West Virginia Insurance License Classes Online

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West Virginia Life and Health Pre-licensing

$199.00
Online Course

West Virginia Life Pre-licensing

$199.00
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West Virginia Health Pre-licensing

$199.00
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West Virginia Property and Casualty Pre-licensing

$199.00
Online Course

West Virginia Casualty Pre-licensing

$199.00
Online Course

West Virginia Property Pre-licensing

$199.00

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West Virginia State Insurance Licensing Requirements

HOW TO OBTAIN A WEST VIRGINIA INSURANCE PRODUCER LICENSE

Complete the prelicensing course.

  • Life Only – 20 hours
  • Accident and Health – 20 hours
  • Life, Accident and Health – 40 hours
  • Casualty Insurance – 20 hours
  • Property Insurance – 20 hours
  • Property and Casualty – 40 hours
  • Personal lines – 20 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.

Final Examination:

  • The final examination must be monitored by a proctor. A proctor is defined as, “a disinterested third party with no conflict of interest who verifies the student’s identity and processes an affidavit testifying that the student has received no outside assistance with the course or examination.”
  • The final examination will be unlocked when the proctor confirms your identity via electronic means.
  • Your will not be able to review the course content once the final examination has begun.
  • The final examination must be completed with a score of at least 70% before the certificate is issued.
  • When the final examination is completed, you and the proctor will be required to complete the affidavit.

Certificate Information:

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

  • Completion of the course and Final Exam with a minimum score of 70%
  • Download and Print certificate through the “Transcript” tile on the user dashboard.
  • Certificates are valid for 4 months.

**PLEASE NOTE: The certificate expiry date has been extended from four months to six months until further notice due to COVID-19.

Schedule the West Virginia State examination.

  • Registration must be completed online on Pearson Vue website: www.pearsonvue.com/wv/insurance
  • Single line exam fee: $86
  • Combination exam fee: $86 (Property and Casualty exam only)

Limitation on repeat examinations:

  • There are no limitations on retaking the exam.

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.
  • Valid certificate of completion

Submit Fingerprints

  • The state of West Virginia requires fingerprinting.
  • Schedule an appointment online though Identgo www.identgo.com
  • Obtain a receipt from the center containing the 12-digit TCN number specific to your fingerprints. (Required for the license application)
  • Fingerprint Fee: $45.75

Apply for license

  • Submit license application electronically through NIPR www.nipr.com
  • Include the TCN 12-digit number
  • Application fee – $50
  • Valid for 60 days
  • NIPR does not verify 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% 18%
Policy Provisions, Clauses, and Riders 0 20 0% 25%
Social Insurance 0 3 0% 4%
Other Insurance Concepts 0 4 0% 5%
Field Underwriting Procedures 0 9 0% 11%
West Virginia Laws and Rules
West Virginia Statutes, Rules and Regulations Common to Life, Accident and Sickness Insurance 21 21 27% 26%
West Virginia Statutes, Rules and Regulations Pertinent to Life Insurance 7 0 9% 0%
West Virginia Statutes, Rules and Regulations Pertinent to Sickness and Accident Insurance 0 9 0% 11%
Total for all parts
Total Scored Questions on Exam 78 80
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 P&C Casualty Property P&C
Casualty Insurance
Types of Policies, Bonds, and Related Terms 25 0 25 31% 0% 18%
Insurance Terms and Related Concepts 14 0 14 18% 0% 10%
Policy Provisions 11 0 11 14% 0% 8%
Property Insurance
Types of Property Policies 0 25 25 0% 31% 18%
Insurance Terms and Related Concepts 0 14 14 0% 18% 10%
Policy Provisions and Contract Law 0 11 11 0% 14% 8%
West Virginia Laws and Rules
West Virginia Laws and Rules Pertinent to Casualty Insurance 30 0 0 38% 0% 0%
West Virginia Laws and Rules Pertinent to Property Insurance 0 30 0 0% 38% 0%
West Virginia Laws and Rules Pertinent to Property and

Casualty Insurance

0 0 40 0% 0% 29%
Total for all parts
Total Scored Questions on Exam 80 80 140
Maximum Time allowed to complete exam in minutes 120 120 210 120 120 120
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. Schedule appointment and get Fingerprinted
5. Apply for License

Governing Agency

Name: State of West Virginia Office of the Insurance Commissioner Licensing and Education
Phone: 855-766-7746
Website: https://www.wvinsurance.gov/
Address: PO Box 50541 Charleston, WV 25305-0541

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.

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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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