Washington Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

WASHINGTON INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

  • Washington 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

  • $45 per major line examination and $62 for combined examinations (Life and Disability or Property and Casualty).

PASSING SCORE REQUIRED

  • 70%

EXAM BREAKDOWN

Washington Life Insurance

  • 100 questions

Washington Disability Insurance

  • 100 questions

Washington Life and Disability Insurance Combined Exam

  • 150 questions

Washington Property Insurance

  • 100 questions

Washington Casualty Insurance

  • 100 questions

Washington Property and Casualty Insurance Combined Exam

  • 150 questions

Washington Personal Lines Insurance

  • 100 questions

Washington Adjuster

  • 100 questions

EXAM LOCATIONS

Computerized exams are given at PSI 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 Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner at (360) 725-7144 or visit them online at http://www.insurance.wa.gov. After passing the examination, candidates must apply for their license within 180 days. After 180 days, the exam score will no longer be valid and the candidate will need to retake their licensing exam, provided their certificate of completion is also still valid.

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 the exam. If you fail your examination, you must wait until the following day to reschedule your exam. You may reschedule your exam for as soon as the day following your registration, per testing center availability. You must apply for licensure within 180 days of passing the exam.