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Washington Insurance Exam Prep & Licensing Requirements

Washington Insurance Exam Prep Provider Number: 29777

What are the Insurance Exam Prep education requirements for Washington?

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
  • Property – 20 hours
  • Casualty – 20 hours
  • Personal Lines – 20 hours

How to get an insurance license in Washington

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

  2. Complete required Prelicensing education
    • Applicants must complete 20 hours of PLE for each major line of authority (LOA).
    • 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.

  3. Register and pass state licensing exam
    • Make an exam reservation at or by calling (855) 205-5825.
    • 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.
    • PSI is providing remotely proctored testing for the state of Washington. Student may register to have their licensing exam remotely proctored by visiting the PSI website.
    Before making an exam reservation applicants should thoroughly review the State of Washington Licensing Candidate Handbook by clicking on the Student Handbook button above.

  4. Submit fingerprints
    • All first-time individual resident producer and adjuster applicants must be fingerprinted in order to become licensed
    • You can be electronically fingerprinted at one of PSI sites, during regular testing hours, on the day of your examination. The prints will be forwarded electronically to the appropriate review agencies.
    • Candidates must either schedule their appointment online at or contact MorphoTrust USA™ at (866) 761-8069.

  5. Apply for a License
    • After passing your licensing exam and submitting fingerprints, complete the insurance license application online at
      Important: Candidates have 180 days to apply for their insurance license. After that, the score card is no longer valid and they have to retake the exam.

What are the WebCE Washington Insurance Exam Prep course requirements?

  • Per Washington 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 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 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 Washington 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 Washington Insurance Exam Prep course completions?

Once a month to Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner. It is not required for hours to be processed by the state for a student to register for the state exam.

Does WebCE supply a certificate of completion for Washington 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 one year from date of completion.

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

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 WA insurance license application is received within 90 days of your former home state license being cancelled and the WA license being applied for is the same line of authority as in the previous state. The new resident is also required to apply for a resident producer's license within 90 days of establishing residency in Washington. The license candidates must obtain a Letter of Clearance from their former home state and submit it along with all required application materials.

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

Nonresident license candidates may obtain a Washington producer license, without having to complete the pre-license 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.

Apply online

Are there any Washington insurance product specific training requirements?

Who to contact for additional questions

Washington Office of the Insurance Commissioner


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 3/14/2023