Arkansas residents, follow our step-by-step guide below to get your Arkansas insurance claims adjuster license. We’ve also included information on how to renew your Arkansas license and what reciprocity looks like for AR adjusters so you’ll have everything you need to obtain and maintain your license.
Not an Arkansas resident? Visit the Arkansas Insurance Department website to see details on getting your DHS or nonresident license.
Let’s get started!
#1: Meet the Basic Requirements for the Arkansas Adjuster License
Before you start taking steps to get your adjuster license, make sure you meet Arkansas’ basic requirements.
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Be competent, trustworthy, financially responsible, and of good reputation
- Maintain an office accessible to the public
- Have 1 year of adjusting experience (AdjusterPro students are exempt from this requirement. See Step #2)
If you meet these basic requirements, it’s time to complete your pre-licensing course and ace your state exam.
#2: Take the Arkansas Pre-Licensing Course and Pass the State Adjuster Exam
Arkansas offers two different paths to get your adjuster license.
- Take AdjusterPro’s Arkansas Pre-Licensing Course and Exam. Students who take our course and pass the included exam are exempt from the Arkansas state exam and the 1-year experience requirement. We are the only provider able to offer these exemptions.
- Candidates who do not go through AdjusterPro’s course will need to submit an affidavit signed by a supervising adjuster stating they have completed 1 year of experience in the adjusting field and pass the Arkansas state adjuster exam through PSI.
Students who go through AdjusterPro’s online process will take a 40-hour pre-licensing course, after which, you will be given a 150-question, multiple-choice exam which you can also take online. You must correctly answer at least 70% of the questions to pass. No additional testing or coursework is required and once you pass your exam, you are qualified to apply for your license.
Our course has been rigorously prepared and is regularly updated. Our online classroom allows you to print reference materials, take practice tests, and even create your own quizzes to help with subjects you are struggling with. We recommend moving on to the exam only after you’re consistently making 90% on your practice tests and passing all the quizzes with flying colors.
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#3: Submit an Application for Your Arkansas Adjuster License
Once you’ve taken our pre-licensing course and passed the included state exam, you’re ready to apply for your Arkansas adjuster license.
Submit your adjuster application through NIPR. After you submit your application, complete the Arkansas State Police Form located at the end of the NIPR online application for Arkansas.
Your pre-licensing course Certificate of Completion and your NIPR transaction number should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can check to see if your Arkansas Adjuster License has been issued at SBS Arkansas.
Need help completing your application? Check out our Arkansas adjuster application instructional video below. We’ll walk you through the entire process, step by step.
#4: Complete Arkansas Continuing Education and License Renewal Requirements
Once you have your license, you’ll need to complete some additional steps every few years to keep it active. Resident Arkansas adjusters are required to complete 24 hours of continuing education (CE) every 2 years. The 24 hours must include at least 3 hours of Ethics.
Arkansas adjusters may not take the same course more than once within a 2-year period and receive CE credit, regardless of the compliance cycle. Excess credits will roll over into the next compliance cycle as ‘general credits.’
All licenses are issued or renewed for a period of two calendar years, and will expire on the last day of the licensee’s birth month in the calendar year of expiration. For first time licensees, the active license period may be 12 to 24 months depending on when the license was issued.
Renew your license through NIPR.
AdjusterPro offers over 24 hours of state-approved continuing education courses for Arkansas adjusters. Courses can be purchased individually or as a discounted bundle that will completely fulfill the 24-hour requirement.
Additional Information for Arkansas Insurance Adjusters
Now that you know how to become an adjuster, let’s take a detailed look at the fees and costs of getting and maintaining your license.
Arkansas Adjuster Licensing Fees
- AdjusterPro Arkansas Pre-Licensing Course + State Exam: $379
- License Application Fee: $120
- State Police Record Check Fee: $22
- License Renewal Fee: $120
- Continuing Education Filing Fee: $20
Arkansas Adjuster License Reciprocity
Reciprocity means an adjuster holding a home state license can apply for an adjuster license in another state without having to take that state’s exam. If you want to learn more about reciprocity and why it’s vital to your success, visit our Reciprocity: The Truth About Adjuster Licensing Agreements Between States blog article.
Fees for reciprocal licenses vary by state, but on average you can expect to pay between $40 and $60 per application, although a few states charge up to $120. To see what states will offer reciprocal licensing privileges to Arkansas adjusters, visit our Arkansas Adjuster Reciprocity Map. At the bottom of the page, we also offer a downloadable guide to help you prioritize which reciprocal licenses you should get first.
Arkansas grants reciprocal licenses to adjusters who are licensed their home state or adjusters who hold a Designated Home State (DHS) license, as long as the home or DHS state requires an examination.
Arkansas Insurance Department Contact Information
Website: Arkansas Insurance Department
Arkansas Insurance Department
1 Commerce Way, Suite 102
Little Rock, AR 72202
Obtaining your home state license is the first step to a career as an insurance adjuster. Once you become a licensed insurance claims adjuster in Arkansas, you should apply for reciprocal licenses so you can work in more states, making you more attractive to potential employers.
No matter where you’re at in your insurance adjusting career, we can help.