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Louisiana PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

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Louisiana PreLicense Education 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

Required Louisiana PreLicense Exam Prep Hours

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

The Certification Exam must be monitored by a disinterested third party (someone who is not a friend, family member, or financial connection to you.

Louisiana PreLicense Product Training Requirements

Annuity Training

State required training for insurance producers that sell annuity products

Initial Training
Hours:
4
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling annuity products.

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Long-Term Care/Long-Term Care Partnership Training

State required training for insurance producers that sell long-term care/long-term care partnership products

Initial Training
Hours:
8
Frequency: One-time training must be complete prior to selling LTC/LTCP products.

Ongoing Training
Hours:
4
Frequency: Ongoing training must be completed every license period, following the initial training requirement.

Additional Information

Louisiana PreLicense Exam Prep Course Requirements

Prelicense 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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Louisiana Department of Insurance requires all online Prelicense education courses not allow access to the final exam until the student's time in the course equals the number of approved credit hours for the course. The course must be stopped if the student has been inactive for more than 10 minutes.

Louisiana PreLicense Exam Prep Exam Requirements

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.

Reporting and Louisiana PreLicense Exam Prep Certificates of Completion

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.

Louisiana PreLicense Application Process

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. 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.

  3. 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 pre-authorization to sit them for the license exam. Check Test Center Availability By Visiting: psiexams.com

  4. 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.

  5. 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 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.

Transfer Louisiana PreLicense Application Process

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.

License Application Process

Ways to Apply
Applicants must submit Form 1546A. Additional information about Form 1546A can be obtained by contacting the Louisiana Department of Insurance at 225-342-0860.

Materials Needed to Apply: Form 1546A and appropriate license fee

Fingerprinting Process: New resident applicants who are not already licensed in Louisiana as a nonresident will be required to be fingerprinted.

Non-Resident Louisiana PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

Non-Resident License 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.

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Apply Online: Nonresident applicants may apply online through NIPR

Fingerprinting Process
: There are no fingerprint requirements for nonresidents in Louisiana.

Louisiana PreLicense Contact Info

Louisiana Department of Insurance

  • Phone: (225) 342-0860
  • Website: www.louisiana.gov
  • Mail: 1702 N. Third Street P.O. Box 94214, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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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.