The Best Way to Prepare for the Arizona Accident & Health Insurance Exam
To start a career as a health insurance agent in Arizona, you first need to get licensed. This requires passing the Accident & Health insurance exam.
The exam is challenging and covers a wide range of topics. In 2020, just over half (55%) of test-takers passed the Arizona Accident & Health insurance exam on the first try, according to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
But don’t let these numbers discourage you. With the right focus and a good study plan, you can dramatically improve your chances of passing on the first try.
America’s Professor is one of the nation’s leading pre-licensing education providers. We’ve helped thousands of students prepare for their insurance licensing exams. Below we’ve compiled a handful of tried-and-tested tips for passing your state exam.
Start studying early.
Research shows that cramming is the worst way to study. It might help you scrape by on an exam, but it doesn’t provide long-term learning.
The best way to study for your Arizona Accident & Health insurance exam is to dedicate a full week to learning the material, just like you would with an in-person course. If you can’t do this because of work or other obligations, your next best option is to break up your study time into manageable sessions.
Start studying at least two weeks before the exam and put yourself on a strict study schedule. Whether you study in the morning, mid-day, or at night, you should devote at least 35-40 hours total to learning and reviewing the material.
Think about your learning style.
Two out of three people are visual learners. This means they need to see information to really absorb it. Visual aids like maps, symbols, and photos are particularly helpful for visual learners.
The remaining one-third of people are auditory learners. These are the folks who can hear long-winded instructions once and remember most of the details, while the rest of us quickly forget. Auditory learners learn best through lectures, discussions, and oral presentations, and they often like to recite aloud what they have read or heard.
Whether you’re a visual learner or an auditory learner (or a combination of the two), the only thing that really matters is that you understand and retain the information you need to pass the exam.
The good news is that most online courses today (through reputable providers) use a combination of tools that are helpful for both learning styles.
Find a distraction-free place to study.
Your study environment can have a significant impact on your ability to concentrate and absorb information. If you have a large family or noisy roommates, studying at home might be challenging.
Try to choose a study spot that is free of distractions and interruptions—it might be your local library, a city park, or even the parking lot where you work.
Avoid multitasking, and don’t allow yourself to get distracted by your phone.Research shows that even the mere presence of a smartphone reduces a person’s ability to focus.
The time of day you study is also important. If you’re a morning person, avoid studying at night when you’re already tired. Work with your body, and study when you’ll be most likely to concentrate and remember the information.
Don’t rely on practice exams.
Practice tests and quizzes are great tools for reviewing course material. They can help you identify topics or areas where you need to keep studying. But they’re not a comprehensive learning solution.
Practice exams don’t provide the foundational knowledge you need to actually understand the material.
The insurance licensing exam is designed to test whether you really absorbed the required information. You’ll be tested on topics that aren’t everyday knowledge—things like risk management and unfair trade practices. Don’t rely on memorizing questions and answers from flimsy study guides you find online.
Prepare for your exam with America’s Professor.
America’s Professor offers the most comprehensive pre-licensing exam prep courses available anywhere, taught by our award-winning professor, Dr. Jack Morton.
Our study solutions are designed to help you make sense of complex insurance concepts and terminology. When used correctly, our courses will improve your chances of passing your exam on the first try by more than 90%.
- 21+ hours of insurance video lectures (national and state specific material)
- Printed textbook with Arizona state law manual
- Practice quizzes and final exams (350+ question test bank)
- 100-day course access with free extensions until you pass
Every America’s Professor course is backed by outstanding service from our experienced customer service representatives. We’ve been helping students pass their insurance licensing exams for more than 30 years, and we’re committed to your success. Enroll today!