Pennsylvania Insurance Department
Bureau of Producer Services
Exam Provider: PSI (Effective 7/1/2015)
Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements
Candidates must complete the prelicensing education requirements of 24 hours of approved prelicensing courses, of which a minimum of 3 hours must be from an approved ethics course.
- Life/Accident and Health - 24 Hours (including a minimum of 3 hours of ethics).
- Life - 24 Hours (including a minimum of 3 hours of ethics).
- Accident and Health - 24 Hours (including a minimum of 3 hours of ethics).
- Property/Casualty - 24 Hours (including a minimum of 3 hours of ethics).
- Property - 24 Hours (including a minimum of 3 hours of ethics).
- Casualty - 24 Hours (including a minimum of 3 hours of ethics).
- Personal Lines - 24 Hours (including a minimum of 3 hours of ethics).
Acceptable Methods of Education
Live Class Requirements
- Pre-Class Study (must be completed prior to attending the live class): 8 hours (Property & Casualty); 12 hours (Life Only); 12 hours (Health Only)
- In-Class Exam: In Pennsylvania, an in-class graded exam is given in the Life Only, Health Only, and Property & Casualty classes 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.
Online Course Requirements
- Forced progression: This requires the user to successfully complete each page of the online course before being allowed to proceed to the next.
- Proctor: In order for a certificate of completion to be earned and issued, the certification exam for self-study courses must be monitored by a disinterested third party (i.e., there can be no family relationship, cannot be a direct supervisor, cannot be a person directly supervised by the student).
Certificate of Completion Requirements
- To receive a certificate of completion, candidates must pass a monitored final exam.
- Education providers are required to report prelicensing education credits to PSI within 15 business days and to provide candidates with a certificate of completion within 30 business days of the candidate successfully completing the course.
- As proof of successful completion, candidates must bring their prelicensing education certificate of completion with them to the testing center.
- Certificates are valid for one year from the date of course completion.
- Candidates are required to retain certificates of course completion and affidavits of exam completion for 6 years from the date of completion.
State Reporting Fees
The PA Department of Insurance requires a course reporting fee of $5.00 per course (online, self-study and classroom courses). This state reporting fee will be automatically charged to you (on the last credit card used in your account) each time you complete an online, self-study, or classroom course.
Exam and/or Prelicensing Education Exemptions
Candidates with the following designations or certifications are generally exempt from prelicensing education and examination requirements for the indicated line of insurance authority:
- Life or Accident and Health - CLU®
- Property, Casualty, or Accident and Health - CPCU®
- Life, Accident and Health or Property and Casualty - CIC
Adding a line of authority to an existing license does not require pre-licensing education. The licensee should take a copy of his/her current producer license to the exam center.
Note: Candidate must submit their license application within one year of passing the exam.
This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for nonresident license information, please refer to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department website at http://www.insurance.pa.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.