License Requirements

How to Get a Virginia Insurance License

How to Get a Virginia Insurance License

Virginia Bureau of Insurance

Testing Provider (Prometric)

(804) 371-9631

(866) 891-6396

1. Complete a Prelicensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance in Virginia, you must pass a licensing exam. To prepare for the licensing exam, you should take an insurance course. Insurance prelicensing courses are offered by A.D. Banker & Company in many different formats: classroom, web classes, online courses, or self-study. All courses are cross-referenced with the exam content outline.

2. Get Fingerprinted

Beginning January 1, 2021, the Bureau requires all individuals applying for a resident insurance license to be fingerprinted.  Fingerprinting must be done at a Fieldprint site, using “live scan” technology, which digitally captures and transmits the fingerprints to the Virginia State Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Schedule an appointment and pay to be fingerprinted at a FieldPrint location

FieldPrint Code: FPVABOICHRR

3. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

Licensing exams are provided by Prometric. Candidates have the option to register to take their exam online or at a physical location.  Exam fees may be paid with a MasterCard, Visa, money order, company check or cashier's check.  Personal checks are not accepted.

  • Online:
  • Phone: (866) 891-6396
  • Fax/Mail:  Registration via fax or mail is a two-step process:
    1. Submit the registration form along with payment to: 

      ATTN: VA Insurance Exam Registration
      7941 Corporate Drive
      Nottingham, MD 21236
      Fax: (800) 347-9242

    2. Call (800) 853-5448 after the registration has been processed to schedule your exam.

What to Bring

Two forms of current ID.  The primary ID must be valid, non-expired, government issued that bears both your photograph and signature such as your:

  • Driver’s License
  • US Passport
  • State-issued identification card
  • Military identification

The secondary ID must contain a valid signature.

If you do not bring proper identification to the Test Center, you cannot test and you will forfeit your exam fee.

Exam Procedures

  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to verify identification and be photographed.
  • All testing sessions are video and audio recorded.
  • No personal items are allowed in the testing room such as cell phones, watches, wallets, or purses.  You will be provided access to a locer for personal items.

Exam Format

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • Each exam contains “experimental” questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Experimental questions may not be covered in your educational materials and do not affect your final score!
  • The passing score required on each exam is 70%.
  • When you complete the exam, your score will be displayed on the screen and you will receive a printed score report. The score report will include whether you passed or failed, the overall percentage score, and percentage correct for each of the major sections of the exam.
  • Prometric notifies the Department of Insurance your exam results within 2 business days.
  • Candidates who do not pass must wait 24 hours before scheduling for re-examination.  After the third time of failing the exam, Virginia law requires a 30-calendar day waiting period before retaking the exam.

Virginia Exam Information

Exam Series

Exam Name

Exam Time

Total Questions


VA Life, Annuities & Health Exam

2 hrs 30 min



VA Property & Casualty Exam

2 hrs 30 min



VA Life, Annuities Exam

2 hrs



VA Health Exam

2 hrs



VA Personal Lines Exam

2 hrs


4. Apply for a License

After passing the exam, complete and submit your license application electronically, and pay all required nonrefundable fees with a credit card. You can apply at Sircon or NIPR.  Your application and fees will be electronically forwarded to the Department. After review and approval, you will be able to print your license from Sircon or NIPR.


A.D. Banker Prelicensing Course Free Trial

A.D. Banker & Company provides licensing information as a courtesy to our students. While reasonable attempts have been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, licensees are ultimately responsible for ensuring that they are in compliance with the requirements set forth by their state licensing entity. A.D. Banker & Company offers no guarantee of the accuracy of this information and will not be held liable in case of noncompliance with the license requirements.