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Colorado Insurance PreLicensing Requirements

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Colorado Insurance PreLicensing EducationRequirements

General Insurance Licensing Requirement

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

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

  • Be a resident of Colorado
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be trustworthy, competent, financially responsible, and of good personal and business reputation
  • Complete an approved prelicensing course of study (see prelicense requirements below)
  • Pass a written examination and file a license application
  • Disclose on the licensure application all insurance licenses that have been previously revoked, denied, or suspended

Requirements by Insurance Line ofAuthority

Applicants must complete 40-hours of approved prelicense education (PLE) for each major line of authority (LOA), and 10-hours of Colorado specific training.  An applicant seeking a Colorado Life, Accident, and Health insurance license, must complete 80-hours of approved prelicense education and 10-hours of Colorado specific training.  The 10-hour Colorado specific training includes: 3-hours of Principals of Insurance, 3-hours of Ethics, and 4-hours of Legal Concepts and Regulations.  See below for license specific PLE requirements in Colorado:

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 – 50 Hrs
  • Accident & Health- 50 Hrs
  • Property & Casualty- 50 Hrs
  • Personal Lines -50 Hrs 
  • Surplus Lines – 45 Minutes

State Candidate Handbook

Before making an exam reservation Applicants should thoroughly review the State of Colorado Licensing Candidate Handbook , which contains the exam content outlines and important information regarding eligibility and the examination and licensing application process.

Insurance PreLicense Course Requirements

Course Delivery

Per Colorado 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 Requirements

Passing Score: Applicants must pass the PLE final exam with a 70% or higher to receive a certificate of completion.

Exam Proctor Requirements:  PreLicense.com final exams must be monitored by a disinterested third party. Proctors must not serve for examinations of family members, relatives, or dependents; employers or supervisors; employees or subordinates; partners, joint ventures, co-owners, or business associates; or for anyone in whom the proctor or instructor has an economic or other interest in assuring the successful outcome of the examination.

Reporting and Insurance PreLicense 

Certificate of Completion

PreLicense.com provides online, printable certificates of completion in Colorado.  An applicant must meet Colorado’s PLE requirements before a certificate of completion is issued.

IMPORTANT: The licensing candidate must take the initial examination within 12 months of completing the PLE course.  If a passing exam score is not achieved by the end of the 12 months, applicants will have to retake the PLE course, and earn a new certificate of completion.

State Reporting Requirements

Prelicense.com reports PLE course completions electronically to Sircon daily.

State Licensing Exam Requirements

Methods of Registration

Make an exam reservation: Candidates may make a reservation by either visiting www.pearsonvue.com or calling Pearson VUE at (800) 274-2616.

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.

  • Exam confirmation number (issued upon scheduling the exam).
  • Colorado Prelicense education provider number

Exam Retakes

Candidates who need to retake an exam can schedule a new exam within 1 day.  There is no limit to the number of a candidate can make on the same exam.

State Exam Passing Score

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

Additional Training Requirements

State-Required Product Training

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

Annuity Training: All producers licensed to sell, solicit, and negotiate annuity products must complete a one-time annuity training course approved for at least 4 hours prior to selling, soliciting, or negotiating such.

Long-Term Care: Before selling LTC policies in Colorado producers must complete 16 hours of state approved LTC training.  Part 1 of the 16 hours shall consist of 8 hours on general LTC, which can be taken online self-study or in a classroom, and Part 2 shall consist of 8 hours specific to LTC partnership, which must be taken in a classroom.

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.

Resident Producer Application Process

Step 1: Complete Prelicense education 

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 – 50 Hrs
  • Accident & Health- 50 Hrs
  • Property & Casualty- 50 Hrs
  • Personal Lines -50 Hrs 
  • Surplus Lines – 45 Minutes

Step 2:  Register for State Exam

Candidates may make a reservation by either visiting www.pearsonvue.com or call Pearson VUE at (800) 274-2616.

Step 3: Go to the Test Center

Go to the test center on the day of the examination, bringing along all required materials. 

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.

     
  • Exam confirmation number (issued upon scheduling the exam).
  • Colorado Prelicense education provider number

Step 4: Apply for a license

After passing the examination, apply for your license online at www.sircon.com. If you have difficulty navigating the site, contact Pearson VUE at (800) 275-8247.

Transfer Producer Application Process

Transfer 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 insurance license examination as long as:

  • Applicant holds a resident insurance license in another state within 90  days prior to submitting a Colorado license application
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  • The license being applied for is the same line of authority as in the previous state.

License Application Process

Click here to submit your license application online.  A list of the current fees can be found in the State of Colorado Licensing Candidate Handbook on page 16.

Materials Needed to Apply

If you answered “yes” to any of the screening questions on the online license application, please fax or mail the required documentation (will be specified in license application) to the following:

Pearson VUE/Colorado Division of Insurance
3131 South Vaughn Way, Suite 205
Aurora, CO 80014
Fax: 303-733-9507

Fingerprinting Process

There are no fingerprint requirements in Colorado.

Non-Resident Producer Application Process

Non-Resident License Requirements

Non-resident applicants who are in good standing in their resident state may apply by reciprocity and are exempt from the examination requirement.

License Application Process

Nonresident license candidates may obtain a Colorado 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.

License Application Process

Click here to submit your license application online.  A list of the current fees can be found in the State of Colorado Licensing Candidate Handbook on page 16.

Materials Needed to Apply

Upon completing the online application additional information may be required if you answered “yes” to any of the screening questions.  Such documentation should be mailed or faxed to:

Pearson VUE/Colorado Division of Insurance
3131 South Vaughn Way, Suite 205
Aurora, CO 80014
Fax: 303-733-9507

Fingerprinting Process

There are no fingerprint requirements in Colorado.

Contact Info

Colorado Department of Insurance

Colorado Division of Insurance
1560 Broadway, Suite 850
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-7499
Fax: (303) 894-7455
Web Site: https://www.colorado.gov/dora/division-insurance

Pearson Vue

Phone:  (800) 274-2616
Web Site: www.pearsonvue.com/co/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.