License Requirements


How to Get a Wisconsin Insurance License

How to Get a Wisconsin Insurance License

COVID-19 Updates

10/22/20:  WI provides trouble-shooting tips for candidates testing with PSI.
6/24/20:  Exam scheduling with PSI is now available for exams on 7/1/20 and after including remote proctored exams.  Take a look into PSI's exam scheduling and Remote Testing Technology.
6/01/20:  PSI becomes the new testing vendor in Wisconsin beginning 7/1/20.  Exam scheduling will be available on 6/24/20 for appointments 7/1/20 and after.  Remote proctoring will be available through PSI as well.
6/01/20:  Prometric opens testing at full capacity in Wisconsin.
5/01/20:  Prometric testing is available in a limited capacity due to social distancing precautions and varies by location.
4/17/20:  Wisconsin will have the option for candidates to take remotely proctored exams called ProProctor.  Please be aware that there is currently an influx of candidates and capacity will be limited in the near future.  Prometric is in the process of onboarding new proctors and ramping up testing capacity as quickly as possible. 

 

State of Wisconsin Office of the Insurance Commissioner

Testing Provider (PSI)

(608) 266-8699

(888) 818-5805

 

A.D. Banker Provider #: 10015135

1. Complete a Prelicensing Course

If you would like to sell insurance in Wisconsin, you must complete an approved line of prelicensing education and pass the state licensing exam. Insurance prelicensing courses are provided 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. 

To satisfy the requirements for your course, you will need to pass a Certification Exam.  The Certification Exam must be monitored by a disinterested third party (someone who is not a friend, family member, or financial connection to you).  After passing the Certification Exam with a 70% or greater, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and A.D. Banker & Company will report your course completion to the state. Prelicensing education is valid for one year from the date of completion; you will need to take and pass your state exam within this timeframe.

** Due to COVID-19, the WI OCI is waiving the monitor/proctor requirement until the health emergency has been lifted.  Students must complete a Personal Attestation Form after completing the course and return it to A.D. Banker before credit can be reported to the state.

 

Line

Hours

Life

20

Accident & Health

20

Property

20

Casualty

20

Personal Lines

20

Navigators

16

2. Get Fingerprinted

You may make a fingerprinting appointment with Fieldprint at www.fieldprintwisconsin.com. At the time of registration, you will need to enter the Fieldprint code (not case sensitive): FPWIOCIInsurance.

3. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

An exam fee must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher or electronic check. You can make a reservation through the following methods:

What to Bring

Two forms of current signature identification:

  • A primary ID (photograph and signature, not expired) such as a Driver’s License or Passport
  • A secondary ID (signature, not expired) such as a Debit or Credit card

You will be required to supply a copy of your Certificate of Completion in order to be admitted to the exam.

Exam Procedures

  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to sign in and verify identification.
  • No talking or any other form of communication among candidates is permitted in the exam area.
  • Children, cell phones, calculators, pagers, cameras, programmable electronic devices and recording devices of any kind are NOT allowed.
  • No smoking, eating, or drinking will be allowed at the exam site.
  • Dictionaries, books, papers, or study and reference materials are NOT permitted.
  • You may not exit the building during the exam.
  • Copying or communicating exam content is a violation of PSI security policy. Either may result in the disqualification of exam results and lead to legal action and prosecution.

PSI exam sites have additional procedures:

  • You will have your picture taken prior to admittance into the exam.
  • You may not wear a jacket, coat or any type of hooded clothing into the exam room. Sweaters that do not have pockets are allowed.
  • You may not bring a purse or backpack into the exam room.
  • You will be asked to put these items in your vehicle. PSI only provides accordion type folders for any items. These folders are left in the lobby and PSI is not responsible for the security of those items.
  • You may not wear a wristwatch into the exam room and you will be asked to empty your pockets.

Exam Format

  • Each exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • Each exam contains “pretest” questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Pretest 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, you will receive a score report marked “pass or fail”.
  • Candidates who do not pass can schedule an exam the next day.

Wisconsin Exam Information

Exam Code

Exam Name

Exam Time

Total Questions

22-01

Life, General and State Specific

2 hrs

100

22-02

Life State Specific 1 hr 35

22-03

Accident and Health General and State Specific

2 hrs

100

22-04

Accident and Health State Specific

1 hrs

35

22-05

Property General and State Specific

2 hrs

100

22-06

Property State Specific

1 hr

35

22-07

Casualty General and State Specific

2 hrs

100

22-08

Casualty State Specific

1 hrs

35

22-09 Personal Lines General and State Specific 2 hrs 100
22-10 Personal Lines State Specific 1 hr 35
22-14 WI - Navigator 1 hr 35

 

4. Apply for a License

After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application at http://www.nipr.com.  You must wait up to 48-72 hours after passsing the examination before submitting the electronic application.

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.