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PreLicense.com provides state-approved Virginia PreLicense License Exam Prep with a money back guarantee! Satisfy ALL your Prep requirements at one low price with our online or paper courses!

PreLicense.com offers courses for the following VA license types:

Virginia PreLicense Prep

Virginia PreLicensing Requirements

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

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

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Virginia Bureau of Insurance that he or she is of good character and has a good reputation for honesty (including submitting a current criminal history record report from the Virginia State Police).
  • Be a legal resident of Virginia.
  • Pass the appropriate license exam(s).

PLE Requirements

State Candidate Handbook

Before making an exam reservation Candidates should thoroughly review the Virginia Licensing Information Bulletin, which contains the exam content outlines and important information regarding eligibility and the examination and licensing application process.

Course Delivery

Applicants must read each lesson before they can proceed to the next lesson.

Exam Requirements

Passing Score:  PreLicense.com suggests students pass PreLicense.com's Practice exam with a score of 70% or higher.

Exam Proctor Requirements:  The Practice exam does not require a proctor.

Certificate of Completion

The Virginia Division of Insurance does not require a PLE certificate of completion.

State Reporting Requirements

The Virginia Division of Insurance does not require PLE course completions to be reported.

State Licensing Exam

IMPORTANT: When making a licensing exam reservation, applicants will be required to provide their school code number.  PreLicense.com's Virginia school code number is 2052.

Methods of Registration

Materials Needed to Register

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.

Test Centers and Exam Fees

State Exam Passing Score

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

IMPORTANT: Effective May 1, 2015, Virginia is no longer scoring the General and State portions of the major and personal lines examinations separately. Failing candidates will be required to retake the entire exam. The candidate must wait 24 hours before making a reservation for reexamination. After the third time of failing either section of the exam, Virginia law requires a 30 day waiting period before retaking the exam. After passing the exam, the candidate must apply for and be issued a license within 183 calendar days or the candidate will have to retake the examination.

License Application Process

Candidates who receive a passing score on the state exam will need to apply for the license online by following the instructions below.

Ways to Apply

Virginia Bureau of Insurance
P.O. Box 1157
Richmond, VA  23218

Materials Needed to Apply

The proper and completed license application form (See below.)

A current (no more than 90 days old) Criminal History Record Report, which must be obtained through the Virginia State Police at 804-674-2000 or go to the website to download Form SP-167.  Once the report is received, fax it to the Bureau at 804-371-9290.

A $15 nonrefundable, nontransferable license application processing fee for each license type

Fingerprinting Process

There are no fingerprint requirements in Virginia.

New Resident Producer Requirements

Applicants for a Virginia resident license who are relocating from another state in which they are licensed are required to file an application and pay required fees but are exempt from the licensing examination. The application must include a “clearance letter” issued by the insurance department in the applicant’s former home state. In addition:

Licensees holding an active nonresident Virginia license when relocating to Virginia can continue to operate under the nonresident license for a maximum of 90 days from the date of moving to Virginia. During that 90-day period, the licensee must submit an application and a nonrefundable application processing fee.

Licensees who do not have a Virginia nonresident license when they move to Virginia  but who held equivalent authority in their former state of residence must file an application and a nonrefundable application processing fee for each license applied for within 90 days of the cancellation of their license(s) in their previous home state.

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Virginia Bureau of Insurance
P.O. Box 1157
Richmond, VA  23218

Materials Needed to Apply

  • Letter of Clearance from home state
  • License application
  • Appropriate license application fees

Fingerprinting Process

There are no fingerprint requirements in Virginia.

Nonresident Producer Requirements

An individual licensed in his or her state of residence may obtain equivalent license authority in Virginia if all of the following apply:

  • The applicant pays all required fees.
  • The applicant submits to the Bureau either the license application he or she submitted to his or her home state OR completes a Virginia-specific application and submits it through one of the three resident application methods described above.
  • The applicant’s home state issues nonresident agent licenses to residents of Virginia on the same basis.

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Virginia Bureau of Insurance
P.O. Box 1157
Richmond, VA  23218

Materials Needed to Apply

  • License application
  • Appropriate license application fees

Fingerprinting Process

There are no fingerprint requirements in Virginia.

State-Required Product Training

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

Long-Term Care:  Before selling, soliciting, or negotiating LTC insurance products in Virginia, producers must complete an initial8-hour LTC course. The initial training must consist of 6 hours of general LTC topics and 2 hours of LTC Partnership topics.

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

Virginia Bureau of Insurance
Tyler Building
1300 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 371-9631
Website: 
http://www.scc.virginia.gov/boi/index.aspx
Email: [email protected]

PearsonVue
Phone: 888-204-6272
Website: 
www.pearsonvue.com/va/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.