License Requirements


How to Get a Georgia Insurance License

How to Get a Georgia Insurance License

Georgia Updates

10/08/21:  Pearson VUE's online exam proctoring program, OnVUEwill go live on 11/16/2021 for Georgia insurance candidates.  There will be a blackout period from 11/14/2021 to 11/18/2021 where no exams will be offered.
 

Georgia Insurance Department

Testing Provider (Pearson VUE)

(404) 656-2100

(800) 274-0488

A.D. Banker Provider #s:  20004-Life/Health,   30058-Property/Casualty,   175999-Personal Lines,   174719-Navigator

1. Complete a Prelicensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance in Georgia, you must complete an approved line of prelicensing education and pass the state licensing exam. Insurance prelicensing courses are provided by A.D. Banker & Company as on online courses. All courses are cross-referenced with the exam content outline. 

To satisfy the requirements for your course, you will need to pass a Certification Exam.  The Certification Exam is not monitored.  After passing the Certification Exam with a 70% or greater, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and A.D. Banker & Company.  Prelicensing education is valid for one year from the date of completion; you will need to take and pass your state exam within this timeframe.  

 

Line

Hours

Life

20

Accident & Sickness

20

Life, Accident & Sickness

40

Property

20

Casualty

20

Property & Casualty

40

Personal Lines

20

Variable Products

8

Navigator

10

2. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

Licensing exams are provided by Pearson VUE. Candidates have the option to register to take their exam online or at a physical location.  Exam fees must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher, or electronic check. You can make an exam reservation through the following methods:

  • Online:  Make an online reservation at http://www.pearsonvue.com/ga/insurance at least 24 hours before the desired exam date or 5 days in advance if paying by electronic check
  • Phone: (800) 274-0488
    • Before you call, you must have the following:
      • Legal name, address, Social Security number, daytime phone number, and date of birth
      • Name of the exam
      • Preferred  exam date and test center location

What to Bring

Two forms of current signature identification:

  • A primary ID (photograph and signature, not expired) such as a Driver’s License or Passport
  • A secondary ID (signature, not expired) such as a Debit or Credit card

You will not be required to supply a copy of your Certificate of Completion at the exam.

Exam Procedures

  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to verify identification and be photographed for the score report.
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing room such as cell phones, watches, wallets, or purses.
  • Studying is not allowed in the test center.
  • The test administrator will provide you with materials to make notes or calculations. You may not write on these items before the exam begins or remove these items from the testing room.
  • You will have the opportunity to take a tutorial that will not reduce the exam time.

Exam Format

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • The exam consists of two parts:
    1. The general section deals with basic insurance product knowledge
    2. The state section deals with insurance laws, rules, and regulations, and practices that are unique to Georgia
  • Each exam contains “pretest” questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Pretest questions may not be covered in your educational materials and do not affect your final score!
  • The passing score required on each exam is 70%.
  • When you complete the exam, you will receive a score report marked “pass or fail”.
  • Candidates who fail will receive a score report that includes a numeric score, diagnostic, and re-testing information.

Re-examination Requirements

  • Appointments for re-examination are not made at the testing center.  Candidates must wait 24  hours before scheduling a re-examination.  Candidates who fail must wait 14 days before retesting.
  • Candidates who fail the exam 3 times and had taken a prelicensing course through an independent provider will be required to retake a prelicensing course from a different provider prior to retaking the exam.
  • Candidates who fail the examination 3 times and had taken a prelicensing course via a virtual classroom will be required to retake an in-classroom prelicensing course prior to retaking the exam.

 

Georgia Exam Information

Exam Code

Exam Name

Exam Time

Scoreable Questions

Pretest Questions

Total Questions

12-GA-01

Life Agent

2 hrs

80

15

95

12-GA-02

Accident/Sickness Agent

2 hrs

80

15

95

12-GA-03

Property Agent

2 hrs

80

15

95

12-GA-04

Casualty Agent

2 hrs

80

15

95

12-GA-05

Life/Accident/Sickness Agent COMBO

2.5 hrs

125

10

135

12-GA-06

Property & Casualty Agent COMBO

2.5 hrs

125

10

135

12-GA-55

Personal Lines

2 hrs

90

5

95

12-GA-20

Public Adjuster

2 hrs

100

0

100

12-GA-24

Adjuster

2 hrs

100

0

100

12-GA-62

Variable Products

2 hrs

80

0

80

12-GA-40

Life and Accident & Sickness Counselor

2 hrs

100

0

100

12-GA-41

Property & Casualty Counselor

2 hrs

100

0

100

12-GA-84

Navigator

1 hr

50

5

55

 

3. Complete the Citizenship Affidavit

Complete the affidavit, make a copy of the required proof of citizenship document and have the form notarized.  This completed affidavit and proof of cititzenship documents should be uploaded when you apply for your license (step 4).

4. Apply for a License

Apply for your license by completing an application at NIPR or Sircon.

5. Get Fingerprinted

All licensees must be fingerprinted and submit to a background check. Additional information about the fingerprinting requirement may be found on the Georgia Insurance Department website.

 

A.D. Banker Prelicensing Course Free Trial

A.D. Banker & Company provides licensing information as a courtesy to our students. While reasonable attempts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, licensees are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with the requirements set forth by their state licensing entity. A.D. Banker & Company offers no guarantee of the accuracy of this information and will not be held liable in case of noncompliance with the license requirements.