Colorado Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

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Updated April 8, 2024

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Colorado requires producer licensing candidates to take and complete a state-approved prelicensing course. You will also need to apply for your license with the state insurance department and register for the state licensing exam. Make sure to register for all 3 (prelicensing course, license application, state exam) using the personally identifiable information exactly as it appears on your government-issued ID. Discrepancies will delay the licensing process.

Life50 hours
Accident and Health 50 hours
Casualty50 hours
Property50 hours
Personal Lines50 hours


Colorado requires 50 hours of prelicensing education for each line of authority.

To earn your certificate of completion:

  • Read every chapter and take the end-of-chapter quiz.
  • Score 70% or better on each chapter quiz.
  • Complete and pass the Certificate Exam with a score of 70% or better with a proctor/disinterested third party present. The Disinterested Third Party cannot be a minor, not related to the individual and not an immediate supervisor or employee. The proctor must be physically present, supervise the duration of the exam, and follow all state proctoring rules. 


NOTE: You must complete your prelicensing course and receive a certificate of completion before taking the state examination.

IMPORTANT: Entering incorrect information may delay the issuance of the certificate of completion or, in the event of significant errors related to the identity of the registrant, any progress through the materials will be invalidated, and you must begin the course again. 


ExamFX is so confident in the quality of its material that we offer our customers a first-time pass guarantee. If you don’t pass the first time around, we will refund your money. To qualify for this offer, you must pass our Readiness Exam with a score of 80% to determine maximum exam readiness. While completing this portion of your online course is not required, we highly recommend taking this extra step.


Step 1: Complete a prelicensing course that has been approved by the Department of Insurance. Once you have completed your course and passed the Certificate Exam, ExamFX will review and process your Certificate of Completion.

Certificate processing takes up to 2 business days and may be delayed for proctor validation. Once approved, your Certificate of Completion will be available for you to download and print from your ExamFX account. The Certificate of Completion is valid for one (1) year. Your prelicensing course completion will be reported to the state by ExamFX.

Step 2: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, Pearson VUE or call (800) 274-2616. You must provide the training provider code (ExamFX training provider code is 50801) at the time of making your licensing examination reservation. Your exam may be taken at a physical Pearson VUE examination center or via a remote online proctored exam. Exam fees must be paid at the time of reservation.

All pre-licensing requirements must be satisfied before passing the Pearson VUE examination for the exam scores to be valid. Passing scores are valid for one (1) year from the examination date and the license application must be received by Pearson VUE within one (1) year of passing the examination. To obtain your score report, log into your Pearson VUE account.

Step 3: Take and pass your state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment, you must bring with you two valid forms of government-issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.) which must contain your name and photograph. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.

After the exam, results will be available immediately.

Step 4: Apply for your license. Colorado resident applicants may use the online application service at NIPR or with Sircon. If you do not apply within 12 months of completing your education, you will need to take it again.

Step 5: Maintain your license by being aware of your continuing education requirements. Most insurance licenses must be maintained by completing a certain number of credit hours of continuing education each licensing period. ExamFX offers continuing education courses that will help you comply with your state’s requirements. Click here to view your state’s education rules and stay on top of your license.


Your exam experience is dependent on the line of authority you are testing for. Review the exam summaries below. The exam content outlines, and more information can be found in Pearson VUE's Candidate Handbook.

The breakdown of testing topics can be found here.

  1. The number of questions on your exam
  2. The time limit
  3. The score that you must achieve to pass the exam


Colorado Life Insurance Examination

90 Total Questions (80 scored, 10 pretest)
Time Limit: 2 hours
Passing Score: 70%

Train for your test with our Colorado Life exam prep course.

Colorado Accident and Health Insurance Examination

91 Total Questions (80 scored, 11 pretest)
Time Limit: 2 hours
Passing Score: 70%

Train for your test with our Colorado Health exam prep course.

Colorado Property Insurance Examination

85 Questions (75 scored, 10 pretest)
Time Limit: 2 hours
Passing Score: 70%


Colorado Casualty Insurance Examination

91 Total Questions (81 scored, 10 pretest)
Time Limit: 2 hours
Passing Score: 70%

Train for your test with our Colorado Property and Casualty exam prep course.

Colorado Personal Lines Insurance Examination

113 Questions (104 scored, 9 pretest)
Time Limit: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Passing Score: 70%

Train for your test with our Colorado Personal Lines exam prep course.


ExamFX recommends that you contact your Department of Insurance or testing center directly.

For PearsonVUE licensing information:
Pearson VUE Colorado Insurance
3131 S Vaughn Way, Suite 205
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (800) 275-8247
E-mail: [email protected]

For questions about the examination:
Pearson VUE
Phone: (800) 274-2616

The information displayed above is for informational purposes only. ExamFX is not responsible for the accuracy of the information on this page. All steps have been taken to ensure the information relayed on this page is accurate; however, information is subject to change without notice. It is the responsibility of the producer to be compliant per their state's requirements.

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