Texas Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

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Updated April 2, 2024



Texas 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 online with your state’s testing provider, Pearson VUE or call (888) 754-7667. Payment is not accepted at the testing center. More information can be found in Pearson VUE's Candidate Handbook.

If you need to reschedule your exam, you must do so at least 24 hours prior to your testing appointment or you will forfeit your examination fee. If you are cancelling your appointment, you must do so at least three (3) calendar days prior to your appointment.

Step 3: Texas requires license candidates to get a fingerprint background check from IdentoGO. To schedule a fingerprint appointment, go to IdentoGO or call (888) 467-2080. Use service code 11G6QF when making the appointment. For more information read the fingerprinting requirements and instructions.

Step 4: Take and pass your state licensing exam. Exams are taken in-person at a Pearson VUE testing site. As of 3/1/2024 remote exams are no longer offered. 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.

If you pass, you will receive a successful score report. If you do not pass, you will receive a report indicating your strengths and weaknesses by examination type.

Step 5: Apply for your license via SIRCON within 1 year of passing the examination.

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.


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 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


Texas Life Insurance Agent Examination

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

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Texas Examination for Life and Health Agent

145 Total Questions (130 scored, 15 pretest)
Time Limit: 2.5 Hours
Passing score: 70%

Train for your test with our Texas Life and Health exam prep course.

Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Examination

145 Total Questions (130 scored; 15 pretest)
Time Limit: 2.5 Hours
Passing score: 70%

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

Texas Personal Lines Insurance Examination

110 Total Questions (100 scored; 10 pretest)
Time Limit: 2 Hours
Passing score: 70%

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


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

For licensing information please contact:
Texas Insurance Department
333 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78701
Phone (512) 676-6500
Fax (512) 490-1029
Website: www.tdi.texas.gov
Email: [email protected]

For examination information:
Pearson VUE/Texas Insurance
Attn: Regulatory Program
5601 Green Valley Dr.
Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone (800) 997-1248
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.pearsonvue.com

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.

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