SD Tel: 605-941-1847

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North Dakota Department of Insurance

Testing Provider (Prometric)

(701) 328-2440

(800) 896-2272 


How to Get a North Dakota Insurance License

1. Complete a Pre-licensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance in North Dakota, you must pass a licensing exam. To prepare for the licensing exam, you should take an insurance course. Insurance pre-licensing courses are offered by 1st Dakota Insurance School in many different formats: classroom, web classes, video lectures, online courses, or self-study. All courses are cross-referenced with the exam content outline. You can view course options for North Dakota and register at 

2. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

An exam fee must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher or electronic check. You can make a reservation through the following methods:

  • Online: 
  • Phone:  (800) 896-2272

What to Bring

Two forms of current signature identification:

  • A primary ID (photograph and signature, not expired) such as a Driver’s License or Passport
  • A secondary ID (signature, not expired) such as a Debit or Credit card

Exam Procedures

  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to sign in and verify identification.
  • No talking or any other form of communication among candidates is permitted in the exam area.
  • Children, cell phones, calculators, pagers, cameras, programmable electronic devices and recording devices of any kind are NOT allowed.
  • No smoking, eating, or drinking will be allowed at the exam site.
  • Dictionaries, books, papers, or study and reference materials are NOT permitted.
  • You may not exit the building during the exam.

Exam Format

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • The exam consists of two parts:
    1. The general section deals with basic insurance product knowledge
    2. The state section deals with insurance laws, rules, and regulations, and practices that are unique to North Dakota
  • Each exam contains “experimetal” questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Experimental questions may not be covered in your educational materials and do not affect your final score!
  • The passing score required on each exam is 70%.
  • When you complete the exam, you will receive a score report marked “pass or fail”.
    • If you pass, you will immediately receive a successful notification and performance summary on an exam results letter.
    • If you do not pass, you will immediately receive an unsuccessful exam results letter along with a diagnostic report indicating your strengths and weaknesses by exam portion.

North Dakota Exam Information

Exam Code

Exam Name

Exam Time



Total Questions


Life & Annuity Part I
Life & Annuity Part II
Laws & Regulations

70 min
50 min





Accident & Health Insurance Part I
Accident & Health Part II Laws & Regulations

50 min





Property Ins - Part I
Property Ins - Part II Laws & Regulations

75 min
50 min





Casualty Ins - Part I
Casualty Ins - Part II Laws & Regulations

70 min
50 min





Personal Lines

120 min




3. Apply for a License

After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application at


Educational services in this state are provided by:
1st Dakota Insurance School
Sandy Kost

2601 S Minnesota Ave Ste 105-244
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone:  (605) 941-1847

1st Dakota Insurance School provides licensing information as a courtesy to our students. While reasonable attempts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, licensees are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with the requirements set forth by their state licensing entity. 1st Dakota Insurance School offers no guarantee of the accuracy of this information and will not be held liable in case of noncompliance with the license requirements.