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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 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
    • 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 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

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 Closed-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?

If you hold a resident agent license from another state and move to North Carolina, you may qualify for an exemption from the examination. You must hold a license for the same kinds of insurance in your prior home state. Follow these instructions:
  • Cancel your former home state license within ninety (90) days of the application date for a North Carolina resident license.
  • Apply for resident initial license and pay fees online at Apply online
  • Submit your fingerprints for a criminal background check following the instructions provided in the NIPR email after you submit your application.
  • The Department will confirm the license status in your former home state on the NAIC Producer Database (PDB). If PDB shows your license canceled in good standing within ninety (90) days of the application date, then you are exempt from taking the North Carolina licensing examination. If the NAIC Producer Database (PDB) shows that your license canceled more than ninety (90) days from the application date, then you must obtain an Examination Admission Ticket Prelicensing Education Waiver and take the appropriate North Carolina examination. Contact the North Carolina Licensing Office of Pearson VUE at 866-265-6329.

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

Non-residents who are licensed their resident state can apply for a non-resident license in North Carolina by completing a license application through Non-resident application does not require applicants to complete fingerprints or sit for the state licensing exam, since the license is issued based on reciprocity.

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:
  • Mail: 1201 Mail Service Center Raleigh NC 27699-1201

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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 5/23/2024