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Illinois PreLicense Exam Prep Requirements

Illinois PreLicense Education Requirements

General Insurance Licensing Requirement

To qualify for a resident Illinois state insurance producer license, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of the state of Illinois
  • Complete an approved prelicensing course of study (see prelicense requirements below)
  • Pass a written examination and file a license application

Required Illinois PreLicense Exam Prep Hours

PreLicense Education Requirements (PLE)

Applicants must complete Prelicense education (PLE) for each major line of authority (LOA), as follows:
  • Life – 20
  • Health and Accident – 20
  • Property – 20
  • Casualty – 20
Note: Of the 20-hour requirement, 7.5 hours must be conducted in a live classroom setting and the remaining 12.5 hours may be conducted through self-study as part of the classroom-based program.

Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of Illinois Licensing Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook and additional licensing information can be accessed by clicking on the tabs above.

Illinois License Application Process

Illinois PreLicense Exam Prep Course Requirements

Reporting and Illinois PreLicense Exam Prep Certificates of Completion

Transfer Illinois PreLicense Application Process

Non-Resident Illinois PreLicense Application Process

Illinois CE Product Training Requirements

Illinois PreLicense Contact Info

Illinois Department of Insurance

Pearson Vue, a service of WebCE® provides information as a courtesy to individuals who are subject to prelicensing and securities qualification exam preparation. 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 2/13/2019