Tennessee Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

TENNESSEE INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

  • Tennessee 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

  • $54 per exam session, combined exams may be taken in a single session (Life, Accident & Health, or Property & Casualty).

PASSING SCORE REQUIRED

  • 70%

EXAM BREAKDOWN

Tennessee Life

  • 68 (+ 14 pretest) questions

Tennessee Accident and Health

  • 68 (+ 14 pretest) questions

Tennessee Property

  • 68 (+ 14 pretest) questions

Tennessee Casualty

  • 68 (+ 14 pretest) questions

Tennessee Personal Lines

  • 100 (+ 17 pretest) questions

Tennessee Public Adjuster

  • 50 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 Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance at (615) 741-2693 or visit them online at www.tn.gov/commerce/insurance. After passing the examination, candidates must apply for their license within six months. After six months, the Department will require the candidate to take and pass their licensing exams again. Therefore, you will also be required to retake a pre-licensing course as the course certificate will be expired.

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 of the exam, they must pay a reexamination fee and retake the entire exam (Parts I and II). Examination results are valid for six months from the date of examination. Candidates must wait 24 hours before rescheduling their exam and 30 days before retaking the exam.