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How to Get a Mississippi Insurance License

Mississippi Insurance Department

Testing Provider (Pearson VUE)

(601) 359-3582

(888) 293-4222


1. Complete a Prelicensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance in Mississippi, you must complete an approved line of prelicensing education and pass the state licensing exam.
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To satisfy the requirements for your course, you will need to pass a Certification Exam.  The Certification Exam must be monitored by a disinterested third party (someone who is not a friend, family member, or financial connection to you).  After passing the Certification Exam with a 70% or greater, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and will report your course completion to the state. Prelicensing education is valid for two years from the date of completion; you will need to take and pass your state exam within this timeframe.





Accident and Health






Personal Lines



2. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

As of July 1, 2017, Licensing exams are provided by Pearson Vue.  An exam fee must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher, or electronic check.  You can make an exam reservation through the following methods:

  • Online: Make an online reservation at at least 24 hours before the desired exam date or 5 days in advance if paying by electronic check
  • Phone: (888-293-4222)
    • Before calling, you must have the following:
      • Legal name, address, Social Security number, daytime phone number, and date of birth
      • Name of the exam
      • Preferred exam date and test center location
  • Fax: Reservation Form (found in the Pearson VUE Insurance Licensing Candidate Handbook)

What to Bring

Two forms of current signature identification:

  1. A primary ID (photograph and signature, not expired) such as a Drivers License or Passport
  2. 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 verify identification and be photographed for the score report.
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing room such as cell phones, watches, wallets, or purses.
  • Studying is not allowed in the test center.
  • The test administrator will provide you with materials to make notes or calculations. You may not write on these items before the exam begins or remove these items from the testing room.
  • You will have the opportunity to take a tutorial that will not reduce the exam time.

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 Mississippi
  • Each exam contains "pretest" questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Pretest 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%.  (Life Only, Accident & Health or Sickness Only and the Life, Accident & Health or Sickness (combined) pass score is 65%.)
  • When you complete the exam, you will receive a score report marked "pass or fail".
  • Candidates who fail will receive a score report that includes a numeric score, diagnostic, and re-testing information.  Candidates can schedule another exam but must wait 24 hours before making the reservation.


Mississippi Exam Information

Exam Type

Exam Time

Total Questions

Life Producer

2 hours 75

Accident & Health Producer

2 hours


Life, Accident & Health Producer

2 hours 125
Property Producer

2 hours

Casualty Producer

2 hours


Personal Lines Producer

2 hours 75

Industrial Fire

2 hours 50
Property & Casualty Producer

2 hours

Independent Adjuster

2 hours

Public Adjuster

2 hours



3.  Apply for License

After successfully completing the examination, applicants must complete an online application at  or  or download a paper application from the Mississippi Insurance Department website at .

Questions?  Email or call 601-359-3582

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