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Georgia PreLicensing Requirements 

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

To qualify for a resident Georgia state insurance producer license, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be a resident of Georgia for at least six months every year or have a principal place of business within the state.
  • Demonstrate good character
  • Complete an approved prelicensing course of study (See prelicense requirements below)
  • Pass a written examination
  • File an application, Citizenship Affidavit form, and submit a set of fingerprints

PreLicense Education Requirements (PLE)

Applicants must complete 20-hours of prelicense education (PLE) for each major line of authority (LOA). An applicant who wishes to obtain a Life and Accident & Sickness license must complete 40 hours of PLE, and will receive a separate certificate of completion for each LOA.

Life – 20 Hrs

Accident & Sickness – 20 Hrs

Life, Accident & Sickness – 40 Hrs

Property – 20 Hrs

Casualty – 20 Hrs

Property & Casualty – 40 Hrs

Personal Lines- 20 Hrs

 

State Candidate Handbook

Before making an exam reservation Candidates should thoroughly review the Georgia Insurance Licensing Candidate Handbook, which contains the Exam Content Outline and important information regarding eligibility and the examination and licensing application process.

Course Delivery

Per Georgia PLE requirements, applicants are required to complete all of the lessons in the prelicense education course sequentially before they can be issued a certificate of completion.

 

Course Exam

  • Passing Score: Applicants must pass the PLE final exam with a 70% or higher to receive a certificate of completion.
  • Exam Proctor Requirements: The final exam does not require a proctor.

Certificate of Completion

PreLicense.com provides online, printable certificates of completion in Georgia.  An applicant must meet the course delivery requirements before a certificate of completion is issued.

Certificates of completion are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.  Applicants must pass the state licensing exam within 12 months of completing a prelicensing course.

Note: Candidates who fail the examination three (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 examination.

State Reporting Requirements 

Currently, Georgia Office of Insurance does not require PLE course completions to be reported to the state.

State Licensing Exam

IMPORTANT: When making a licensing exam reservation, applicants will be required to provide their provider school code number.  PreLicense.com's Georgia provider school code number is 159132.

Methods of Registration

·         Register Online: www.pearsonvue.com/ga/insurance (must register 4 days in advance)

·         Register by Phone: (800) 274-0488

·         On-site registration is not allowed

Materials Needed to Present at Exam Site 

·         Candidates must present two (2) forms of current signature identification. The primary identification must be government-issued and photo-bearing with a signature and the secondary identification must contain a valid signature. Identification must be in English.

·         Pearson Vue testing centers recommend that candidates also bring their PLE certificate of completion.

Test Centers, Available Exams, and Exam Fees

State Exam Passing Score

Candidates must pass the state licensing exam with a 70% or higher to file a license application.

Note:  Candidates who fail the examination three (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 examination.

Exam Retakes

Candidates who receive a failing score must wait 2 weeks before retesting.

 

In accordance with the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011, all applicants submitting a license application must submit a signed and notarized copy of a Citizenship Affidavit form and a copy of one secure and verifiable identification document to the Georgia Office of Commissioner of Insurance before the license application can be processed.

The Citizenship Affidavit form is available for download from the state website here. The form includes as an attachment the list of acceptable identification documents.

If applying online, an applicant may complete the Citizenship Affidavit form, have it notarized, scan the form and identification documents, and send them as an email attachment to agents@oci.ga.gov.  If submitting a paper application, submit the two required documents together with the application by mail.

License Application Process

1. Upon completing the 40 hour pre-licensing course (online or classroom) you will be given a multiple choice test. A score of 70 or better is passing.

2. Upon passing the test you will receive a certificate showing completion of the class along with a copy of your test results. Candidates who receive a failing score must wait 2 weeks before retesting.

