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How to Get an Illinois Insurance License

How to Get an Illinois Insurance License

Illinois Updates

08/09/21:  Illinois HB 1957 was approved and is now in effect.  Webinars are now approved to satisfy the required classroom portion of education.
07/26/21:  Illinois issued Executive Order 2021-15 which extends the allowance of webinars and distance learning for Prelicensing through August 21, 2021, or until corresponding legislation (HB 1957) is enacted and takes effect, whichever occurs first.
07/19/21:  Illinois insurance candidates can now schedule for Pearson VUE's online proctoring program, OnVUE, for exams starting on August 3, 2021 and later.  Additionally, candidates will have to take two individual exams to obtain a license (a General exam and State exam).  Pearson VUE has provided some FAQs regarding the changes.
07/23/21: Illinois Executive Order 2021-14 extends the allowance of webinars and distance learning for Prelicensing through July 24, 2021.
 

Illinois Department Insurance

Testing Provider (Pearson VUE)

(217) 782-6366

(800) 274-0402

 

A.D. Banker Provider #: 101603

1. Complete a Prelicensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance in Illinois, 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 in many different formats: classroom, web classes, lecture videos, online courses, or self-study. All courses are cross-referenced with the exam content outline.

Due to state educational requirements, 7.5 hours of education (per line of insurance) must be completed in a classroom or web classs course.  Motor Vehicle requires 5 hours in a classroom course.

To satisfy the requirements for your course, you will need to complete the required classroom education AND 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. 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

Health & Accident

20

Property

20

Casualty

20

Personal Lines

20

Motor Vehicle

12.5

2. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

Licensing exams are provided by Pearson VUE. An exam fee 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/il/insurance at least 24 hours before the desired exam date or 5 days in advance if paying by electronic check
  • Phone: (800) 274-0402
    • 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 be required to supply a copy of your Prelicensing Certificate of Completion in order to be admitted to 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 Illinois
  • 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.  Candidates can schedule another exam but must wait 24 hours before making the reservation.

Illinois Testing Center Exam Information

Exam Code

Exam Name

Exam Time

Scoreable ?s

Pretest ?s

Total ?s

GEN-Life01


STATE-Life01

IL Life Producer General


IL Life Producer State

85 mins


50 mins

50


31

10


8

60


39

GEN-Health02


STATE-Health02

IL Accident and Health Producer General


IL Accident and Health Producer State

85 mins


55 mins

50


39

10


8

60


41

GEN-Prop03


STATE-Prop03

IL Property Producer General


IL Property Producer State

85 mins


50 mins

50


30

10


7

60


37

GEN-Cas04


STATE-Cas04

IL Casualty Producer General


IL Casualty Producer State

85 mins


55 mins

50


37

10


7

60


44

GEN-Pers55


STATE-Pers55

IL Personal Lines Producer General


IL Personal Lines Producer State

90 mins


45 mins

75


37

11


0

86


37

IL-PubAdj17

IL Public Adjuster

165 mins

100

0

100

IL-MotVeh76

IL Motor Vehicle

75 mins

50

0

50

Online Proctored Exams
Exam Code Online Exam Name Exam Time Scoreable ?s Pretest ?s Total ?s
OPGEN-Life01

OPSTATE-Life01

IL Life Producer General - OnVUE


IL Life Producer State - OnVUE

85 mins


50 mins

50


31

10


8

60


39

OPGEN-Health02

OPSTATE-Health02

IL Accident and Health Producer General - OnVUE


IL Accident and Health Producer State - OnVUE

85 mins


55 mins

50


39

10


8

60


41

OPGEN-Prop03

OPSTATE-Prop03

IL Property Producer General - OnVUE


IL Property Producer State - OnVUE

85 mins


50 mins

50


30

10


7

60


37

OPGEN-Cas04

OPSTATE-Cas04

IL Casualty Producer General - OnVUE


IL Casualty Producer State - OnVUE

85 mins


55 mins

50


37

10


7

60


44

OPGEN-Pers55

OPSTATE-Pers55

IL Personal Lines Producer General - OnVUE


IL Personal Lines Producer State - OnVUE

90 mins


45 mins

75


37

11


0

86


37

OP-MotVeh76 IL Motor Vehicle - OnVUE 75 mins 50 0 50

 

3. Apply for a License

After passing the exam, wait five (5) days, then apply for your license by completing an application at http://www.nipr.com.  

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.