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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 on resident licensing or non-resident license information, please refer to the Virginia Department of Insurance website at https://scc.virginia.gov/pages/Home. 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: https://scc.virginia.gov/pages/Home
Email: bureauofinsurance@scc.virginia.gov


How to Get Your Virginia Insurance License

1. Complete an Insurance Exam Prep Course

Those looking to earn a Virginia insurance license have a significantly higher chance of passing their licensing exam when they complete one of Kaplan’s exam prep courses. Give yourself the best chance to pass before you sit for the state exam. 

Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements

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

2. Pass Your Virginia Licensing Exam

After completing your exam prep course, you must pass a state licensing exam. Kaplan’s exam prep content is based directly on the Virginia licensing exams, so you will be prepared to pass the first time. 


To obtain a Licensing Information Bulletin or to schedule an exam, please visit the website: https://www.prometric.com/virginia/insurance or call 866-891-6396.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Virginia Licensing Exam

After completing my prelicensing, how should I prepare for exam day? 

  • You should arrive at least 30 minutes before the exam appointment to sign in and for staff to verify your identification and complete all security checks. 
  • Acceptable IDs for required identification:
    • Driver’s License
    • Military Identification Card
    • State-Issued Identification Card
    • Passport
  • IDs must contain both a current photo and signature (if not, you must present two identification cards: one with your photo and one with your signature).  
  • IDs must exactly match the name used to register for the exam (including designations such as “Jr.” and “III”).

What is the exam like? 

  • All testing sessions are monitored during the exam, as well as video and audio recorded. 
  • You must not bring personal/unauthorized materials into the testing room. These include but are not limited to: 
    • Outerwear
    • Hats
    • Food
    • Drinks
    • Purses
    • Briefcases
    • Notebooks
    • Pagers
    • Watches
    • Cellular telephones
    • Recording devices
    • Photographic equipment
  • Compliance with all testing facility security measures is required.
  • The examination contains four-option multiple-choice questions.
  • The examination contains experimental questions.
  • The experimental questions will:
    • Be randomly distributed;
    • Be used on future exams based on performance. 
    • Not count against your final score;
    • Not count against your time allotted for the test; 

How is the exam scored?

The minimum passing score is 70%. Your score will be shown on the screen at the end of your exam, and you will receive a printed score report. Prometric electronically notifies the Department within two business days of the exam date. 

3. Apply for a Virginia Insurance License

Once you have passed your state licensing exam, you can apply for an insurance license.

The applicant submits to the Bureau an electronic application for licensure through NIPR at www.nipr.com or Sircon at www.sircon.com/virginia.

You will be assigned an NPN within 48 to 72 hours. This unique identifier is assigned through the licensing application process and is used to track individuals and business entities nationally. Many states use the NPN to replace a producer license number.

4. Get Fingerprinted

Resident applicants must schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted at one of Fieldprint's 46 locations as part of the application requirements. Visit Fieldprint (https://fieldprintvirginia.com/) and use code “FPVABOICHRR” to create a secure user account. This Fieldprint code ensures that the results are provided to the Bureau of Insurance. Bring the appointment number and two forms of valid identification to your Fieldprint appointment. Your fingerprints are collected electronically by Fieldprint’s trained technicians and are electronically transmitted to the Virginia State Police and FBI for a background check. The results are then sent to the Bureau of Insurance for review. The fingerprinting cost is $35.72, including the Virginia State Police and FBI fees. Fingerprints must be no older than 90 days for use with an application. Fingerprinting is not required if fingerprints have been submitted in the last 12 months and the applicant is currently licensed.”

5. Plan to Complete Required Insurance Continuing Education (CE) Credits

Every insurance producer must adhere to their home state’s CE requirements. Stay on top of your CE and ahead of the competition with 365 days of unlimited course access when you enroll in a CE library with Kaplan. 

Learn how to renew a Virginia insurance license by visiting https://www.kaplanfinancial.com/insurance-continuing-education/virginia/state-requirements.

Adjuster Licensing Requirements

The Designated Home State (DHS) adjuster license is available to individuals who are 1) residents of a state that does not license adjusters, or 2) to individuals that are company adjusters and reside in a state that only licenses independent adjusters and wants to designate another state as their home state.

The states that qualify under #1 and #2 above are CO, DC, IA, IL, KS, MA, MD, MO, ND, NE, NJ, OH, PA, SD, TN, VA, and WI.

How to get an All-Lines Adjuster Designated Home State license in Florida

Under the Designated Home State concept, many adjusters obtain the Florida 70-20 Non-Resident Designated Home State Adjuster license to become an All-Lines Adjuster in Florida. To qualify for the license, the adjuster must obtain a Florida-approved adjuster designation or pass the Florida All-Lines Adjuster state examination, and complete Florida’s biennial continuing education requirement.

Obtaining the 70-20 license allows company and independent adjusters residing in the states above to adjust claims in Florida, all states that have adjuster reciprocity with Florida, and states that accept the Florida DHS Adjuster license. The Certified All-Lines Adjuster (CALA) designation is offered by Kaplan pursuant to the authority of Florida Statute §626.221 and with the approval of the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS). Completion of the CALA designation course allows a prospective licensee to receive their Florida 70-20 license without taking the Florida state licensing exam.

Select the link below to see the requirements for obtaining a Florida 70-20 Designated Home State Adjuster license.

How to get a Property-Casualty Adjuster Designated Home State license in Texas

Some adjusters elect to designate Texas as their Designated Home State and obtain the Texas Designated Home State (DHS) Adjuster license.

Kaplan’s online Property/Casualty Adjuster licensing course contains the actual state licensing exam for the Texas DHS  Adjuster license. Therefore, the licensing candidate can satisfy their Texas adjuster prelicensing requirement and pass the Texas P/C Adjuster state licensing exam online through Kaplan without leaving their home or office. Upon completing the Kaplan course and successfully passing the course exam, the adjuster can remotely apply for their Texas P/C Adjuster license using the procedures found on the Texas State Requirements page. This will qualify them to adjust in both their home state and all states that accept the Texas DHS Adjuster license.

Completion Reporting

Kaplan will automatically report your completion of the Certified All-Lines Adjuster (CALA) designation to the Florida DFS in 5-7 business days. An online PDF Certificate of Completion is also available to download and print immediately after the final exam is passed.

Select a Line of Authority and Start Earning Your License Today:

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.



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