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California Pre-License Exam Prep Requirements

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California Pre-License Education Requirements

Individual Resident Producer Requirements

To qualify for a resident California state insurance producer license, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Complete an approved prelicensing course of study
  • Pass a written examination
  • File an application and submit a set of fingerprints

Required California Pre-License Exam Prep Hours

PreLicense Education Requirements (PLE)

Applicants must complete PreLicense education (PLE) for each major line of authority (LOA), as follows:
  • Life – 20
  • Accident and Health – 20
  • Life, Accident and Health – 40
  • Property – 20
  • Casualty – 20
  • Property and Casualty – 40
  • Personal Lines – 20
  • Ethics and code - 12
Plus the 12-hour Ethics and Code course, if not previously completed and certified

Before making an exam reservation Applicants should thoroughly review the California Department of Insurance Insurance Producers Candidate Information Bulletin. Please click on the tabs above to access the Candidate Bulletin.

California License Application Process

California Pre-License Exam Prep Course Requirements

California Pre-License Exam Prep Exam Requirements

Reporting and California Pre-License Exam Prep Certificates of Completion

Transfer California License Application Process

Non-Resident California Pre-License Exam Prep Requirements

California CE Product Training Requirements

California Pre-License Contact Info

California Department of Insurance

  • Phone: (800) 967-9331
  • Website:
  • Mail: Producer Licensing Bureau, 320 Capitol Mall Sacramento, CA 95814

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The licensing information presented here is a brief summary only and is not intended to be comprehensive or complete. We urge you to check with your state's insurance department for complete and current information about its licensing rules and requirements.
Last updated on 7/22/2021