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PreLicense.com provides state-approved West Virginia PreLicense License Exam Prep with a money back guarantee! Satisfy ALL your Prep requirements at one low price with our online or paper courses!

PreLicense.com offers courses for the following WV license types:

West Virginia PreLicense Prep

West Virginia PreLicensing Requirements

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

To qualify for a resident West Virginia 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 West Virginia
  • Satisfy the Insurance Commissioner that he/she is trustworthy and competent
  • Complete an approved prelicensing course of study (see Prelicense requirements below)
  • Pass a written examination and file a license application
  • Submit fingerprints (effective 6/1/15)

PreLicense Education Requirements (PLE)

Applicants must complete prelicense education (PLE) for each major line of authority (LOA), as follows:

  • 20-hours Life Insurance
  • 20-hours Accident and Health Insurance
  • 40-hours Life, Accident and Health Insurance
  • 20-hours Property Insurance
  • 20-hours Casualty Insurance
  • 40-hours Property and Casualty Insurance

State Candidate Handbook

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

PLE Course Delivery

Per West Virginia 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.


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:  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.

Certificate of Completion

PreLicense.com provides online, printable certificates of completion in West Virginia.  An applicant must meet West Virginia’s PLE requirements before a certificate of completion is issued.  The certificate of completion is valid for 4 months from the date of completion.

State Reporting Requirements 

Prelicense.com sends course completion rosters to the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner daily.


Resident License Application Process:

1. Complete all pre-licensing education. Complete all required pre-licensing education from an approved provider and obtain a Certificate of Pre-licensing Course Completion.

2. Make a reservation and pay the examination fee. Make a reservation online or by phone with Pearson VUE for the examination.  Make an online reservation at http://www.pearsonvue.com/wv/insurance/ or by calling Pearson Vue at (800) 274-2614. Reservation should be made 24 hours proior to the Desdired date.


Material required at Test Center:

  • Two forms of current Signature Identification:

-   A Primary ID ( such as Driver’s License, military card or Passport)

-   A Secondary ID ( such as SS card, Debit or Credit Card) 

  • Copy of your Prelicense Certificate of Completion in order to be admitted to the exam.


Exam Format:

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • Passing grade od a 75% is required.
  • When you complete the exam, you will receive a score report marked “pass or fail”.


3.   Effective 6/1/15 the WV Offices of the Insurance Commissioner will begin requiring all individuals applying for a resident license to be fingerprinted.  The applicant is required to schedule the fingerprinting appointment after the examination has been passed.  To register, find locations, and pay for an appointment go towww.identogo.com or call 1-855-766-7746.


4.  Apply for a license. After passing the examination and submitting fingerprints you may apply for your license online at www.nipr.com or by submitting the application found at http://www.wvinsurance.gov  under Agent Licensing/ Agent Licensing Forms. For more information regarding obtaining a license, go to www.wvinsurance.gov.

New Resident 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:

  • Licensed in a reciprocal state and applying for same lines of authority
  • Canceled former home state license within 90 days of applying in West Virginia

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Materials Needed to Apply

  • Completed Resident Agent Application
  • Appropriate license application fees

Nonresident Producer Requirements

Nonresident license candidates may obtain a West Virginia 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

Materials Needed to Apply

  • Completed Resident Agent Application
  • Appropriate license application fees

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.

Long-Term Care: Before selling, soliciting or negotiating LTC insurance products in West Virginia producers must complete a one-time state-approved training course of no less than 8 hours.

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

West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner
P.O. Box 50541, 1124 Smith Street
Charleston, WV 25305-0541
Phone:  304-558-0610
[email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wvinsurance.gov/Home.aspx

Pearson VUE
Phone:  (800) 274-2614
Web Site: 

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.