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Reporting Schedule: Prelicense.com reports course completions as required by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner monthly.

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Washington PreLicensing Requirements

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

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

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of the state of Washington
  • Be trustworthy and competent
  • Pass the license examination as required by the state statute (see Prelicense education requirements below)

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 Disability license must complete 40 hours of PLE, and will receive a separate certificate of completion for each LOA.

 

Life – 20
Disability – 20
Property – 20
Casualty – 20
Personal Lines – 20

 

State Candidate Handbook

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

Course Delivery
 

  • Prelicense education providers are required to record the actual time the applicant spends in the course and not allow access to the certificate of completion until the applicant's time equals the number of required hours for the LOA.
  • Applicants must pass quizzes at the end of major lessons with a 70% or higher to proceed on to the next lesson.

Exam Requirements

  • Passing Score: PreLicense.com recommends 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

PreLicense.com provides online, printable certificates of completion in Washington. An applicant must meet the course delivery requirements before a certificate of completion is issued. Once the PLE certificate has been issued by PreLicense.com, the student can register for the corresponding state licensing exam.  Certificates are valid for 12 months from the date of completion.

State Reporting Requirements

PreLicense.com reports PLE course completions to the Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner monthly. It is not required for hours to be processed by the state for a student to register for the state exam.

Resident License Application process

 

1. Complete WA Prelicense education

Once you have completed your Washington insurance pre-licensing course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The course is valid for one year from your date of completion.

 

Important:  Exam score cards are valid for 180 days.  Candidates have 180 days to apply for their insurance license.  After that, the score card is no longer valid and they have to retake the exam.

2.Register for State licensing exam

You can make an exam reservation online or by phone:

 Online: Visit https://candidate.psiexams.com/ssl_login.jsp Phone: Call (800) 733-9267.

Check Test Center Availability By Visiting: https://candidate.psiexams.com/registration/displayagencylicenses_home.jsp      

Material required at Test Center:

Bring two forms of current signature identification, including:

  • A primary ID, such as a driver’s license, passport, or military ID that contains a photograph and signature. The ID cannot be expired.
  • A secondary ID, such as a debit or credit card that contains your signature and has not expired.
  • Bring a copy of your pre-licensing Certificate of Completion

 

Exam Format:

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format
  • The passing score required on the exam is 70.
  • Each exam includes a mix of “pretest” questions and scored questions, the pretest questions does not affect your grade.
  • Once you complete the Exam you will be receive a score report  marked “pass or fail”

 

3.       Fingerprinting

Fingerprinting is available at the Lacey/Olympia, Spokane, Everett, Yakima, Yukwila/Seattle, Vancouver, and Kennewick testing centers. You can make an appointment on the phone by contacting MorphoTrust, USA at (866) 761-8069.

4.  Apply for a Washington insurance license

Candidates who receive a passing score on the state exam will need to forward the materials listed below to the Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner.

  • Exam score report(s) - either attach electronically or mail to WA OIC.
  • Appointment form(s), completed by each insurer represented
  • One (1) fingerprint card (FD-258)
  • The appropriate license fee, filing fee, and fingerprint processing fee. Click here to view the current fee schedule.
  • Apply for your license by completing an application at http://www.insurance.wa.gov.

 

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 WA insurance license application is received within 90 days of your former home state license being cancelled and the WA license being applied for is the same line of authority as in the previous state. The new resident is also required to apply for a resident producer's license within 90 days of establishing residency in Washington. The license candidates must obtain a Letter of Clearance from their former home state and submit it along with all required application materials.

 

Application Process

Ways to Apply

·         Apply Online: Click here to submit your license application online.

Materials Needed to Apply

New resident applicants will need to forward the materials listed below to the Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner.

  • Letter of clearance from applicant's former home state
  • Appointment form(s), completed by each insurer represented
  • One (1) fingerprint card (FD-258)
  • The appropriate license fee, filing fee, and fingerprint processing fee. Click here to view the current fee schedule.

Fingerprinting Process

Candidates should make a reservation with MorphoTrust USA 866-761-8069 if they wish to have their fingerprints taken at the test center.  A fee of $54.75 must be paid by credit/debit card or electronic check at the time of the fingerprint reservation.

Nonresident Producer Requirements

Nonresident license candidates may obtain a Washington 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 and in good standing in their home state.

Application Process

Ways to Apply

Additional Washington Disclosures

The Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner requires that candidates are informed about the following information: Washington Disclosures.

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, producers must complete an initial 8-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

Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner 
Phone: 360-725-7146
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: www.insurance.wa.gov.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 40257
Olympia, WA 98504-0257

PSI Exams
Phone: 800-733-9267
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.

 

PreLicense.com Course Features Enhance the Exam Prep Experience

Prepare for your state insurance license exam with confidence. Engaging course features enhance the PreLicense.com study experience by reinforcing key points that are essential for passing the license exam:

  • State-tailored courses cover the topics you need to know to pass your state’s license exam – and nothing more.
  • Video introductions and summaries to each lesson reinforce key test points
  • Dynamic glossary works two ways:
    • Click Glossary on the course menu bar and get fast access to hundreds of insurance terms and definitions
    • Place the cursor over any highlighted word in the lesson for an instant pop-up definition
  • Search for any word or phrase in the course quickly with the easy-access Search feature.
  • Practice makes perfect! Check your knowledge and sharpen your test skills with end-of-lesson quizzes and an end-of-course mastery exam. Immediate scoring helps you pinpoint subjects or topics that may require additional study.
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