West Virginia Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

WEST VIRGINIA INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

  • West Virginia 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

  • $110 per exam session

PASSING SCORE REQUIRED

  • 70%

EXAM BREAKDOWN

West Virginia Life Insurance

  • 78 (+ 16 pretest) questions

West Virginia Accident and Health Insurance

  • 80 (+ 16 pretest) questions

West Virginia Property and Casualty

  • 140 (+ 28 pretest) questions

West Virginia Property

  • 80 (+ 15 pretest) questions

West Virginia Casualty

  • 80 (+ 15 pretest) questions

West Virginia Personal Lines – General Insurance

  • 113 (+ 11 pretest) questions

West Virginia Adjuster

  • 45 (+ 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 State of West Virginia Office of the Insurance of Commissioner at (304) 558- 0610 or visit them online at www.wvinsurance.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. 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 all parts of the exam. If a candidate fails any part, they must pay a reexamination fee. Candidates may retake the failed part of their exam as long as their certificate of course completion is valid. Examination results are valid for one year from the date of examination.