North Carolina Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

NORTH CAROLINA INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

  • North Carolina 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

  • $46 per exam session

PASSING SCORE REQUIRED

  • 70%

EXAM BREAKDOWN

North Carolina Life Agent

  • 55 (+ 5 pretest) questions

North Carolina Accident and Health or Sickness Agent

  • 55 (+ 5 pretest) questions

North Carolina Property Agent

  • 55 (+ 5 pretest) questions

North Carolina Casualty Agent

  • 55 (+ 5 pretest) questions

North Carolina Personal Lines Agent

  • 80 (+ 10 pretest) questions

North Carolina Medicare Supplement Long-Term Care Agent

  • 55 (+ 5 pretest) questions

North Carolina Insurance Adjuster

  • 100 (+ 20 pretest) questions

EXAM LOCATIONS

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?

Go online to www.nipr.com and complete an electronic application. You cannot submit a license application until you have completed your pre-licensing education, as a course completion date and school code are requested in the application. Upon submitting the application and applicable fees, you will then receive an "authorization email" from Pearson VUE. This email contains pertinent information for scheduling your license exam. You cannot register for your examination until receiving this authorization email.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE TEST CENTER THE DAY OF MY 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 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 reschedule their exam. Candidates must take and pass their exam within 90 days of receiving their Examination Admission Ticket, OR within five (5) exam attempts after receiving their Examination Admission Ticket - whichever occurs first.