What Are The Pre-Licensing Education Requirements?

Pre­licensing education requirements are established to ensure a minimum level of knowledge about the products and services that agents offer to the public. In addition, license candidates must understand and comply with the statutes and rules affecting insurance. You must meet the following requirements before applying for a license.

Line(s) of Insurance Course Hours
Life .............................................................. 24
Health ........................................................... 24
Life and Health . ............................................. 40
Property and Casualty ..................................... 40

Your sponsoring insurance company can provide a current list of authorized pre­licensing schools. Effective January 1, 2000, state­approved pre­licensing self­study courses may be used to fulfill classroom requirements. You may access a providers list at the Department's Web site.

A pre­licensing education Certificate of Completion will be issued by your pre­licensing school at the end of your course. The certificate is valid for six months. You must pass your exam and apply for your license during this six­month period. You must bring your original pre­licensing Certificate of Completion or Department waiver letter to the testing center when you test. Altered certificates WILL NOT be accepted. In addition, candidates for the bail or recovery agent exams must present the Department's original Certificate of Eligibility in order to test.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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