Massachusetts Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

MASSACHUSETTS INSURANCE PRELICENSING INFORMATION

Massachusetts 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, Prometric. The fastest way to schedule your exam is to do so online at www.prometric.com/Massachusetts/insurance. You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (866) 370-3411. Your examination fee is $49 for a combination exam and $39 for single line or limited line exams.

To change of cancel your testing appointment, you must contact Prometric at least 24 hours in advance or forfeit the examination fee.

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

At the end of the exam, the score will be shown on the screen and you will receive a printed score report.

Step 4: Apply for your license via NIPR at www.nipr.com or send the license application form and other required materials to the Massachusetts Department of Insurance. You must wait 48-72 hours after passing the examination, before submitting the electronic application. Forms and more information can be found at the Department’s Licensing webpage. https://doi.MassachusettsMassachusetts.gov/producers/license

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

Massachusetts Life Insurance Examination
100 Questions
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTER PERCENTAGE OF EXAM
General Insurance 6%
Life Insurance Basics 20%
Life Insurance Policies 15%
Life Policy Provisions, Options, and Riders 24%
Annuities 14%
Qualified Plans 6%
Federal Tax Considerations for Life Insurance and Annuities 7%
Insurance Regulation 8%

Massachusetts Accident & Health or Sickness Insurance Examination
100 Questions
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTER PERCENTAGE OF EXAM
General Insurance 10%
Accident, Health or Sickness Insurance Basics 11%
Individual Accident and Sickness Insurance Policy General Rights 8%
Disability Insurance and Related Insurance 5%
Medical Plans 21%
Group Health Insurance 16%
Dental Insurance 1%
Insurance for Senior Citizens and Special Needs Individuals 14%
Federal Tax Considerations for Sickness and Accident Insurance 4%
Insurance Regulation 10%

Massachusetts Property Insurance Examination
100 Questions
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTER PERCENTAGE OF EXAM
General Insurance 10%
Property Insurance Basics 20%
Dwelling Policy 4%
Homeowners Policy - Section I 17%
Auto Insurance 13%
Commercial Package Policy (CPP) 10%
Businessowners Policy 11%
Other Coverages and Options 5%
Insurance Regulation 10%

Massachusetts Casualty Insurance Examination
100 Questions
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTER PERCENT OF EXAM
General Insurance 10%
Casualty Insurance Basics 18%
Homeowners Policy – Section II 16%
Auto Insurance 15%
Commercial Package Policy (CPP) 8%
Businessowners Policy 6%
Workers Compensation Insurance 9%
Other Coverages and Options 8%
Insurance Regulation 10%

Massachusetts Personal Lines Insurance Examination
100 Questions
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

CHAPTER PERCENTAGE OF EXAM
General Insurance 11%
Property and Casualty Insurance Basics 17%
Dwelling Policy 7%
Homeowners Policy 22%
Auto Insurance 25%
Other Coverages and Options 5%
Insurance Regulation 13%

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: Reschedule your exam. You must wait 24 hours before you can reregister to retake the exam. Follow the initial registrations and scheduling steps.

Step 2: 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 3: 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.

LICENSING INFORMATION:
Massachusetts Insurance Department

Attn: Producer Licensing
1000 Washington Street, Suite #810
Boston, MA 02118-6200
Tel. (617.521.7794, and opt for line #3
www.doi.Massachusetts.gov

EXAMINATION INFORMATION:
Website: www.prometric.com/Massachusetts/insurance

-mail: [email protected]
Tel: (800) 853 - 4753
Fax: (800) 347-9242
TDD User: (800) 790-3926

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 make sure that 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 states requirements.