How to Get a Tennessee Insurance License

By: Kaplan Financial Education
March 22, 2019

Are you thinking about earning a Tennessee insurance license, and you’re wondering what the process looks like? Every state has different requirements for licensing. Here are the steps you need to follow to earn an insurance license in Tennessee.

Step 1: Complete the Required Prelicensing Education

To earn your Tennessee insurance license, you must first complete the required number of hours of education from a state-approved provider. The number of hours you will need depends on the specific insurance license you are trying to earn. See our state requirements page for the latest breakdown of hours required per license.

When you complete the course, you will receive a certificate. Within six months of receiving that certificate, you must sit for and pass the state exam, or you will need to complete the education again.

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Step 2: Pass a Tennessee Insurance Licensing Exam

Once you’ve completed the required education, you can schedule and sit for your Tennessee insurance licensing exam. The exam you sit for will depend on the specific license you are trying to earn. Tennessee insurance exams are administered by Pearson VUE. You can schedule your  exam on their website, or by calling 800.274.4957.

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Step 3: Get Fingerprinted

The state of Tennessee requires that all candidates for insurance licensure submit fingerprints as part of a criminal background check. You can schedule your fingerprinting with Identogo.

Step 4: Apply for Your Tennessee Insurance License

After you’ve passed your Tennessee insurance licensing exam, you will need to submit your license application to the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance, through the National Insurance Producer Registry.

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