Virginia Insurance Exam

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Virginia Insurance Exam Qualifications

In order to qualify to sit for your Life & Annuities, or Health or Life, Health & Annuities Virginia insurance exam, the following must occur:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • If you are not a citizen of the United States, you must provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • Be a resident of the state of Virginia
  • Must not have committed any act that is a ground for denial of license

Basic Steps to Obtain a Virginia Insurance License

  1. Prepare for your state exam with an insurance course from a Virginia insurance school for the Life & Annuities or Health insurance license, or a course for the Life, Health & Annuities insurance license, such as those offered by National Online Insurance School.
  2. Schedule your state exam online through Pearson Vue, or contact them by phone at 1-888-204-6272.
  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 Virginia, entering your information and submitting the appropriate application fees.
  4. A Criminal History Record Report, which must be obtained through the Virginia State Police and be no more than 90 days old. If you recently established residence in Virginia within the past six months, a Criminal History Record Report from your previous resident state is required.
  • Note: If you fail one section of the exam, you will be required to retake only the failed section. If you are unsuccessful in passing a section within 3 attempts, you must wait 30 days before retaking the failed section. You have 183 days to pass both sections of the exam before you would be required to retake the exam in its entirety.
Expected Licensing Costs:
$58 Exam Fee
$15 Application Fee

Helpful Hints to Licensure

  • Applicants with disabilities should make special arrangements by visiting Pearson Vue's test accommodations page or by calling Pearson Vue at 1-800-466-0450. Special accommodations must be completed prior to scheduling your insurance exam.
  • If English is not your first language, you can request additional time for your insurance exam by calling Pearson Vue at 1-800-466-0450. Special accommodations must be completed prior to scheduling your insurance exam.
  • Concepts covered on the state insurance exam can be viewed in the Virginia Examination Content Outline
  • Virginia Department of Insurance Licensing Candidate Handbook
  • For additional insurance licensing tips and industry news, please visit our insurance license blog

Virginia Department of Insurance

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