 3. Complete a “Resident Insurance License Application (Georgia Form GID-103). You can obtain a copy of this form by going to the following website: http://www.inscomm.state.ga.us/Documents/GID-103.pdf

4. Along with the application you’ll also need to include copies of the following:

Applicants must apply for licensure within 12 months from receiving a passing grade on the examination

  • Course certificate showing completion of the 40 hour class.
  • Copy of test results
  • $75 Application fee
  • completed insurance license application GID-103 (PDF),including the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act Citizenship Affidavit Form  (see instructions above)
  • fingerprint (see instructions below)

 

Fingerprinting Process

All new resident applicants, excluding active licensees and individuals that apply for reinstatement within 6 months of expiration date, are required to submit electronic fingerprints through a vendor selected by the Department for a criminal background check. The applicant shall bear the cost for electronic fingerprinting.  Click here for instructions

5. In a few weeks the Department of Insurance will send you your Property & Casualty license.

 6. Once you receive your license, Georgia law requires that you also complete an agency license form (Georgia Form GID-130). This form is required only if your business is not a sole proprietorship. This is a form to register your company (corporation, LLC, etc?) with the Georgia Department of Insurance. This does “not” require taking a test. When you register and submit the completed application you will also need to include a one time fee of $50. To get a copy of this application please visit the following website: http://www.inscomm.state.ga.us/Documents/GID-130.pdf

Important:  Applicants must apply for licensure within 12 months from receiving a passing grade on the examination.

Exam Format

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • 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.

 

New Resident Producer Requirements

New residents who still hold an active license in their previous home state will not be required to complete prelicense education or take the license examination as long as the application is received within 90 days of their former home state license being cancelled and the license being applied for is the same line of authority as in the previous state. The license candidates must obtain a Letter of Clearance from their former home state and submit the original along with all required application materials (see below).

Application Process

A nonresident licensee who wishes to become a resident licensee will need to forward the materials listed below to:

Georgia Department of Insurance and Fire Safety
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
West Tower, Suite 908
Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Materials Needed to Apply

Candidates who receive a passing score on the state exam will need to forward the materials listed below to the Georgia Department of Insurance and Fire Safety.

·         completed insurance license application GID-103

·         letter of clearance from applicant’s former home state

·         fingerprint (see instructions below)

·         the appropriate license fee, filing fee, and fingerprint processing fee.  Click here to view the current fee schedule.

Fingerprinting Process

All new resident applicants, excluding active licensees and individuals that apply for reinstatement within 6 months of expiration date, are required to submit electronic fingerprints through a vendor selected by the Department for a criminal background check. The applicant shall bear the cost for electronic fingerprinting.  Click here for instructions

 

Nonresident Producer Requirements

Nonresident license candidates may obtain a Georgia agent license, without having to complete the prelicense education requirement or take a license examination, as long as they are currently licensed as a resident and in good standing in their home state.

Application Process

Ways to Apply

·         Apply online: Nonresident applicants may apply online using the Georgia Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) online application. It is necessary to establish an online ID and password, which is done on the online web site.

·         Apply using printable forms: Nonresident applicants may apply using the Nonresident Uniform Application for Individual Producer.

Materials Needed to Apply

Candidates who receive a passing score on the state exam will need to forward the materials listed below to the Georgia Department of Insurance and Fire Safety.

·         completed Nonresident Uniform Application for Individual Producer

·         letter of clearance from applicant’s home state

·         fingerprint (see instructions below)

·         the appropriate license fee, filing fee, and fingerprint processing fee.  Click here to view the current fee schedule.

Fingerprinting Process

All new resident applicants, excluding active licensees and individuals that apply for reinstatement within 6 months of expiration date, are required to submit electronic fingerprints through a vendor selected by the Department for a criminal background check. The applicant shall bear the cost for electronic fingerprinting.  Click here for instructions

State-Required Product Trianing

Your state has special training requirements in order for licensed agents to sell the following products:

Long-Term Care: Before selling LTC insurance products in Georgia, producers must complete an initial8-hour, state-approved LTC training course.

Purchasing State-required Product Training with your exam prep course from the PreLicense.com catalog will allow you to take one of the special training requirement courses from WebCE. Additional fees for state filing, books or shipping may apply at the time you register to begin taking the product training course.

Click here for more information regarding state-specific product training.

 

Contact Information

Georgia Department of Insurance and Fire Safety
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
West Tower, Suite 908
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Main Telephone: 404-656-2101
Fax: 404-656-0874
Email:  
agents@oci.ga.gov
Web Site: www.oci.ga.gov/

Pearson VUE
Phone: 855-235-5174
Web Site: 
www.pearsonvue.com/ga/insurance

The licensing information presented here is a brief summary only and is not intended to be comprehensive or complete. We urge you to check with your state's insurance department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements

 

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