Wisconsin License Requirements

How to get a Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin insurance license.
Our Wisconsin Pre-Licensing Education Provider ID: 102740

Step 1: Complete a Wisconsin Pre-Licensing Insurance Course

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

Our Wisconsin pre-licensing insurance courses cover the various insurance concepts, definitions, insurance laws and agent regulations listed on the Wisconsin Examination Content Outline. 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 Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance to offer the following courses:

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

Your Certificate of Course Completion is valid for a period of 12 months from the date you pass your pre-licensing course final exam.

Step 2: Pass the Wisconsin Insurance License Exam

Upon successfully completing your pre-licensing insurance course, you must register with PSI Services to take your state insurance exam. Exam reservations can be made online at the PSI website by following the steps below and clicking the 'Register for the State Exam' button, or over the phone at (800) 733-9267.

  1. Choose 'WI Insurance' from the 'Select Organization' dropdown
  2. Once the 'Select Test' dropdown appears, choose your exam (Be sure to select the exam with 'General and State' in its title)

Expected cost

Insurance Exam Fee: $75.00

About the state exam

  • You are required to provide the following at the testing center on the day of your exam: The Certificate of Course Completion that you received from your pre-licensing insurance school; A current form of identification with a photo (driver 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 (888) 226-9406
  • Passing score is 70%
License Exam Exam Time Scored Questions Pre-Test Questions Total Questions
Life: General and State Series 22-01 2 hrs 100 5 105
Accident & Health: General and State Series 22-03 2 hrs 100 5 105

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.

Step 3: Submit Electronic Fingerprints

You must schedule an appointment to submit electronic fingerprints to complete a background check. Fingerprints are required by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance to ensure that applicants do not have a disqualifying criminal or social services background that would prevent them from being a licensed insurance agent.

Resident candidates taking an insurance exam for the first time must be fingerprinted; however, if you have already submitted electronic fingerprints within the past 180 days for a previous insurance exam, you may not be required to submit a new set of fingerprints. You can contact the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance to determine if a new set of fingerprints is required.

When scheduling your appointment, you will need to enter the Fieldprint code: FPWIOCIINSURANCE.

Expected cost

Electronic Fingerprints Fee: $36.00

Step 4: 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
  9. License qualifications

    • Must be at least 18 years of age
    • A resident of the state of Wisconsin
    • 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: $10.00

Additional Resources

Review the PSI Licensing Information Bulletin for additional details regarding the pre-licensing process.

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

  • PO Box 7872
    Madison, WI 53707-7872
  • (800) 236-8517
  • Website

Exam Administrator

  • PSI Services
  • (800) 733-9267
  • Website

Electronic Fingerprints

  • Fieldprint
  • (877) 614-4364
  • Website

Insurance Application

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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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