Virginia Insurance Prelicensing Requirements


Virginia 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 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.


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

Step 2: Obtain a Criminal History Record Report (CHRR). Contact the Virginia State Police at (804) 674-2131 or visit the Virginia State Police website. Further directions about completing the form may be found on the form.

Step 3: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, Prometric, online by clicking here. You may also schedule over the phone at (866) 891-6396. Your exam may be scheduled at one of Prometric's physical testing locations or via remote testing using Prometric’s ProProctor™ application. Exam fees must be paid at the time of reservation. .

Step 4: 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.) 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 the exam, the score will be shown on the screen and you will receive an emailed score report.

Security measures are taken for all testing methods. Restrictions on what you may bring with you to the testing center, into the testing room, and what you may wear will be enforced. For more detailed information about the security measures that will be taken during your testing appointment, please read and review the candidate bulletin offered at Prometric.

Step 5: Apply for your license with Sircon. Attach the CHRR with all related documents to the application. Virginia requires the submission of fingerprints with applications for resident insurance licenses. Applicants must submit their application for an insurance license within 90 days of submitting their fingerprints to Fieldprint.

Candidates will create a user account on Fieldprint’s website by going to, and use Fieldprint Code “FPVABOICHRR” to ensure that the results from the fingerprint review are provided to the Bureau of Insurance. Candidates may schedule a 10-minute appointment at a date and time at one of Fieldprint’s 46 locations across Virginia or elsewhere in the United States. Candidates must bring appointment number and two forms of valid identification such as a driver’s license or passport.

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. 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


Virginia Life and Annuities Insurance Examination
105 Questions (90 scored, 15 pretest)
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

General Insurance10%
Life Insurance Basics 15%
Life Insurance Policies 20%
Life Insurance Policy Provisions, Riders, and Options18%
Annuities 12%
Qualified Plans 4%
Federal Tax Considerations for Life Insurance and Annuities4%
Insurance Regulation17%

Virginia Health Insurance Examination
105 Questions (90 scored, 15 pretest)
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

General Insurance Concepts10%
Accidental and Health Insurance Basics12%
Individual Health Insurance Policy General Provisions 16%
Disability Income and Related Insurance 9%
Medical Plans 10%
Group Health Insurance8%
Dental Insurance2%
Health Insurance for Senior Citizens and Special Needs Individuals14%
Federal Tax Considerations for Health Insurance2%
Insurance Regulation17%

Virginia Life and Health Insurance Examination
150 Questions (140 scored, 10 pretest)
Time limit: 2.5 hours
Passing score: 70%

General Insurance6%
Life Insurance Basics 6%
Life Insurance Policies 10%
Life Insurance Policy Provisions, Riders, and Options11%
Annuities 6%
Qualified Plans2%
Federal Tax Considerations for Life Insurance and Annuities2%
Health Insurance Basics6%
Individual Health Insurance Policy General Provisions 11%
Disability Income and Related Insurance 5%
Medical Plans 6%
Group Health Insurance5%
Dental Insurance1%
Insurance for Seniors and Special Needs Individuals11%
Federal Tax Considerations for Health Insurance2%
FInsurance Regulations10%

Virginia Property and Casualty Insurance Examination
145 Total Questions (135 scored, 10 pretest)
Time limit: 2.5 hours
Passing score: 70%

General Insurance 9%
Property and Casualty Insurance Basics 13%
Dwelling Policy 5%
Homeowners Policy 13%
Auto Insurance16%
Commercial Package Policy (CPP) 12%
Businessowners Policy 5%
Workers Compensation Insurance 7%
Other Coverages and Options5%
Insurance Regulation15%

Virginia Personal Lines Insurance Examination
105 Questions (100 scored, 5 pretest)
Time limit: 2 hours
Passing score: 70%

General Insurance12%
Property and Casualty Insurance Basics 20%
Dwelling Policy 8%
Homeowners Policy17%
Auto Insurance20%
Other Coverages and Options 5%
Insurance Regulation 18%


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. After the third time of failing the exam, Virginia law requires a 30-day waiting period before retaking the exam.

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!


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

For licensing information please contact:
Bureau of Insurance
Agents Licensing Section
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone (804) 371-9631
Email [email protected]

For examination information:
7941 Corporate Drive
Nottingham, MD 21236
Phone (866) 891-6396

For questions about Remote Proctored exams
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