District of Columbia Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

District of Columbia does not require licensing candidates to complete prelicensing education; however, ExamFX highly recommends that you complete an educational course before attempting to take your state’s licensing exam.

WHAT’S IN MY COURSE?

Navigate to ExamFX’s home page and select the line of authority you’re interested in to learn more about our comprehensive insurance training packages.

DON'T FORGET YOUR GUARANTEE EXAM!

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 Guarantee 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.

HOW DO I GET MY LICENSE?

Step 1 (optional): Complete an optional prelicensing course that helps prepare you to take and pass your licensing exam.

Step 2: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, PearsonVUE, online at www.pearsonvue.com/dc/insurance. You may also schedule over the phone at (800) 274-0610. Your exam fee will be $75 per examination

Step 3: Take and pass you 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.) one of which must contain a photograph and a signature. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.

At the end of your exam, you will receive a score report marked “pass” or “fail.”

Step 4: After you pass your exam, you must submit to fingerprinting and a background check through the DC Metropolitan Police Department prior to being granted a license. Please contact Sheila Johnson-Parker via e-mail at [email protected] to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting.

Step 5: Apply for your license with NIPR at www.nipr.com.

Step 6: 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.

WHAT WILL MY EXAM BE LIKE?

Your exam experience is dependent on the line of authority you are testing for but all licensing exams will be multiple choice and take place on a computer. Carefully review the below examination breakdowns to learn important factors like:

  1. the number of questions on your exam
  2. the time limit
  3. the subjects that you will be tested on
  4. the score that you must achieve to pass the exam

District of Columbia Life Insurance Examination
90 Questions (75 scored, 15 pretest
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTER PERCENTAGE OF EXAM
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Completing the Application, Underwriting, and Delivering the Policy 15%
Types of Life Policies 15%
Life Policy Provisions, Riders and Options 23%
Taxes, Retirement, and Other Insurance Concepts 10%
STATE LAW
District of Columbia Statutes and Regulations Common to All Lines 25%
District of Columbia Statutes and Regulations Pertinent to Life Only 12%

District of Columbia Health Insurance Examination
95 Questions (80 scored, 15 pretest)
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTER PERCENTAGE OF EXAM
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Field Underwriting Procedures 12%
Types of Health Policies 19%
Health Policy Provisions, Clauses, and Riders 27%
Social Insurance 4%
Other Health Insurance Concepts 5%
STATE LAW
District of Columbia Statutes and Regulations Common to All Lines 26%
District of Columbia Statutes and Regulations Pertinent to Health Only 7%

District of Columbia Property Insurance Examination
90 Total Questions (75 scored, 15 pretest)
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTER PERCENTAGE OF EXAM
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Insurance Terms and Related Concepts 19%
Policy Provisions and Contract Law 14%
Types of Property Policies 33%
STATE LAW
District of Columbia Statutes and Regulations Common to All Lines 27%
District of Columbia Statutes and Regulations Pertinent to Property and Casualty Only 4%
District of Columbia Statutes and Regulations Pertinent to Property Only 3%

District of Columbia Casualty Insurance Examination
95 Total Questions (80 scored, 15 pretest)
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTER PERCENTAGE OF EXAM
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Insurance Terms and Related Concepts 18%
Types of Casualty Policies, Bonds, and Related Terms 31%
Policy Provisions and Contract Law 14%
STATE LAW
District of Columbia Statutes and Regulations Common to All Lines 25%
District of Columbia Statutes and Regulations Pertinent to Property and Casualty Only 4%
District of Columbia Statutes and Regulations Pertinent to Casualty Only 8%

I FAILED MY EXAM. NOW WHAT?

We are sorry to hear that you have failed your first attempt at passing your state’s licensing exam. These licensing exams are difficult and some candidates must try again to reach their goal. We want to help you get there, so we recommend that you:

Step 1: Be aware of retake limitations and rules.

Step 2: Reschedule your exam after the 24 hour waiting period. You must reregister by following the initial registrations and scheduling steps.

Step 3: ExamFX’s subject matter experts are available by email at [email protected] to help you pass your licensing exam on your next attempt. Many testing providers will supply you with a score report or performance summary after your testing appointment. Use this report to let the ExamFX subject matter experts know what areas of the exam that you are struggling the most with.

Step 4: Study your materials. ExamFX materials are created by analyzing the exact testing outline supplied by your testing provider or Department of Insurance. This means that all the information that you need to pass your exam is within your course. Be confident that with more studying, you can pass your licensing exam and achieve your goals!

MORE QUESTIONS?

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

For licensing information please contact:

Government of the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking (DISB)
1050 First Street, NE, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20002
Phone (202) 727-8000
Website www.disb.dc.gov

For examination information:

Pearson VUE District of Columbia Insurance
Attn: Regulatory Program
5601 Green Valley Dr.
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: (800) 274-0610
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.pearsonvue.com

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