Pennsylvania Insurance Exam

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Pennsylvania Insurance Exam Qualifications

In order to qualify to sit for your Series 16-01 Life insurance, the Series 16-02 Accident & Health, or the Series 16-03 Life, Accident & Health Pennsylvania insurance exam, the following must occur:

  • Successfully complete a 24 hour approved insurance course for that respective license, such as those provided by National Online Insurance School. Provider ID# 84660
  • Be a natural person at least 18 years of age
  • Be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania
  • Be a United States citizen or legal alien who possesses a work authorization from the United States Immigration and Naturalization Services
  • Not committed an act that is a ground for denial, suspension, or revocation of an insurance license

Basic Steps to Obtain a Pennsylvania Insurance License

  1. Successfully complete a 24 hour pre-licensing course by an approved Pennsylvania insurance school for Life or Accident & Health, or Life, Accident & Health such as the courses offered by National Online Insurance School.
  2. Upon successfully completing the pre-licensing course, you can schedule your Pennsylvania insurance exam online at Prometric. Once there, click on the Start button under "Schedule your test". First time users must create a login account, which will then allow you to schedule your exam location, date and time. Appointments for examinations can also be made via phone toll-free at 1-800-715-2418. When registering for an initial insurance examination, you must select the option to pay the fingerprinting service fee ($19). Once your exam has been scheduled, you must bring a copy of your pre-licensing certificate of completion and a valid form of identification with you to the testing center. It is also strongly recommended that you bring a credit card with you (Visa, AMEX or MasterCard) since you will be able to apply for your license at the testing center through Sircon once you pass your insurance exam.
  3. Upon successful completion of your state exam, you should complete an insurance license application through Vertafore (formerly Sircon). Once you are on Vertafore’s website, you will choose 'Apply for a license' from the menu on the left. On the next page choose 'Individual' next to Submit Resident Application. Next, complete the application by choosing Pennsylvania, entering your information and submitting the appropriate application fees.
Expected Licensing Costs:
$64 for the 16-01 Life OR 16-02 Accident & Health Exam Fee – This is the cost to register for your Pennsylvania insurance exam and includes Prometric’s fingerprint processing fee. The fingerprint fee below is the cost for the completion of Live Scan fingerprints.
$74 for the 16-03 Life, Accident & Health Exam Fee – This is the cost to register for your Pennsylvania insurance exam and includes Prometric’s fingerprint processing fee. The fingerprint fee below is the cost for the completion of Live Scan fingerprints.
$55 Application Fee – It is recommended that you bring a credit card with you (Visa, AMEX or MasterCard) to the testing center since you will be able to complete your application upon passing your state exam.
$36.25 Fingerprint Fee

Helpful Hints to Licensure

  • Your Certificate of Completion that you receive upon passing the course final exam is valid for a period of 12 months.
  • If English is not your first language, you can request additional time for your insurance exam by requesting an ESL authorization from Prometric. In addition, you must also provide a personal letter requesting the authorization and a signed letter from your instructor at National Online Insurance School or sponsoring company. For more information you can also contact Prometric directly by phone at 1-800-853-5448. This must be completed prior to scheduling your insurance exam.
  • If you have any background issues regarding law enforcement records, you will want to obtain the following paperwork from the court clerk's office in the county it occurred, and mail it to the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance upon completion of your online application. For detailed information regarding background issues, please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance directly.
  • Concepts presented on the insurance exam can be viewed in the Pennsylvania Insurance Exam Content Outlines
  • Pennsylvania Licensing Information Bulletin is a comprehensive guide that provides additional information regarding your state insurance exam
  • For additional insurance licensing tips and industry news, please visit our insurance license blog

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