License Requirements


How to Get a Pennsylvania Insurance License

How to Get a Pennsylvania Insurance License

COVID-19 Updates

6/05/20:  The Pennsylvania Insurance Department and PSI announced that beginning 7/1/20, a new testing platform will be released allowing candidates remote testing for insurance exams.  For implementation, there will be a blackout period with target dates from June 26-30.  Exam scheduling and testing for all candidates will not be available during this time period.  Take a look into PSI's Remote Testing Technology and exam scheduling.
5/01/20:  PSI testing is available on a limited basis due to social distancing precautions and varies by location.
4/22/20:  Notice 2020-12 outlines the issuance of temporary licensing in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Insurance Department

Testing Provider (PSI)

(717) 787-3840

(800) 733-9267

A.D. Banker Provider #: 37846

1. Complete a Prelicensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance in Pennsylvania, 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, online courses, or self-study. 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 will report your education to the state. 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

24

Accident and Health

24

Life, Accident and Health 

24

Property

24

Casualty

24

Property and Casualty

24

Personal Lines

24

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 PA INS, 3210 E Tropicana * Las Vegas, NV * 89121. After 2 weeks, call PSI to schedule the exam at (800) 733-9267.

What to Bring

One form of current signature identification:

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

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 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 Pennsylvania
  • 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.

Pennsylvania Exam Information

Exam Code

Exam Name

Exam Time

Total Questions

16-01

Producer’s Life Insurance

2 hrs

100

16-02

Producer’s Accident and Health Ins.

2 hrs

100

16-03

Producer's Life, Accident and Health Insurance

2 hrs 50 min

150

16-04

Producer's Property Insurance

2 hrs

100

16-05

Producer's Casualty Insurance

2 hrs

100

16-06

Producer's Property and Casualty Insurance

2 hrs 50 min

150

16-16

Producer's Personal Lines

2 hrs

100

3. Apply for License and Get Fingerprinted

After passing the exam, apply for your license at the kiosk in the testing center or on your own by applying online at www.sircon.com/pennsylvania or www.NIPR.com.  Register for fingerprinting immediately after applying for license.  Click here for fingerprinting information.

 

4. Print Your License

You can check the status of your application at www.insurance.pa.gov. Once your license has been issued, you may also print off your license from the 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.