Louisiana PreLicensing Requirements
Individual Resident Producer Requirements
To qualify for a resident Louisiana insurance producer license, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Must be a US citizen or have a current work authorization
- Reside or maintain a principal place of residence in Louisiana
- Complete an approved prelicensing course of study (see prelicense requirements below)
- Submit fingerprints
- Pass a written examination and file a license application
PreLicense Education Requirements (PLE)
Applicants must complete prelicense education (PLE) for each major line of authority (LOA), as follows:
The Certification Exam must be monitored by a disinterested third party (someone who is not a friend, family member, or financial connection to you).
Life – 20
Health and Accident – 20
Life, Health and Accident – 40
Property – 20
Casualty – 20
Property and Casualty – 40
Personal Lines – 20
State Candidate Handbook
Before making an exam reservation Applicants should thoroughly review the Louisiana Insurance Department Licensing Information Bulletin which contains the exam content outlines and important information regarding eligibility and the examination and licensing application process.
PLE Course Delivery
Per Louisiana 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.
PLE 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 PLE final exam does not require a proctor.
Certificate of Completion
PreLicense.com provides online, printable certificates of completion in Louisiana. An applicant must meet Louisiana’s PLE requirements before a certificate of completion is issued. Certificates are valid for one year.
State Reporting Requirements
We report Students course completion to PSI. Once Students Prelicense education is on file with PSI, Student may register for and schedule their State exam and be fingerprinted Submit license application through NIPR.
Note: LDI will receive test scores from PSI within 1 to 2 days. Results from fingerprinting are generally received within seven to ten days.
License Application Process
1. Complete Prelicense Education: 20 – 40 hrs
Note: You can complete Prelicense education after you submit your license application; however you will not be able to register for the license examination until completed.
2. Pass License examination: For the fastest and most convenient examination scheduling process, register for your examinations online by accessing PSI’s registration Web site at www.psiexams.com. Internet registration is available 24 hours a day.
Note: License Application is no longer required to provide preauthorization to sit the for the license exam.
Check Test Center Availability By Visiting: https://candidate.psiexams.com/registration/displayagencylicenses_home.jsp
3. File license application : Licensing applications for all resident and nonresident producers and adjusters are now submitted electronically through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). All fees will be collected at the time of submission of the application.
- 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”.
- 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.
- If you pass, you will immediately receive a successful notification and performance summary on an exam results letter.
4. Be fingerprinted: ALL applicants for Louisiana resident insurance producer and adjuster licenses must provide a set of fingerprints to the Louisiana Department of Insurance for the purpose of conducting a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history record. The $60.75 fee, is payable WWW.PSIEXAMS.COM 2 by money order, cashier’s check, company check, VISA or MasterCard. This payment includes the State processing fee of $40.75, and the PSI processing fee of $20.00. Please note: this process may take up to 4 weeks. Ink cards will not be accepted by the Division.
New Resident Producer Requirements
New residents will not be required to complete prelicense education or take the license examination as long as:
- You are currently licensed in previous home state
- A license application is submitted to the Department within 90 days of cancellation of previous home state license
- Are in good standing in previous home state or were licensed in good standing for line of authority requested in the state’s producer database records
Ways to Apply
Applicants must submit Form 1546A. Applicants may obtain Form 1546A by contacting the Louisiana Department of Insurance at 225-342-0860.
Materials Needed to Apply
Form 1546A and appropriate license fee
New resident applicants who are not already licensed in Louisiana as a nonresident will be required to be fingerprinted.
Nonresident Producer Requirements
Nonresident license candidates may obtain a Louisiana producer license, without having to complete the prelicense education requirement or take a license examination, as long as they are currently licensed as a resident in their home state and in compliance with continuing education requirements in their home state.
Ways to Apply
Apply Online: Nonresident applicants may apply online through NIPR
There are no fingerprint requirements for nonresidents in Louisiana.
State-Required Product Training
Your state has special training requirements in order for licensed agents to sell the following products:
Long-Term Care Training: Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating LTC/LTCP insurance products, a producer must complete an initial 8-hour state-approved LTC/LTCP 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.
Louisiana Department of Insurance
1702 N. Third Street
P.O. Box 94214
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Telephone:(225) 342-0860 or 800-259-5300
Web Site: www.psiexams.com
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.