Wisconsin Insurance Prelicensing Requirements

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Updated June 26, 2024

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Wisconsin requires producer licensing candidates to take and complete a state-approved prelicensing course. You will also need to apply for your license with the state insurance department and register for the state licensing exam. Make sure to register for all 3 (prelicensing course, license application, state exam) using the personally identifiable information exactly as it appears on your government-issued ID. Discrepancies will delay the licensing process.

Life20 hours
Accident & Health20 hours
20 hours
Casualty20 hours
Personal Lines20 hours

Wisconsin requires 20 hours of prelicensing education for each line of authority.

To earn your certificate of completion:

  • Read every chapter and take the end-of-chapter quiz scoring 70% or better before progressing to the next chapter.
  • All chapters and quizzes must be completed in order and before the Certificate Exam may be accessed.
  • Spend a minimum of 20 hours studying per line of authority.
  • Complete and pass the Certificate Exam with a score of 70% or better with a proctor/disinterested third party present. The Certificate Exam must be proctored by an "impartial disinterested third party or currently licensed agent with no financial or family relationship to the candidate". The proctor must be physically present, supervise the duration of the exam, and follow all state proctoring rules.


Your exam will be based on the Wisconsin exam outline, which can be found in PSI's Candidate Bulletin.


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: Complete a prelicensing course that has been approved by the Department of Insurance. Once you have completed your course and passed the Certificate Exam, ExamFX will review and process your Certificate of Completion. Processing takes up to 2 business days and may be delayed for proctor validation. Once approved, your Certificate of Completion may be downloaded and printed from your ExamFX account. You will need this certificate when you take your exam. The certificate of completion is valid for one (1) year.

Step 2: Schedule your fingerprinting reservation with Fieldprint. Use the code FPWIOCIINSURANCE when scheduling your appointment.

Step 3: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, PSI online or call (888) 818-5805. Your exam may be taken at a physical PSI examination center or via a remote online proctored location.

Step 4: Take and pass your state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment, you must bring with you one valid (non-expired) form of government-issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.) which must contain your name and photograph. You must also bring your certificate of completion to the examYou will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.

You must get 70% correct to pass the examination. Your score will be displayed on screen at the end of the examination and a score report will be emailed to you.

NOTE: Candidates taking a remotely proctored exam must select to end both the exam portion and survey portion of the test to receive your on-screen results and 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 PSI Exams.

Step 5: Apply for your license. Wisconsin resident applicants may use the online application service at NIPR. You must wait 48-72 hours after passing the examination before submitting the electronic application.

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.


State exams are offered in Spanish. The following ExamFX courses include the option to study in both English and Spanish:

  • Life



Your exam experience is dependent on the line of authority you are testing for. Carefully review the exam summaries below.  The exam content outlines can be found on the testing provider's website or at the link near the top of this page.

The breakdown of testing topics can be found here.

  • the number of questions on your exam
  • the time limit
  • the score that you must achieve to pass the exam


Note: Wisconsin courses contain supplementary topics that are not included on the state exam content outline, but that are required as part of your prelicensing education to earn your prelicensing certificate of completion.

The state law regarding prelicensing education requires the candidates to demonstrate proficiency in two major areas: Section A: Principles of Insurance and General Wisconsin Insurance Laws, and Section B: Life Insurance. ExamFX courses and practice exams have been organized according to the prelicensing course requirements set by the Commissioner of Insurance.

Wisconsin Life Insurance Examination

100 Questions
Time Limit: 2 Hours
Passing Score: 70%

Train for your test with our Wisconsin Life exam prep course.

Wisconsin Accident and Health Insurance Examination

100 Questions
Time Limit: 2 Hours
Passing Score: 70%

Train for your test with our Wisconsin Health exam prep course.

Wisconsin Property Insurance Examination

100 Questions
Time Limit: 2 Hours
Passing Score: 70%

Wisconsin Casualty Insurance Examination

100 Questions
Time Limit: 2 Hours
Passing Score: 70%

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

Wisconsin Personal Lines Insurance Examination

100 Questions
Time Limit: 2 Hours
Passing Score: 70%

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


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

For licensing questions:
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
P.O. Box 7872
Madison, WI 53707-7872
Phone: (608) 266-8699
Email: [email protected]
Website: oci.wi.gov

For questions about the examination:
PSI Services LLC (PSI)
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (888) 818-5805

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 with their state's requirements.

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