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Wisconsin PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

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Wisconsin PreLicense Education Requirements

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

To qualify for a resident Wisconsin insurance agent license, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of the state of Wisconsin
  • 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

State Law Handbook

The OCI has developed an Intermediary's Guide to Wisconsin Insurance Law which covers the Wisconsin law portion of the exam. While the course covers all relevant insurance laws that are covered on the exam, students may wish to obtain a copy of the Guide as an additional study resource. Students may purchase a printed copy by sending a check or money order for $3.00 to: OCI, Agent Licensing Section, P.O. Box 7872, Madison, WI 53707-7872. Alternatively, the Intermediary's Guide to Wisconsin Insurance Law may be downloaded at no charge from the OCI.

Required Wisconsin PreLicense Exam Prep Hours

PreLicense Education Requirements (PLE)

Applicants must complete Prelicense education (PLE) for each major line of authority (LOA). An applicant who wishes to obtain a Life and Accident & Health license will receive a separate certificate of completion for each LOA.
  • Life – 20
  • Accident & Health – 20
  • Property – 20
  • Casualty – 20
  • Personal Lines – 20
Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of Wisconsin Licensing Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook and additional licensing information can be accessed by clicking on the tabs above.

Wisconsin 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 completed every 24-month period following the completion of the initial training.

Additional Information

Wisconsin PreLicense Exam Prep Course Requirements

Prelicense Course Delivery

Per Wisconsin 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.

Wisconsin 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: 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 Wisconsin PreLicense Exam Prep Certificates of Completion

Certificate of Completion provides online, printable certificates of completion in Wisconsin. An applicant must meet Wisconsin’s PLE requirements before a certificate of completion is issued. The certificate is valid for 1 year from the date of course completion.

State Reporting Requirements reports PLE course completions to SBS daily. The Wisconsin OCI charges a $1.00 per hour state roster fee for course completion reports. This state-mandated fee is included in the course price.

Wisconsin PreLicense Application Process

License Application Process

Important: Wisconsin OCI requires that the prelicensing education course be completed prior to sitting for the state exam. Candidates must have their certificates in hand before sitting for the state licensing exam.
  1. Complete Prelicense Course: Complete the required pre-licensing education (if applicable) from a Wisconsin approved education provider and obtain a certificate of pre-licensing course completion.

  2. Register for the State Licensing Exam: Candidates may register and schedule the examination by calling Prometric at (866) 370-3411 Or by registering online at
  3. Wisconsin Insurance candidates who test on or after Friday, September 29th will receive their score reports electronically. Material required at test Center:
    • Original Prelicense Certificate of Completion
    • Government issued ID, it should contact Current photo and Signature. ( for example Driver’s license, Military ID or Passport)

    Exam Format:
    • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
    • Passing score of 70% is required on each exam
    • Prometric notifies the OCI of your exam results within 48 hours.
    • When you complete the exam, your score will be displayed on the screen and you will receive a printed score report.

  4. Fingerprinting Process: Make fingerprint reservation with Fieldprint at for the digital fingerprint. Fingerprint information is valid for 180 days. The results processed by Wisconsin DOJ typically take 5-7 days.

  5. What do I need to bring to my fingerprinting appointment?
    • Two (2) forms of identification, at least one (1) of which must be a valid government-issued photo ID
    • Your appointment number

  6. Resident License Application Process: Apply for the license via NIPR at Applicants must wait 48-72 hours after passing the examination, before submitting the electronic application.

Transfer Wisconsin PreLicense Application Process

Transfer Producer Requirements

New or current residents who are applying or reapplying for a resident license less than 12 months following license cancellation are exempt from prelicensing education and examination requirements.

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Apply Online: Download Non-Resident License application online at

Materials Needed to Apply:
  • Resident Insurance Agent License Application without Examination
  • Appropriate license application fees
Fingerprinting Process: Applicants can make a reservation online on Fieldprint at At the time of the reservation, applicants must enter the Fieldprint code: FPWIOCIInsurance. The cost is $39.25 for digital fingerprinting.

Non-Resident Wisconsin PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

Non-Resident License Requirements

Nonresident license candidates may obtain a Wisconsin 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: Download Non-Resident License application online at

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

Wisconsin PreLicense Contact Info

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of 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.