Connecticut License Requirements

How to get a Connecticut insurance license

As a state-certified life and health insurance education provider, our goal is to guide you through the pre-licensing process. In addition to completing your pre-licensing training, we have simplified the steps to attaining your Connecticut insurance license.
Our Connecticut Pre-Licensing Education Provider ID: 500025208

Step 1: Complete a Connecticut Pre-Licensing Insurance Course

To qualify for the Connecticut insurance license exam, you must complete a pre-licensing insurance course that is certified by the Connecticut Insurance Department. Upon passing the pre-licensing course final exam, you will be awarded a Certificate of Course Completion.

Our Connecticut pre-licensing insurance courses cover the various insurance concepts, definitions, insurance laws and agent regulations listed on the Connecticut Examination Content Outlines. Courses are presented in a clear and concise format and include instructional videos, interactive illustrations, practice exams, and student support.

National Online Insurance School is certified by the Connecticut Insurance Department to offer the following courses:

Pre-Licensing Course Course Credit Hours
Life, Accident & Health or Sickness 40
Life 20
Accident & Health or Sickness 20

Your Certificate of Course Completion is valid for 1 year from the date you pass your pre-licensing course final exam.

Step 2: Pass the Connecticut Insurance License Exam

Once you are prepared to sit for your state exam, you must register with Pearson Vue to take your state insurance exam. Exam reservations can be made online at the Pearson Vue website or over the phone at (866) 407-2057.

Expected cost

$65.00 for One Line of Authority (Life & Annuities or Accident & Health or Sickness)

$105.00 for Two Lines of Authority (Life, Annuities, Accident & Health or Sickness)

About the state exam

  • A current form of identification with a photo (driver's license, passport, etc.) that exactly matches the name on the exam registration at the testing center.
  • Exam times are typically available in the morning and afternoon on weekdays and certain weekends, at various locations throughout the state
  • You should arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment to allow time for check-in procedures. If you arrive late you will not be allowed to take your exam and will forfeit your exam fee.
  • Applicants with disabilities should make special arrangements prior to registering for the state exam by contacting the testing administrator at (800) 341-3257
  • Passing score is 70%
License Exam Exam Time Scored Questions Pre-Test Questions Total Questions
12-CT-03 Life, Accident & Health or Sickness Producer 2 hrs 30 mins 130 15 145
12-CT-01 Life Producer 2 hrs 75 15 90
12-CT-02 Accident & Health or Sickness Producer 2 hrs 75 15 90

Review our Insurance License Exam Tips to learn more about the state exam format and the types of questions asked on the exam, as well as additional test-taking tips to help you prepare for your exam day.

The Connecticut Insurance Department requires that after 2 failed attempts, via Online Testing, candidates must register and test at a physical testing site.

Step 3: Complete an Insurance License Application

You can apply for an insurance license through the Vertafore website. Click the button below and follow the steps to complete your application:

  1. Click 'Apply for a license' from the menu on the left
  2. Click the New Insurance License button within the 'New Insurance Licenses' section
  3. Choose 'Resident,' then choose 'Individual,' and click the Continue button
  4. Enter your email address
  5. Enter your information and choose the state you wish to apply for a license, then click continue
  6. Select 'Resident Agent' as your license type and continue
  7. Select the types of license(s) you wish to apply for and continue
  8. Enter all requested information and submit payment

License qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • A resident of the state of Connecticut
  • Pass the state insurance exam for the lines of authority for which you are applying
  • Must not have committed any act that is a ground for denial, suspension, or revocation of license

Expected cost

Application Fee: $140.00

Additional Resources

Review the Pearson Vue Insurance Candidate Handbook for additional details regarding the pre-licensing process.

Connecticut Department of Insurance

  • 153 Market Street
    7th Floor
    Hartford, CT 06103
  • (860) 297-3800
  • Website

Exam Administrator

  • Pearson Vue
  • (866) 407-2057
  • Website

Insurance Application

Exam ready in 1 to 2 weeks

However, we provide a 3-month enrollment period so that you can study at your own pace and at a time convenient to you.

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