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Illinois PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements


Illinois PreLicense 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

Required Illinois 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
  • Health and Accident – 20
  • Property – 20
  • Casualty – 20
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.

Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of Arkansas Licensing Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook and additional licensing information can be accessed by clicking on the tabs above.

Illinois 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. All courses now certified for this training have the course number of 46330.

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

*Note: If a producer fails to complete the 4-hour Ongoing training course prior to the license renewal, the producer will have 12 months from that license renewal date to complete the 4-hour ongoing training, without having to repeat the Initial 8-hour training course.

Additional Information

Illinois PreLicense Exam Prep Course Requirements

Prelicense Course Delivery

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. dohrnit.com 847-455-1130 or 800-876-3313

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 Illinois PreLicense Exam Prep 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. 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.

Illinois PreLicense Application Process

License Application Process

  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.

  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.

  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 CompletionFailing score report (if retaking an exam).

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

License Application Process

Ways to Apply

Apply Online: Click here to submit your license application online.
Apply by Paper: Click here to download the Uniform Application for Individual Producer License

Non-Resident Illinois PreLicense 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

Apply Online: Click here to submit your license application online.
Apply by Paper: Click here to download the Uniform Application for Individual Producer License

Illinois PreLicense Contact Info

Illinois Department of Insurance

Pearson Vue


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.