Texas Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

TEXAS INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

  • Texas 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

  • $62 for Life, Accident and Health or Property and Casualty exams.
  • $48 for Life only, Personal Lines or Limited Lines exams.

PASSING SCORE REQUIRED

  • 70%

EXAM BREAKDOWN

Texas Life Agent

  • 85 (+ 15 pretest) questions

Texas General Lines - Life, Accident and Health

  • 125 (+ 25 pretest) questions

Texas General Lines - Property and Casualty

  • 125 (+ 25 pretest) questions

Texas Personal Lines Property and Casualty

  • 100 (+ 16 pretest)

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 Texas Department of Insurance at (512) 322-3503 or visit them online at www.tdi.texas.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 either part, they must pay a reexamination fee and retake the entire exam. Candidates must wait 24 hours before rescheduling their exam. There is no limit to how many times a candidate can take the exam. Examination results are valid one year from the date of examination.