Montana Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

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Updated February 23, 2024



Montana 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.


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.


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: (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, Pearson Vue, at least 24 hours before your desired examination date. The fastest way to schedule your exam is to do so online with Pearson Vue You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (800) 274-8906. To change or cancel your testing appointment, you must contact Pearson Vue at least 48 hours in advance or forfeit the examination fee.

Be aware that the state of Montana requires fingerprinting and this can be completed at the Pearson Vue testing center. An Applicant Rights and Consent to Fingerprint Form must be filled out and emailed to: [email protected]. This fingerprint card will be submitted to the Montana Department of Justice. More information and fingerprinting locations can be found on the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance's website.

Step 3: Take and pass your state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment, arrive at the test center 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete the necessary sign-in procedures. You must bring with you two (2) forms of personal ID (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.) Both must have your signature, and one of the two must have your photo. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.

The computerized exam is scored immediately upon completion of parts I and II of the exam.

Step 4: Allow up to three business days for the exam results to transfer to the NIPR Online System. Apply for your license with NIPR. Detailed licensing information can be found through the Department of Insurance.

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, but all licensing exams will be multiple-choice and take place on a computer. Review the exam summaries below. The exam content outlines can be found on the testing provider's website.

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


Montana Life Insurance Examination

103 Total Questions (86 Scored Questions, 17 Pretest)
Time Limit: 2 hours
Passing Score: 75%

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Montana Accident and Health Insurance Examination

102 Total Questions (92 scored, 10 pretest)
Time Limit: 135 minutes
Passing Score: 75%

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Montana Property Insurance Examination

92 Total Questions (82 scored, 10 pretest)
Time Limit: 2 hours
Passing Score: 75%

Montana Casualty Insurance Examination

97 Total Questions (87 scored, 10 pretest)
Time Limit: 2 hours 15 minutes
Passing Score: 75%

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

Direct questions about licensure to:
Montana Department of Insurance
Phone: (406) 444-2040
Email: [email protected]

Direct all questions and requests for information about exams to:
Pearson VUE / Montana Insurance
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (877) 540-5825

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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