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Pennsylvania Life and Health Pre-licensing

$204.00
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Pennsylvania Life Pre-licensing

$204.00
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Pennsylvania Health Pre-licensing

$204.00
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Pennsylvania Property and Casualty Pre-licensing

$204.00
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Pennsylvania Casualty Pre-licensing

$204.00
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Pennsylvania Property Pre-licensing

$204.00

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Pennsylvania State Insurance Licensing Requirements

HOW TO OBTAIN A PENNSYLVANIA INSURANCE PRODUCER LICENSE

Complete the prelicensing course.

  • Life Only – 24 hours
  • Accident & Health Only – 24 hours
  • Life, Accident and Health – 24 hours
  • Casualty Insurance – 24 hours
  • Property Insurance – 24 hours
  • Property and Casualty – 24 hours
  • Personal lines – 24 hours

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.

Certificate Information:

To be eligible for a Certificate of completion, you must follow several steps:

  • Completion of the course including final exam with a minimum score of 70%.
  • Submit an electronic affidavit acknowledging you were actively engaged in one hundred percent of the course and your participation during the periods of perceived inactivity.
  • Upon completion of your Pre-licensing Affidavit, and submission to our compliance department, you will receive an email notifying you that you course completion certification is available to be printed directly from your student dashboard.
  • Download and Print certificate through the “Transcript” tile on the user dashboard.
  • Certificates are valid for 1 year.
  • Course completion rosters will be reported to the SIRCON within two (2) business days.
  • Education providers are required to collect and report the SSN.
  • Roster fee: $5.00 which is collected during enrollment.

Schedule the Pennsylvania State examination.

  • Registration must be completed online on PSI website: https://home.psiexams.com/#/home
  • Single line exam fee – $43
  • Combination exam fee – $53
  • Spanish exams are available.

Online proctored exams:

  • You must check the compatibility of your computer before registering for the exam. https://syscheck.bridge.psiexams.com
  • If your computer is not compatible with the online software, you will need to schedule your examination at PSI test center.

Limitation on repeat examinations:

  • There are no limitations on retaking the exam.
  • You must pass that state exam within the eligibility period of 1 year otherwise you must retake the prelicensing course.

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 have the following items:
    • A valid government issued photo id bearing your signature.
    • Certificate of completion – An electronic version or hard copy will be accepted.

Apply for license

  • After passing the examination use the kiosk at the PSI test site to complete your license application online through NIPR www.nipr.com or SIRCON www.sircon.com/pennsylvania
  • Application fee $55.00
  • If you answer “Yes” to a background question on the application, submit your written statement accompanied by corresponding court documents (printouts from a court’s web site are not acceptable) as part of your NIPR electronic license application using the Attachments Warehouse
  • If you need to submit other additional documents as part of your NIPR electronic license application, use the Attachments Warehouse

Submit your Fingertips

  • The state of Pennsylvania requires fingerprinting.
  • Fingerprints must be done at an IdentoGO enrollment center. Register online at https://www.uenroll.identogo.com or by phone 844-321-2101
  • Fingerprint Fee: $23.85
  • Individuals should not register for a fingerprinting appointment and submit their fingerprints until after they have passed any examination requirements and applied for licensure.

PSI Exam Outlines

DESCRIPTION Question Count % of Exam Questions
Life Health L&H Life Health L&H
Life Insurance
Licensing and Regulation 14 13 31 14% 13% 21%
General Insurance Concepts 10 10 11 10% 10% 7%
Life Insurance Basics 20 0 11 20% 0% 7%
Types of Life Insurance Policies 17 0 12 17% 0% 8%
Life Insurance Policy Provisions, Options and Riders 22 0 20 22% 0% 13%
Annuities 12 0 13 12% 0% 9%
Federal Tax Considerations for Life Insurance 5 0 0 5% 0% 0%
Health Insurance
Health and Accident Insurance Basics 0 10 11 0% 10% 7%
Individual Accident and Health Policy Provisions 0 13 10 0% 13% 7%
Disability Income and Related Insurance 0 10 6 0% 10% 4%
Medical Plans 0 14 6 0% 14% 4%
Group Health Insurance 0 9 5 0% 9% 3%
Dental Insurance 0 2 1 0% 2% 1%
Health Insurance for Senior Citizens and Special Needs Indv. 0 14 10 0% 14% 7%
Federal Tax Considerations for Health Insurance 0 5 3 0% 5% 2%
Total for all parts
Total Scored Questions on Exam 100 100 150 100% 100% 100%
Maximum Time allowed to complete exam in minutes 120 120 170 120 120 150
Passing Score 70 70 70 70 70 70
DESCRIPTION Question Count % of Exam Questions
Casualty Property P&C Casualty Property P&C
Casualty Insurance .
Insurance Regulation 23 21 30 23% 21% 20%
General Insurance 13 11 12 13% 11% 8%
Casualty Insurance Basics 22 0 11 22% 0% 7%
Personal Automobile Policy 6 0 15 6% 0% 10%
Commercial Automobile Policy 5 0 7 5% 0% 5%
Commercial General Liability 8 0 11 8% 0% 7%
Commercial Crime 3 0 3 3% 0% 2%
Businessowners Policy 8 0 5 8% 0% 3%
Workers Compensation 8 0 7 8% 0% 5%
Other Types of Casualty Insurance 4 0 6 4% 0% 4%
Property Insurance
Property Insurance Basics 0 22 11 0% 22% 7%
Dwelling Policy 0 7 6 0% 7% 4%
Homeowners Policy 0 16 10 0% 16% 7%
Commercial Property Policy 0 11 10 0% 11% 7%
Businessowners Policy 0 8 0 0% 8% 0%
Other Coverages and Options 0 4 6 0% 4% 4%
Total for all parts
Total Scored Questions on Exam 100 100 150 100% 100% 100%
Maximum Time allowed to complete exam in minutes 120 120 170 105 105 150
Passing Score 70 70 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
5. Submit Fingerprints

Governing Agency

Name: Pennsylvania Insurance Department Bureau of Licensing and Enforcement
Phone: 717-787-3840
Fax: 717-787-8553
Website: https://www.insurance.pa.gov
Address: 1209 Strawberry Square Harrisburg, PA 17120

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.

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