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Life and Health

Life and Health

C

Property and Casualty

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Best Value

Premier
Life and Health

The ultimate package including everything you need to pass the first time or your money back. Ideal for those looking to maximize their studying with various learning formats.

$299
XCEL’s 3-Part Training Program
Pre-licensing Course:

An online self-study course that provides the foundational information and satisfies any applicable state requirements

Prep Review Course:

Scales down content to focus solely on the most important material with weighted chapters identical to the state exam

Exam Simulators:
Three exam simulators are unlocked after completing the prior exam and each is weighted identically to the state examination
Extended Access:
Get 30-day access to pre-licensing course & then unlock 30 days of access for prep review course and exam simulators
Online Flashcards

Over 800+ flashcards to test your knowledge of fundamental terms & help reinforce key topics

Recorded Exam Review Class

Play and pause a recorded version of our 1-day Exam Review class to review critical concepts you must master before taking your exam

Prepared to Pass Promise

We're so confident in our ability to prepare you to pass your exam on the first try that we will refund you if you purchase our Premier Package and follow our 3-step process. Click here for terms.

Printable Review Notes
Study Calendar
24/7 Interactive Online Learning Access
Study anywhere, anytime, on any device

Standard
Life and Health

A solid foundation to prepare to pass your pre-licensing exam without all the extras. Ideal for those who are self-motivated and will prioritize learning on their own.
$199
XCEL’s 3-Part Training Program
Pre-licensing Course:

An online self-study course that provides the foundational information and satisfies any applicable state requirements

Prep Review Course:

Scales down content to focus solely on the most important material with weighted chapters identical to the state exam

Exam Simulators:
Three exam simulators are unlocked after completing the prior exam and each is weighted identically to the state examination
Extended Access:
Get 30-day access to pre-licensing course & then unlock 30 days of access for prep review course and exam simulators

Printable Review Notes
Study Calendar
24/7 Interactive Online Learning Access
Study anywhere, anytime, on any device

District of Columbia Health Pre-licensing

$199

District of Columbia Life Pre-licensing

$199

Life and Health

C

Property and Casualty

C

Best Value

Premier
Property and Casualty

The ultimate package including everything you need to pass the first time or your money back. Ideal for those looking to maximize their studying with various learning formats.

$299
XCEL’s 3-Part Training Program
Pre-licensing Course:

An online self-study course that provides the foundational information and satisfies any applicable state requirements

Prep Review Course:

Scales down content to focus solely on the most important material with weighted chapters identical to the state exam

Exam Simulators:
Three exam simulators are unlocked after completing the prior exam and each is weighted identically to the state examination
Extended Access:
Get 30-day access to pre-licensing course & then unlock 30 days of access for prep review course and exam simulators
Online Flashcards

Over 800+ flashcards to test your knowledge of fundamental terms & help reinforce key topics

Recorded Exam Review Class

Play and pause a recorded version of our 1-day Exam Review class to review critical concepts you must master before taking your exam

Prepared to Pass Promise

We're so confident in our ability to prepare you to pass your exam on the first try that we will refund you if you purchase our Premier Package and follow our 3-step process. Click here for terms.

Printable Review Notes
Study Calendar
24/7 Interactive Online Learning Access
Study anywhere, anytime, on any device

Standard
Property and Casualty

A solid foundation to prepare to pass your pre-licensing exam without all the extras. Ideal for those who are self-motivated and will prioritize learning on their own.
$199
XCEL’s 3-Part Training Program
Pre-licensing Course:

An online self-study course that provides the foundational information and satisfies any applicable state requirements

Prep Review Course:

Scales down content to focus solely on the most important material with weighted chapters identical to the state exam

Exam Simulators:
Three exam simulators are unlocked after completing the prior exam and each is weighted identically to the state examination
Extended Access:
Get 30-day access to pre-licensing course & then unlock 30 days of access for prep review course and exam simulators

Printable Review Notes
Study Calendar
24/7 Interactive Online Learning Access
Study anywhere, anytime, on any device

District of Columbia State Insurance Licensing Requirements

HOW TO OBTAIN A DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA INSURANCE PRODUCER LICENSE

Complete the prelicensing course.

    • Life Only
    • Accident and Health
    • Casualty
    • Property

Course requirements:

  • This is a forced progression (locked) state that requires the student to review each lesson and pass each of the chapter quiz before moving onto the next section/chapter.
  • Assessments on key topics throughout the course and must be successfully passed with a minimum score of 70% before moving onto the next chapter.

Schedule the District of Columbia State examination.

Limitation on repeat examinations:

  • There are no limits on exam retakes.

