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Tennessee PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

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Tennessee PreLicense Education Requirements

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

To qualify for a resident Tennessee 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 Tennessee
  • Be competent, trustworthy, financially responsible, and have a good business reputation
  • Complete an approved prelicensing course of study (see Prelicense requirements below)
  • Pass a written examination and file a license application
  • Submit a set of fingerprints

Required Tennessee PreLicense Exam Prep Hours

PreLicense Education Requirements (PLE)

Applicants must complete Prelicense education (PLE) for each major line of authority (LOA), as follows:
  • Life – 20
  • Accident & Health – 20
  • life, Accident and Health – 40
  • Property – 20
  • Casualty – 20
  • Property and Casualty – 40
Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of Tennessee Licensing Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook and additional licensing information can be accessed by clicking on the tabs above.

Tennessee 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.

Additional Information

Long-Term Care Training

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

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

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

Additional Information

Tennessee PreLicense Exam Prep Course Requirements

Prelicense Course Delivery

Per Tennessee 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.

Tennessee PreLicense Exam Prep Exam Requirements

Prelicense 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 Tennessee PreLicense Exam Prep Certificates of Completion

Certificate of Completion

PreLicense.com provides online, printable certificates of completion in Tennessee. An applicant must meet Tennessee’s PLE requirements before a certificate of completion is issued. You must take your certificate of completion with you to the exam site on the day of your examination. Certificates of completion are valid for 6 months from the completion date.

State Reporting Requirements

Currently, Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance does not require PLE course completions to be reported to the state.

Tennessee PreLicense Application Process

License Application Process

  1. Complete a Tennessee insurance prelicensing course: Once you have completed your Tennessee insurance Prelicensing course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

  2. Make an Examination Reservation: Make a reservation for the exam by going online at http://www.pearsonvue.com/tn/insurance/ or by calling (800) 274-4957.

  3. Materials Needed to Bring: Two forms of current Identification that contains a photograph and signature. ( ID cannot be expired) A copy of your prelicensing Certificate of Completion. You will not be allowed to take the test without it.

    Exam Format:
    • The passing score required on the exam is 70%.
    • You receive a Pass and Fail as soon as the exam is complete.

  4. Fingerprinting Process: Resident applicants are required to submit fingerprints through L-1 Enrollment Services for a background check. Register online at https://tn.ibtfingerprint.com/ or by calling (855) 226-2937. Please visit http://www.tn.gov/health/article/CBC-instructions for complete instructions regarding the fingerprint requirement. The instructions include specific login information you will need to register online.

  5. Resident License Application Process:: Apply for your Tennessee insurance license by completing an application at www.nipr.com/.

Transfer Tennessee PreLicense Application Process

Transfer Producer Requirements

New residents who still hold an active license in their previous home state may not be required to complete Prelicense education or take an examination as long as they meet the following requirements:
  • Currently licensed in former home state and make application to Tennessee within 90 days of cancellation of former home state license
  • Left previous home state in good standing

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Apply Online: Applicant can apply online at www.nipr.com/

Apply by Paper:Download the Uniform Application for Individual Producer License Uniform Application for Individual Producer License

Materials Needed to Apply:
  • Uniform License application (if applying by paper)
  • Appropriate license application fees
  • Letter of Clearance from previous home state (if not listed on the National Producer Database)
Fingerprinting Process: Fingerprints are not required unless the candidate takes a Tennessee Insurance examination.

Non-Resident Tennessee PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

Non-Resident License Requirements

Nonresident license candidates may obtain a Tennessee 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

Ways to Apply

Apply Online: Applicant can apply online at www.nipr.com/

Apply by Paper: Download the Uniform Application for Individual Producer License Uniform Application for Individual Producer License

Materials Needed to Apply:
  • Uniform License application (if applying by paper)
  • Appropriate license application fees
Fingerprinting Process: Fingerprints are not required for non-resident license candidates.

Tennessee PreLicense Contact Info

TN Department of Commerce and Insurance

Pearson Vue


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.