Rhode Island Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

RHODE ISLAND INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

  • Rhode Island does not require potential agents to take and complete a state approved prelicensing course before taking their licensing exam. This being said, it is highly recommended that potential agents take and complete a state-specific test preparation course before taking their licensing exam.

LICENSING EXAM INFORMATION

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

EXAM FEE

  • $90 per examination session (if a candidate schedules two exams in one session, only one fee is required; visit the Pearson VUE link below for allowable combinations)

PASSING SCORE REQUIRED

  • 70%

EXAM BREAKDOWN

Rhode Island Life

  • 80 (+ 15 pretest) questions

Rhode Island Accident and Health

  • 80 (+ 15 pretest) questions

Rhode Island Property

  • 76 (+ 16 pretest) questions

Rhode Island Casualty

  • 82 (+ 16 pretest) questions

Rhode Island Personal Lines

  • 100 (+ 16 pretest) questions

Rhode Island Adjuster (Property & Casualty)

  • 35(+ 5 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?

For questions regarding how to obtain a license after the examination has been passed, candidates should contact the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation at (401) 462-9520 or visit them online at www.dbr.ri.gov. 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.

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 any part, they must pay a reexamination fee and retake only that part of the exam which they failed. A candidate has one year to pass the failed portion of the exam. If a candidate fails to pass both portions within one year, they must retake the entire examination.