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Minnesota Insurance Exam Prep & Licensing Requirements

Minnesota Insurance Exam Prep Provider Number: 21015056


What are the Insurance Exam Prep education requirements for Minnesota?

Individuals must complete a pre-licensing course of study for the lines of authority desired before taking any examination. The prelicensing course must consist of 20 hours per line of authority on the general principles of insurance for that line of authority. The lines of authority requiring a pre-licensing course are as follows:
  • Life – 20 hours
  • Health and Accident – 20 hour
  • Life, Health, and Accident – 40 hours
  • Property – 20 hours
  • Casualty – 20 hours
  • Property and Casualty – 40 hours
  • Personal Lines – 20 hours

How to get an insurance license in Minnesota

  1. Meet the general eligibility criteria
    • Be at least 18 years of age.
    • Reside or maintain a principal place of residence in Minnesota.

  2. Complete required prelicensing education
    • Prepare for the Minnesota State Exam by completing a pre-licensing course of study.
    • To satisfy the requirements for your course, you will need to pass a monitored Exam Prep Course Certification Exam with a 70% or greater.
    • When making a licensing exam reservation, applicants will be required to present your Certificate of Completion at your licensing exam. After passing the Exam Prep Course Certification Exam, you will be able to download a PDF Certificate of Completion which is valid for one year from the date of completion; you will need to take and pass your state exam within this timeframe.

  3. Register and pass state licensing exam
    • Make an exam reservation at www.pearsonvue.com/mn/insurance or by calling (833) 273-1946.
    • Bring two forms of current signature identification (a valid driver’s license, non-driver ID, passport, military ID, or employee ID card, credit card) and a copy of your prelicensing education Certificate of Completion on exam day. The prelicensing education Certificate of Completion is valid for one year from the date of completion.
    Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of Minnesota Licensing Candidate Handbook. The Candidate Handbook and additional licensing information can be accessed by clicking on the Student Handbook button above.

  4. Submit fingerprints
    • Minnesota requires all resident insurance licensing candidates be fingerprinted prior to submitting a license application.
    • To make a fingerprint reservation go to www.ibtfingerprint.com or call IDEMIA at (866) 761-8069.
    • Pearson VUE also offers electronic fingerprinting to all resident and non-resident candidates (whether or not they pass the examination) at various test centers, contact Pearson VUE for more information.
  5. Apply for a License
    • After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application with Sircon.

What are the WebCE Minnesota Insurance Exam Prep course requirements?

  • Per Minnesota PLE requirements, applicants are required to complete all of the lessons and answer each set of end-of-chapter quizzes with a score of at least 70 percent prior to taking an open-book final exam.
    Please Note: Pre-license education providers are required to record the actual time the applicant spends in the course and not allow access to the certificate of completion until the applicant's time equals the number of required hours for the LOA.
  • Students should pass the closed-book monitored final exam with a score of 70% or higher.
  • Exam Requirements: Self-Study exams are closed-book and must be monitored by a disinterested 3rd party. Monitors must be a disinterested third party, with a minimum age of 18 years old, the monitor could be anyone except family members or anyone in whom the monitor instructor has an economic or other interest in assuring the successful outcome of the examination. Co-worker monitors must not be above or below in the student's line of supervision.
  • If the final exam is not passed on the first attempt, students have an unlimited number of retakes.
  • WebCE suggest to then utilize Exam Tutor and Flash Tutor for further practice before your exam day.

What is the access period for WebCE Minnesota Insurance Exam Prep courses?

90 days from the date of purchase. One additional extension for an additional 90 days can be purchased for $50.

How often does WebCE report Minnesota Insurance Exam Prep course completions?

Every business day to Sircon.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Minnesota Insurance Exam Prep courses?

Online PDF certificates of completion are available to print immediately after the final exam is passed. Pre-licensing course certificates are valid for three years from date of completion.

What is the process to transfer an insurance license to Minnesota?

The commissioner may waive all or part of the requirement for pre-license education and examination for individuals in other jurisdictions if a reciprocal licensing agreement is in effect, the individual is currently licensed in that jurisdiction and the licensing requirements of that jurisdiction are substantially similar to Minnesota.

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Make reservation with IDEMIA to submit fingerprints

What is the process to obtain a non-resident insurance license in Minnesota?

Nonresident license candidates may obtain a Minnesota producer license, without having to complete the pre-license education requirement or take a license examination, as long as they currently hold an active resident license of a similar type and are in good standing in their home state.

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Make reservation with IDEMIA to submit fingerprints

Are there any Minnesota insurance product specific training requirements?

Who to contact for additional questions

Minnesota Department of Commerce and Insurance

  • Phone: (651) 539-1500
  • Website: www.mn.gov
  • Mail: 85 7th Place East, Ste. 500 St. Paul, MN 55101

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This information is based on state laws and regulations and is subject to change. WebCE makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, WebCE is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein. 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 5/19/2022