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Illinois Insurance PreLicensing Requirements



Illinois Insurance PreLicensing Education Requirements

General Insurance Licensing Requirement

To qualify for a resident Illinois 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 Illinois
  • Complete an approved prelicensing course of study (see prelicense requirements below)
  • Pass a written examination and file a license application

Requirements by Insurance Line of Authority

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

  • 20-hours Illinois Life Insurance
  • 20-hours Illinois Accident and Health Insurance
  • 20-hours Illinois Property Insurance
  • 20-hours Illinois Casualty Insurance

Note:  Of the 20-hour requirement, 7.5 hours must be conducted in a live classroom setting and the remaining 12.5 hours may be conducted through self-study as part of the classroom-based program.

PLE School Provider

PreLicense.com partners with Illinois-approved classroom providers to satisfy the prelicense training requirement. At present, the following schools offer DOI-approved prelicense education classes using the PreLicense.com online study resources. Please contact the school directly to enroll in a course.

Central and Southern Illinois: 

Educational Concepts Unlimited, Inc 
www.ecuinc.biz
618-233-1228 or 866-233-2024

Chicago and Suburbs: 

Prep Training Group
www.preptraininggroup.com
630-260-1630 

Dohrn Insurance Training, Inc. 
www.dohrnit.com
847-455-1130 or 800-876-3313

PLE Self-Study Course Delivery

Of the 20-hour requirement, 7.5 hours must be conducted in a live classroom setting and the remaining 12.5 hours may be conducted through self-study as part of the classroom-based program.

PreLicense.com has prepared an internet-based course that is designed only for the self-study portion of the IL DOI’s prelicense education requirement. The online self-study course will only be provided to license candidates who enroll in an Illinois DOI-approved school that uses the PreLicense.com course as part of its curriculum.

Reporting and Insurance PreLicense Certificates of Completion

Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the Illinois course (including the 7.5 hours of classroom instruction), your classroom instructor will present you with your Certificate of Completion. PreLicense.com cannot issue a Certificate of Completion for completing this online course alone.

State Reporting Requirements

Illinois requires course completion reporting by the Illinois DOI-approved provider within 10 days following the end of the week in which the course was completed.

State Candidate Handbook

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

State Licensing Exam Requirements

State Licensing Exam

  • Methods of Registration

    • Register Online:  Click here to register for the state licensing exam online
    • Register by Phone:  (800) 274-0402
    • On-site registration is not allowed.

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.
  • PLE Certificate of Completion
  • Failing score report (if retaking an exam)

Exam Retakes

Candidates who pass one section of the exam and fail the other need retake only the failed section within 90 days.  If the entire exam has not been passed after 90 days, candidates must retake the entire exam.

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

  • Testing Sites:  Click here to view a list of testing centers in Illinois.
  • Exams and Fees:  A list of insurance license exams and fees can be found on the back cover of the State of Illinois Insurance Candidate Handbook.  Currently, the exam fee is $103.00.

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.

Long-Term Care: Before soliciting or selling LTCI products in Illinois, resident producers must complete an 8-hour LTC training course.

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: Register for the State Exam

Candidates may make a reservation by either visiting www.pearsonvue.com or by calling me Pearson VUE (800) 274-0402.

The examination fees are $102. All fees must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher or electronic check.

Step 2: License Application Process

After passing the examination you must wait 5 days before applying online. After 5 days please apply online for your insurance license at www.nipr.com.

Step 3: Materials Needed to Apply

  • 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.
  • PLE Certificate of Completion
  • Failing score report (if retaking an exam)

Transfer Producer 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:

  • Application is received within 90 days after cancellation of previous home state license
  • Applicant was in good standing in previous home state at time of cancellation

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Materials Needed to Apply

If applying by paper, applicants will need to mail in a license application and the appropriate fees to the following address:

Illinois Department of Insurance
320 West Washington Street
Springfield, Illinois 62767-000
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Non-Resident Producer Application Process

Non-Resident License Requirements

Nonresident license candidates may obtain an Illinois 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 and in good standing in their home state.

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Materials Needed to Apply

If applying by paper, applicants will need to mail in a license application and the appropriate fees to the following address:

Illinois Department of Insurance
320 West Washington Street
Springfield, Illinois 62767-0001

Contact Info

Illinois Department of Insurance

320 West Washington Street
Springfield, Illinois 62767-0001
Phone:  217-782-6366
Email:  DOI.Licensing@illinois.gov
Website:  http://insurance.illinois.gov/

Pearson Vue

Phone:  (800) 274-0402
Web Site: http://www.pearsonvue.com/il/insurance/


PreLicense.com, a service of WebCE® provides information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to prelicensing and securities qualification exam preparation. 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.