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Virginia Insurance Licensing State Requirements

On this page, you will find all of the state-specific information for Insurance Licensing in the state of Virginia. This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for non-resident license information, please refer to the Virginia Department of Insurance website at http://www.scc.virginia.gov/boi/. Information is subject to change, and we will do our very best to make the process of completing your licensing education requirements as simple as possible.

Virginia Bureau of Insurance

Agents Licensing Section

1300 East Main Street  Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-371-9631 or  800-552-7945 (in VA)
Fax: 804-371-9290
Website: http://www.scc.virginia.gov/boi/
Email: bureauofinsurance@scc.virginia.gov


Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements

  • The state of Virginia does not require prelicensing education.
  • Although prelicensing education is not required, due to the difficulty and nature of these exams, Kaplan highly recommends enrolling in a study course.

Exam Provider: Pearson VUE

Methods of Education

  • Classroom
  • Self-study
  • Online

Certificate of Completion Requirements

  • Not applicable

Exam and/or Prelicensing Education Exemptions

  • Candidates who hold the following designations or certifications may apply for the indicated lines of authority without taking the prelicensing exam:
  • CLU® holders may apply for the Life and Annuities license, Health license, or both.
  • CPCU® holders may apply for the Property and Casualty license or the Personal Lines license.

Note: To request a waiver, candidates must submit proof that they hold the applicable designation to the Bureau of Insurance with their license application.

This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for nonresident license information, please refer to the Virginia Bureau of Insurance website at http://www.scc.virginia.gov/boi/.

Adjuster License

This is disclosure for states that do not require an adjuster license:

The Texas Designated Home State (DHS) Adjuster license is available to an individual who is a resident of a state that does not license adjusters. This means you can obtain the Texas Property/Casualty Adjuster license just as a Texas resident adjuster would and complete the Texas bi-annual continuing education requirement. The Texas DHS Adjuster license is highly respected in the industry and can significantly enhance your credibility as an adjuster in your home state.

Kaplan’s online Property/Casualty Adjuster licensing course contains the actual state licensing exam for the Texas DHS Adjuster license; therefore, you can satisfy your Texas prelicensing requirement AND pass the Texas P/C Adjuster state licensing exam without having to leave your home or office. Upon completing the Kaplan course and successfully passing the exam, you can remotely apply for the Texas P/C Adjuster License using the procedures found on the Texas State Requirements page. This will qualify you to adjust in both your home state and numerous other states that accept the Texas DHS Adjuster license, including AL, CT, DE, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NM, OK, RI, UT, VT, WA, WV, and WY.

Additionally, earning the Texas DHS Adjuster license enables you to adjust with enhanced credibility and industry expertise in CO, DC, IA, IL, KS, MA, MD, MO, ND, NE, PA, NJ, OH, SD, TN, VA, and WI.

Check with the Department of Insurance in your resident state and the states you wish to adjust to see how the Texas PC Adjuster license can be used in those states.

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.

Select a Line of Authority:

Life & Health

This license qualifies you to explain, sell, and write life and health insurance products in Virginia.

 

Property & Casualty

This license qualifies you to sell products designed to protect from financial issues as a result of damage or injury in Virginia.

Personal Lines

This license qualifies you to sell a variety of insurance plans directly to consumers in Virginia.

 

Adjuster

This license qualifies you to investigate and adjust any claim in connection with an insurance policy in Virginia.