License Requirements


How to Get an Idaho Insurance License

How to Get an Idaho Insurance License

COVID-19 Updates

8/17/20:  PSI and Idaho will be offering remote proctoring and are negotiating a release date in 2020 or early 2021.  Learn more about PSI's remote testing platform, PSI Bridge.
5/01/20:  PSI testing is available on a limited basis due to social distancing precautions and varies by location.

A.D. Banker has been designated by the Idaho Department of Insurance to be the provider for provisional licensing.  Candidates can take A.D. Banker Idaho Prelicensing Online Courses, and upon completion of the Comprehensive Exam, will be issued a Certificate of Completion.  Candidates can use this Certificate of Completion to apply for a temporary or provisional license.  For candidates who have already purchased a course from another company, you can purchase the Provisional License Exam with A.D. Banker to become eligible for the Certificate of Completion.  Once PSI test sites are opened again, you will be required to test and fingerprint to change the license to permanent status.  Instructions for those steps can be found below.  See Bulletin 20-04 for full details of a Provisional License.  The Department has provided Producer Licensing FAQs.

 

Idaho Department of Insurance

Testing Provider (PSI)

(208) 334-4345

(800) 733-9267

1. Complete a Prelicensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance in Idaho, you must pass a licensing exam. To prepare for the licensing exam, you should take an insurance course. Insurance prelicensing courses are offered by A.D. Banker & Company in many different formats: classroom, web classes, online courses, or self-study. All courses are cross-referenced with the exam content outline.

2. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

An exam fee must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher, or electronic check. You can make a reservation through the following methods:

  • Online:  www.psiexams.com
  • Phone:  (800) 733-9267
  • Fax completed Registration Form to (702) 932-2666 and call PSI after 4 business days.
  • Mail completed Registration Form and appropriate exam fee to PSI Services LLC, ATTN: Examination Registration ID INS, 3210 E Tropicana * Las Vegas, NV * 89121. After 2 weeks, call PSI to schedule the exam at (800) 733-9267.

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

Exam Procedures

  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to sign in and verify identification.
  • No talking or any other form of communication among candidates is permitted in the exam area.
  • Children, cell phones, calculators, pagers, cameras, programmable electronic devices and recording devices of any kind are NOT allowed.
  • No smoking, eating, or drinking will be allowed at the exam site.
  • Dictionaries, books, papers, or study and reference materials are NOT permitted.
  • You may not exit the building during the exam.
  • Copying or communicating exam content is a violation of PSI security policy. Either may result in the disqualification of exam results and lead to legal action and prosecution.

PSI exam sites have additional procedures:

  • You will have your picture taken prior to admittance into the exam.
  • You may not wear a jacket, coat, or any type of hooded clothing into the exam room. Sweaters that do not have pockets are allowed.
  • You may not bring a purse or backpack into the exam room.
  • You will be asked to put these items in your vehicle. PSI only provides accordion-type folders for any items. These folders are left in the lobby and PSI is not responsible for the security of those items.
  • You may not wear a wristwatch into the exam room and you will be asked to empty your pockets.

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 Idaho
  • 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”.
    • If you do not pass, you will immediately receive an unsuccessful exam results letter along with a diagnostic report indicating your strengths and weaknesses by exam portion.  Candidates can schedule another exam but must wait 24 hours before making the reservation.
    • If you pass, you will immediately receive a successful notification and performance summary on an exam results letter.

Idaho Exam Information

Exam Name

Exam Time

Total Questions

Life Producer

2 hrs

75

Disability/Health Producer

2 hrs

75

Property Producer

1 hr 45 min

68

Casualty Producer

1 hr 45 min

70

Personal Lines

2 hrs

108

Adjuster

1 hr 15 min

97

3. Get Fingerprinted

Fingerprinting is available at the testing center. You can make an appointment by contacting PSI.

4. Apply for a License

After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application at http://www.nipr.com.  You must apply for your license within 180 days of passing the exam.

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.