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District of Columbia Insurance PreLicensing Requirements


District of Columbia Insurance PreLicensing EducationRequirements

General Insurance Licensing Requirement

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

  •   Be at least 18 years of age
  • Maintain principal place of residency or business in District of Columbia
  • Pass the license examination
  • Complete a criminal background check
  • File a license application and remit filing fees

State Candidate Handbook

Before making an exam reservation Candidates should thoroughly review the District of Columbia Insurance 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

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

Course Exam Requirements

  • Passing Score:  PreLicense.com suggests students pass PreLicense.com's Practice exam with a score of 75% or higher.
  • Exam Proctor Requirements: The Practice exam does not require a proctor.

Reporting and Insurance PreLicense Certificates of Completion

Certificate of Completion

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking does not require a PLE certificate of completion.

State Reporting Requirements

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking does not require PLE course completions to be reported.

State Licensing Exam Requirements

State Licensing Exam

Methods of Registration

Candidates must go to www.pearsonvue.com/dc/insurance  to make an online reservation for an examination or by calling (800) 274-0610.

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.
  •  Candidates must also bring a copy of a marriage certificate or divorce decree if the name has legally changed from what is shown on identification.

State Exam Passing Score

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

Testing Centers and Exam Fees

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 currently 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 products.

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: Make an Examination Reservation and Pay the Fee

Candidates must go to www.pearsonvue.com/dc/insurance  to make an online reservation for an examination or by calling (800) 274-0610.

Step 2: Make a Fingerprint Reservation

An applicant who passes the examination and/or completes an application to become a resident DC Insurance Producer must submit to fingerprinting and a background check through the DC Metropolitan Police Department prior to being granted a license. To schedule fingerprinting and background check please contact Zadie Bowles via e-mail at Zadie.bowles@dc.gov to schedule an appointment for fingerprinting.

Step 3: Apply for a License

Apply electronically online at www.nipr.com.

Transfer Producer Application Process

Transfer Producer Requirements

Candidates moving to District of Columbia wishing to qualify for a District of Columbia license without taking an examination must meet the following requirements:

  • Currently licensed for the same line of authority in another state or
  • The license application is received within 90 days of cancellation of former home state license and license was in good standing in that state at the time of cancellation.

License Application Process

Apply Online:  The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking will only accept electronic license applications.  Click here to apply online.

Fingerprint Requirements

Fingerprints are not required for non-resident applicants in District of Columbia.

Non-Resident Producer Application Process

Non-Resident License Requirements

Non-residents may apply by reciprocity and are exempt from the examination requirement, as long as they are currently licensed as a resident and in good standing in their home state.

License Application Process

Apply Online:  The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking will only accept electronic license applications.  Click here to apply online.

Fingerprinting Process

Fingerprints are not required for non-resident applicants in District of Columbia.

Contact Info

District of Columbia Department of Insurance

810 First Street, NE, Suite 701
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 727-8000
Fax: (202) 535-1196
Email: 
disb@dc.gov
Website:  https://disb.dc.gov/page/insurance

Pearson Vue

Phone: (800) 274-0610
Website: 
http://www.pearsonvue.com/dc/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.