On this page, you will find all of the state-specific information for Insurance Licensing in the state of Washington. This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for non-resident license information, please refer to the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner website at http://www.insurance.wa.gov . 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.
It is the candidate’s responsibility to contact PSI to pay and schedule an examination. There is no limit to the number of times a candidate may retake an examination if necessary to pass. However, for the examinations that require a pre-licensing course certificate, the certificate must be valid.
For the fastest and most convenient examination scheduling process, register for your examinations online by accessing PSI’s website at http://www.psiexams.com. Internet registration is available 24 hours a day.
In addition to the unlawful acts set forth in RCW 48.17.125, the following are prohibited acts or practices by persons taking examinations for licenses:
[Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060.88-23-063 (Order R 88-11), §284-17-130, filed 11/16/88.]
Candidates may qualify for a waiver of their prelicensing education requirements if they have completed one of the following insurance designation or certification programs within the last 12 months:
**Candidates who have been granted a waiver must present the waiver at the test center.
Note: Candidates who are not licensed within 180 days after passing an examination must be reexamined.
The procedures/steps for applying for a Washington insurance full lines producer license are as follows:
Disclosure for States that Require a Licensing Exam and License:
All insurance adjusters in Washington are required to be licensed. Because of its industry recognition and credibility, earning the Texas DHS Adjuster license is accepted as authorization to adjust in Washington and other states that recognize it.
The Texas P/C Adjuster license is highly respected in the industry and is available to individuals who want to designate Texas as their home state. This means you can qualify for the Texas P/C adjuster license just as a Texas resident adjuster would and complete the Texas bi-annual continuing education requirement.
Kaplan’s Texas P/C Adjuster licensing course and exam is ideal for an adjuster seeking an adjuster license under the DHS concept. The course contains the actual state licensing exam for the Texas P/C 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 Property/Casualty 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 recognize the Texas DHS Adjuster license (CO, DC, IA, IL, KS, MA, MD, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, OH, PA, 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.