Illinois Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

ILLINOIS INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

  • Illinois requires potential agents to take and complete a state approved prelicensing course before taking their licensing exam.

LICENSING EXAM INFORMATION

  • The exam is multiple choice and is given on a computer.

EXAM FEE

  • The fee for one examination session is $102. Candidates may take two exams in one session.

PASSING SCORE REQUIRED

  • 70%

EXAM BREAKDOWN

ILLINOIS LIFE

  • 81 (+ 18 pretest)

ILLINOIS ACCIDENT AND HEALTH

  • 89 (+ 18 pretest)

ILLINOIS PROPERTY

  • 80 (+ 18 pretest)

ILLINOIS CASUALTY

  • 87 (+ 17 pretest)

ILLINOIS PUBLIC ADJUSTER

  • 112 (+ 11 pretest)

EXAM LOCATIONS

You can schedule your exam with Pearson VUE.

EXAM DATES

Computerized exams are given at Pearson VUE Testing Centers Monday- Saturday and select locations on Sunday.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I APPLY FOR MY LICENSE?

For questions regarding how to obtain a license after the examination has been passed, candidates should contact the Illinois Department of Insurance at (217) 782 - 6366 or visit them online at http://insurance.illinois.gov/producer/. After passing the examination, candidates must apply for their license within one year. After one year, the Department will require the candidate to take and pass their licensing exams again.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE TEST CENTER THE DAY OF MY ILLINOIS INSURANCE EXAM?

Testing vendors will often ask for proof of Pre-License Education. It is therefore crucial that you bring your Certificate of Completion to the testing site. You cannot take anything into the test room with you other than what the proctor provides you. You will be able to leave your personal belongings in a locker in the testing center waiting room. They will provide you with a pen/pencil, scratch paper, and a basic function calculator at the test site.

IF I DON'T PASS IS THERE ANY WAITING PERIOD THAT APPLIES BEFORE I CAN RETAKE THE ILLINOIS INSURANCE EXAM?

This computerized exam is scored immediately upon completion of parts I and II of the exam. If a candidate fails either part, they must pay a reexamination fee and retake only that part of the exam which they failed. Examination results are valid 90 days from the date of examination