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West Virginia Insurance License State Requirements

State of West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner
Agent Licensing and Education

Address:1124 Smith St., Room 402
Charleston WV 25301
PO Box 50541
Charleston WV 25305-0541

Exam Provider: Pearson VUE

Prelicensing Education Hour Requirements

  • Life - 20 Hours
  • Accident & Health or Sickness - 20 Hours
  • Life, Accident & Health or Sickness - 40 Hours
  • Property & Casualty - 40 Hours
  • Personal Lines - 20 Hours

Acceptable Methods of Education

  • Classroom
  • Self-study*
  • Online*
*Course final exam must be monitored by a disinterested third party (someone other than a relative, friend, or business associate).

Certificate of Completion Requirements

  • Candidates must present a Certificate of Prelicensing Course Completion at the test center in order to be admitted.
  • Certificates of completion are valid for four months from the date of course completion.

Exam and/or Prelicensing Education Exemptions
An exam is not required as proof of competency with respect to the following lines of authority for candidates who hold one or more of the following designations, certifications, or degrees:

  • Life - CEBS, ChFC®, CIC, CFP®, CLU®, FLMI, LUTCF
  • Health - RHU, CEBS, REBC, HIA
  • Property and Casualty - AAI, ARM, CIC, CPCU®
  • All lines - College insurance degree

Note: Applicants who are not licensed within one year of passing an exam must complete prelicensing and must retake the exam.

This information pertains to resident license applicants. For additional information for resident licensing, or for nonresident license information, please refer to the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner website at http://www.wvinsurance.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.