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AP's Iowa Insurance Exam Prep courses are comprised of everything you need to pass the Iowa licensing exam. AP's courses have been designed to help you learn the basics of insurance through "better than live" video lectures (delivered 100% online), challenging quiz questions and a great textbook!

Presenting quality content questions in a similar format to the actual licensing exam is one of the most important steps in getting our students through their licensing exam. Each insurance pre-licensing course comes with hundreds of practice exam questions (chapter-specific) to help students retain course material and be confident on their big test day! The more difficult questions include full explanations. Practice exams may be taken over and over again to help students learn, not just memorize, the answers.

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Demo Iowa Property & Casualty Pre-License Course.
Iowa Property Casualty Insurance Licensing Demo Course

Demo Iowa Life & Health (Disability) Pre-License Course.
Iowa Life & Health Insurance Licensing Demo Course

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Iowa Property & Casualty Insurance Pre-Licensing

  • 20+ hours of insurance video lectures;
  • Practice Quizzes & Final Exams (700+ question test bank); and
  • FREE Printed Textbook with an Iowa State Manual (PDFs are also available for download at no extra charge).
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This course subscription will be viewable for 45 days for one student.

(Property, Fire & Casualty, Liability, Auto, Surety Insurance Training, Property & Casualty Insurance Education)

USD$ 129.00



Iowa Property Insurance Pre-Licensing

  • 13+ hours of insurance video lectures;
  • Practice Quizzes & Final Exams (350+ question test bank); and
  • FREE Printed Textbook with an Iowa State Manual (PDFs are also available for download at no extra charge).
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This course subscription will be viewable for 45 days for one student.

USD$ 99.00



Iowa Casualty Insurance Pre-Licensing

  • 11+ hours of insurance video lectures;
  • Practice Quizzes & Final Exams (350+ question test bank); and
  • FREE Printed Textbook with an Iowa State Manual (PDFs are also available for download at no extra charge).
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This course subscription will be viewable for 45 days for one student  

USD$ 99.00



Iowa Life, Accident & Health Insurance Pre-Licensing

  • 20+ hours of insurance video lectures;
  • Practice Quizzes & Final Exams (700+ question test bank); and
  • FREE Printed Textbook with an Iowa State Manual (PDFs are also available for download at no extra charge).
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This course subscription will be viewable for 45 days for one student.

(Life & Health, Disability, Sickness Insurance Training, Life & Health Insurance Education)

USD$ 129.00


Iowa Life Insurance Pre-Licensing

  • 13+ hours of insurance video lectures;
  • Practice Quizzes & Final Exams (350+ question test bank); and
  • FREE Printed Textbook with an Iowa State Manual (PDFs are also available for download at no extra charge).
  • FREE Shipping!

This course subscription will be viewable for 45 days for one student 

USD$ 99.00


Iowa Accident & Health Insurance Pre-Licensing

  • 15+ hours of insurance video lectures;
  • Practice Quizzes & Final Exams (350+ question test bank); and
  • FREE Printed Textbook with an Iowa State Manual (PDFs are also available for download at no extra charge).
  • FREE Shipping! 

This course subscription will be viewable for 45 days for one student.

USD$ 99.00


Here is everything you wanted to know about the
Iowa insurance licensing exam!

What kind of questions do they put on the Iowa insurance license exam?

All of the Iowa insurance exam questions are multiple choice. There are no fill-ins (no need to memorize) and no essay (no need to be ready to explain anything) questions.

For example:

Chance of loss is the definition of:

a. risk
b. peril
c. indemnity
d. hazard

A multiple choice test will usually test heavily on definitions (terminology) and numbers (dollar amounts and number of days).

The exam is drawn from a large pool of questions – you will have a different set of questions than the person sitting next to you. If you retake the exam, expect to see very few of the questions repeated on the next exam. Students report that the exams vary greatly in terms of the number of questions on any given topic.

Students report that about 1/3 of the questions are terminology (definitional) questions, 1/3 are number/day questions, and 1/3 are questions where you have to apply the knowledge to reason through a practical situation (story problems – usually short).

What score do I need to pass the Iowa insurance exam?

There are 4 basic exams given in most states – Life, Accident & Health or Sickness, Property, and Casualty. In some states, the exams are combined (Property & Casualty). Some states, including Iowa, have a Personal Lines exam for agents selling only homeowner or auto insurance.