Pass your state exam

  • Take advantage of the cram courses (Prep Review and Exam Simulator) within your prelicensing course during the waiting period.
    • Prep Review Course: This part of the training features content “boiled down to the essence” of the state exam. Chapters have only a few pages of material, but the content must be mastered to pass. Instructionally designed to teach individuals how to pass, most study effort should be invested here. Chapter exams are substantially larger (50+ questions), providing exposure to the types of questions seen on the state exam.
    • Exam Simulator: These special exams are designed to gauge content retention levels. Important: Only take the Exam Simulators after the Prep Review Course has been successfully completed. It ensures these questions will be “fresh in the mind”.
  • On the day of testing, you must present two forms of identification bearing your signature, one of which must be a valid government issued photo id.
  • Candidates must bring a copy of a marriage certificate or divorce decree (if the candidate’s name has legally changed from that shown on his/her identification)

Schedule your Fingerprint appointment

  • Register online for background check through Fieldprint: https://schedule.fieldprint.com/User/SignIn
  • Fingerprint Fee: $31.50
  • Contact the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking at (202) 727-8000 for questions.

Apply for license

  • Apply for your license online through NIPR website www.nipr.com
  • Application fee $100 plus processing fee
  • If you answer “Yes” to a background question on the application, please submit supporting documents electronically via NIPR’s Attachments Warehouse. The documents may also be submitted to the state via mail, email, or fax. All other required documentation must be forwarded directly to the state.
  • NIPR verifies exams prior to allowing submission of an application.

Exam Outlines

DESCRIPTION Question Count % of Exam Questions
Life Health Life Health
Life Insurance
Types of Policies and Features 12 0 15% 0%
Policy Riders, Provisions, Options, and Exclusions 18 0 23% 0%
Completing the Application, Underwriting, and Delivering the Policies 12 0 15% 0%
Taxes, Retirement, and Other Insurance Concepts 8 0 10% 0%
Health Insurance
Types of Policies 0 14 0% 19%
Policy Provisions, Clauses, and Riders 0 20 0% 27%
Social Insurance 0 3 0% 4%
Other Insurance Concepts 0 4 0% 5%
Field Underwriting Procedures 0 9 0% 12%
DC Laws and Rules
DC Statutes, Rules and Regulations Common to All Lines 20 20 25% 27%
DC Statutes, Rules and Regulations Pertinent to Life Insurance 10 0 13% 0%
DC Statutes, Rules and Regulations Pertinent to Sickness and Accident Insurance 0 5 0% 7%
Total for all parts
Total Scored Questions on Exam 80 75 100% 100%
Maximum Time allowed to complete exam in minutes 120 120 120 120
Passing Score 70 70 70 70
DESCRIPTION Question Count % of Exam

Questions

Casualty Property Casualty Property
Casualty Insurance
Types of Policies, Bonds, and Related Terms 25 0 31% 0%
Insurance Terms and Related Concepts 14 0 18% 0%
Policy Provisions 11 0 14% 0%
Property Insurance
Types of Property Policies 0 25 0% 33%
Insurance Terms and Related Concepts 0 14 0% 19%
Policy Provisions and Contract Law 0 11 0% 15%
DC Laws and Rules
DC Statutes, Rules, and Regulations Common to All Lines 20 20 25% 27%
DC Statutes, Rules and Regulations Common to Property and Casualty Insurance 3 3 4% 4%
DC Statutes, Rules and Regulations Pertinent to Casualty Insurance 7 0 9% 0%
DC Statutes, Rules and Regulations Pertinent to Property Insurance 0 2 0% 3%
Total for all parts
Total Scored Questions on Exam 80 75 100% 100%
Maximum Time allowed to complete exam in minutes 120 120 120 120
Passing Score 70 70 70 70

Producer Licensing Checklist:

Task: Date Completed
1. Complete prelicensing course
2. Register for exam
3. Pass exam
4. Apply for license

Governing Agency

Name: Government of the District of Columbia Department of Insurance
Phone: 202-727-8000
Website: https://disb.dc.gov/
Address: 1050 First Street, NE, Suite 801 Washington, DC 20002

Working as an Insurance Agent

Property and Casualty Insurance Agents

What can you expect working as an agent? Property and casualty insurance agents work with clients to help secure policies that protect people and businesses from financial loss.

For individuals many of these events include automobile accidents, fire, theft. For businesses these events can include the same as individuals but can also include workers’ compensation claims, product liability claims, or medical malpractice claims.

Life Insurance Agents

What can you expect from working as an Insurance agent? Life insurance agents work with clients to help secure policies that pay beneficiaries when a policyholder passes away. Life insurance agents also can help people prepare for retirement by offering certain types of annuities.

Health and long-term care insurance agents work with clients to help secure policies that cover the costs of medical care and assisted-living services. They also can help clients secure dental insurance and disability insurance.

Why Students Choose XCEL

XCEL is the nation’s online insurance education industry leader. We provide you with all the tools and study material you will need to pass the state exam the first time. We understand how people learn and incorporate every detail of our knowledge to help you succeed.

Wide Variety
of Study Options

Our programs offer E-books, videos, simulated state exams, flashcards, review notes, and the best instructor support in the industry.

Proven
System

XCEL offers a unique three-step training program instructionally designed to prepare you to pass the first time.

Pass
Rates

XCEL is the nation’s most trusted provider of test-prep solutions for insurance industry licensing exams. Our courses are built around questions similar to those seen on the exams.

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