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North Carolina Insurance Exam Prep & Licensing Requirements

North Carolina Insurance Exam Prep Provider Number: 4209


What are the Insurance Exam Prep education requirements for North Carolina?

Individuals must complete a pre-licensing course of study for the lines of authority desired before taking any examination. The pre-licensing 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
  • Accident & Health or Sickness – 20
  • Property – 20
  • Casualty – 20
  • Medicare Supplement/Long-Term Care – 10 (must hold an Accident and Health and Sickness license)
  • Personal Lines – 20

How to get an insurance license in North Carolina

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

  2. Complete required prelicensing education
    • Prepare for the North Carolina State Exam by completing a pre-licensing course of study.
    • To satisfy the requirements for your course, you will need to pass a 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, also called an Exam Admission Ticket, 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 90 days or 5 exam attempts (whichever comes first); you will need to take and pass your state exam within the 90-day timeframe.

  3. Apply for a License
    • Once you have your Examination Admission, you will need to apply for your license and pay the appropriate fees at www.nipr.com. The license application is valid for 6 months. If you have not obtained your confirmation that your license has been issued within that period, you will need to reapply.
    • Once you have applied for your license, you will receive an Authorization Email from Pearson VUE that will contain your NPN (National Producer Number) and other information that you need to schedule your state exam.
    • You will also receive an email from NIPR. This email will contain information that you will need to schedule your fingerprinting, so make sure that you save it

  4. Register and pass state licensing exam
    • Make an exam reservation at https://home.pearsonvue.com/nc/insurance
    • 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 your WebCE Certificate of Completion, also called an Exam Admission Ticket.
    Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of North Carolina Licensing Candidate Handbook by clicking on the Student Handbook button above.

  5. Submit fingerprints
    • All first-time individual resident producer and adjuster applicants must be fingerprinted in order to become licensed
    • After completing the electronic NIPR application, you will be emailed a link that allows you to print the Fingerprint Submission Packet-Releases Form. Call your local law enforcement to obtain a schedule of the days/hours for fingerprinting services; confirm that the office will do Livescan fingerprints for non-criminal reasons.
    • Upon your fingerprinting appointment you must take with you the Fingerprint Submission Packet-Releases Form. Be sure to include the cover page and complete pages 1 and 3 of the packet before this appointment. You must bring a photo ID. You must have the law enforcement person sign page 2 of the packet. There may be a fee associated with this service.
    • Upon completion of this crucial step, send the completed form pages 1 through 3 to the North Carolina Licensing Office at Pearson VUE via: 1) fax at 888-959-3010, 2) scan the documents and send via email to [email protected], or 3) Mail to: NCDOI/Pearson VUE, P.O. Box 14209, Raleigh, NC 27620.
    • Your fingerprints will be sent electronically to the SBI for the state and national criminal check. The SBI will send a hard copy of the criminal record check to the North Carolina Licensing Office at Pearson VUE.

  6. Print license
    • Once you have successfully passed all the insurance licensing exams you have applied for through NIPR, you will receive a congratulatory email with instructions on printing your license(s). Wait 48-72 hour after receiving the email notification that your application has been processed.

What are the WebCE North Carolina Insurance Exam Prep course requirements?

  • Per North Carolina 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 not allowed to give access to the final exam until the student's time in the course equals the number of approved credit hours for the course. Online course providers are not permitted to allow printing of course lesson material..
  • Students should pass the closed-book final exam with a score of 70% or higher.
  • 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina Insurance Exam Prep course completions?

WebCE does not report exam prep course completions as the North Carolina Division of Insurance does not require course completions to be reported.

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

PDF certificates of completion, also called Exam Admission Tickets, will be available to download upon completion of the pre-license course. An Exam Admission ticket is valid for only ninety (90) days from the date of course completion, or a maximum of five (5) examination attempts, whichever occurs first. Applicants who do not pass the examination within ninety (90) days of the date of course completion, or within five (5) examination attempts over the ninety (90) day period, shall again complete a Prelicensing education course to be eligible to retake the examination.

Note: You must enter the date of your scheduled license examination (determined after you contact PearsonVUE, the exam provider) and sign the Exam Admission Ticket. You are required to bring the completed Exam Admission Ticket to the test site on the day of your license exam.

What is the process to transfer an insurance license to North Carolina?

New residents who still hold an active license in their previous home state will not be required to complete pre-license education or take the license examination as long as:
  • The application is received within 90 days of their former home state license being canceled
  • The license being applied for is the same line of authority as in the previous state.
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Submit fingerprints within 30 days of applying for a license. Fingerprint/Criminal Background Packet

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

Nonresident license candidates may obtain a North Carolina agent license, without having to complete the Prelicense education requirement or take a license examination, as long as they are currently licensed as a resident and in good standing in their home state.

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Are there any North Carolina insurance product specific training requirements?

Who to contact for additional questions

North Carolina Division of Insurance

  • Phone: (919) -807-6800
  • Website: www.ncdoi.com
  • Mail: 1204 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-12047

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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 1/3/2023