In Iowa, you need a score of 70% to pass each exam. But, each exam consists of two parts – the “national” insurance section and the "state rules" section. You will need a score of 70% on each section – the two scores are not averaged together.

Are questions grouped by category?

Our students always want to know if the questions regarding indemnification (for example) are grouped together. No, questions and topics are randomly scrambled, but that never seems to be a problem for anyone.

What insurance exams are given in Iowa and what do they cost?

Exam Code
Exam Name
Exam Length
Exam Fee*
01
Life 2 hours
$71
02 Accident & Health or Sickness 2 hours $71
55
Personal Lines
2 hours $71
44
Commercial Lines 2 hours $71
31 Crop
1 hour $71
29
Credit
1 hour $71
46
Surety
1 hour $71
82
Excess & Surplus Lines
1 hour $71
03
Property
2 hours $71
04
Casualty
2 hours $71
60
Viatical Settlement
1 hour $71
20
Public Adjusters
1 hour $71
If exams 01 and 02, or 03 and 04 are taken at the same time the cost is $87.

*Personal checks and cash will not be accepted.

Where can I take the Iowa insurance exam?

Location*
Schedule
Coralville/Cedar Rapids, IA
Coralville Pearson Professional Center
327 2nd Street Ste. 370
1 day per week
Davenport, IA
Northwest Bank and Trust Bldg.
100 East Kimberly Ste. 401
Davenport, IA 52806
1 day per week
Sioux City, IA
4300 South Lakeport Ste. 204
Sioux City, IA 51106
1 day per week
West Des Moines, IA
West Des Moines Pearson Professional Center
Colony Office Park Bldg.
3737 Woodland Ave. Ste. 340
West Des Moines, IA 50266
2 days per week
Omaha, NE
Omaha Pearson Professional Center
10832 Old Mill Rd.
Omni Corporate Office Park
Omaha, NE 68154
1 day per week
*Locations of the insurance exam and schedules are subject to change. Please call 1-877-540-5825 for up-to-date information.

How do I sign up to take the Iowa insurance exam?

We recommend that you call Pearson VUE (the testing company) at 1-877-540-5825. Be sure to call at least 3 days in advance of the date you plan to take the exam. The earlier you sign up, the better your chances of getting the test date of your choice.

Which Iowa insurance exam is the most difficult?

Each insurance licensing exam presents its own challenge. Between Life and Accident & Sickness, students say that the Iowa Accident & Sickness insurance exam is the more difficult. Accident & Sickness insurance policies are simply more complicated than life insurance policies.

The Property insurance exam is easier than the Casualty insurance exam. Property insurance deals with easy to understand issues – fire, flooding, earthquake, etc. On the other hand, Casualty insurance deals primarily with Liability insurance – protection against lawsuits. Casualty insurance is a more conceptual topic and one that is more difficult for students to grasp – particularly if you have never been sued.

The state portion of the Iowa insurance exam is very detailed and presents its own challenges. The state topics tend to cover trivial details relating to complicated state regulations. None of this is easy, but that is why we work so hard to make the material both understandable and memorable.

This is a challenging exam. Put yourself on a strict schedule as you do your exam prep work. Be focused and disciplined as you do your insurance test prep.

Will I have adequate time to complete the Iowa insurance exam?

Yes. We have never had students say that they ran out of time to complete the exam. Most students finish in about half of the allotted time (up to 2 hours). The only students who ever report that they ran out of time were those who were trying to memorize questions in the event they had to repeat the exam.

Is the Iowa insurance exam still given by the “paper and pencil” method?

No, this is a computerized exam. Virtually all of the students say the proctors were helpful, the room was quiet, and the computer worked well. The proctors will give you the opportunity to complete a practice exam to learn how to use the system. When you are done, you will NOT be given a copy of the exam, nor will you be given the opportunity to review particular questions and their answers. The exam will be scored immediately and you will know your results when you leave.

What is the best test prep method for the Iowa insurance exam?

There is no alternative to knowing the material. There are no shortcuts to learning but there are more effective and less frustrating ways to learn. We recommend that you follow a 4-step process:

  • watch and listen to the lecture;
  • highlight key concepts in the text;
  • review questions in the test bank; and
  • send AP an email if you have any questions.

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