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Illinois Insurance License State Requirements

Illinois Department of Insurance
Producer Licensing Unit

Address:320 West Washington St.
Springfield, IL 62767

Exam Provider: Pearson VUE

  • To obtain a Licensing Information Bulletin, go to the Pearson VUE website at http://www.pearsonvue.com.
  • To schedule an exam, contact Pearson VUE at http://www.pearsonvue.com or 800-274-0402.
  • Individuals should allow five days after taking the Illinois state exam before applying for the state license.

Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements

  • Life - 20 Hours*
  • Accident/Health - 20 Hours*
  • Fire (Property) - 20 Hours*
  • Casualty - 20 Hours*
  • Personal Lines - 20 Hours*
* 7.5 of the 20 hours must be completed in a classroom setting.

Acceptable Methods of Education

  • Classroom
Live Class Requirements
  • Pre-Class Study (must be completed prior to attending the live class): 12.5 hours (Life Only), 12.5 hours (Health Only), 25 (Life and Health); 12.5 (property only), 12.5 (casualty only), 25 (Property and Casualty)
  • In-Class Exam: In Illinois, an in-class graded exam is given to test your readiness for the state exam. The test must be passed with a 70% or greater in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Certificate of Completion Requirements

  • Candidates will be required to show proof of pre-licensing completion at the test center before they will be allowed to sit for the exam.
  • Prelicensing education certificates are valid for one year from the date of completion.

Exam and/or Prelicensing Education Exemptions
Applicants who have earned one or more of the following designations or certifications may be exempt from the prelicensing education requirements for the indicated lines of authority:

  • Life - CEBS, ChFC®, CIC, CFP®, CLU®, FLMI, LUTCF
  • Accident and Health - RHU, CEBS, REBC, HIA
  • Property and Casualty - AAI, ARM, CIC, CPCU®
  • A college degree in insurance

This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for nonresident license information, please refer to the Illinois Department of Insurance website at http://www.insurance.illinois.gov.

This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. Kaplan Financial Education makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, Kaplan Financial Education is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.