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state-requirements

Learn what's required to get your Insurance license in New Jersey


State Regulator

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
(609) 292-4337
inslic@dobi.nj.gov 
https://www.state.nj.us/dobi/index.html



Step 1
Complete a Pre-License Training Course

Prior to taking your insurance licensing exam, you are required to complete an approve pre-license training course.

Depending on the line of insurance you want to sell, you will be required to complete a minimum number of course hours:

Lines of Insurance Course Hours
Life 20
Accident & Health 20
Property 20
Casualty 20
Personal Lines 20

Check out ProTraining’s course catalog and take the first step to getting your insurance license now.

Enroll Into Your Course

Once you have successfully completed your pre-license training course on ProTraining, you will receive a certificate of course completion.

Step 2
Book your Licensing Exam

Schedule your exam with the approved testing provider, PSI. To book visit PSI and create an account OR call (800) 733-9267. 

Step 3
Pass your Licensing Exam

Exams will be in multiple-choice format, and will contain “pretest questions,” which are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified.

The topics covered on each exam and number of questions devoted to each topic are listed in the Content Outline document (select New Jersey, then select ‘NJ - Insurance’).

The following table shows the total number of questions on each exam, the seat times, and passing percentages needed for each exam.

Exam Type Total Questions Seat Time (Min) Passing Score (%)
Life 83 3.5 hours 70%
Accident and Health 88 3.5 hours 70%
Property 79 3.5 hours 70%
Casualty 91 3.5 hours 70%

Step 4
Fingerprinting

New Jersey requires that all candidates applying to become an insurance agent go through fingerprinting and consent to a criminal background check. 

Before booking your fingerprint session, you must fill out the New Jersery Universal Fingerprint Form - for details click here

Once you have completed your form, you can schedule your fingerprint session online here. You may also schedule it over the phone by calling (877) 503-5981.

Step 5
Apply for Your License

Apply for your license by visiting NIPR and completing your application.

Step 6
Maintain Your License with Continuing Education

To renew and/or maintain your insurance license, you will be required to complete a minimum number of continuing education (CE) credits. 

Resident insurance producers are required to complete 24 hours of State-approved CE every 2 years. Of the 24 credits, a minimum of 3 hours must be in "ethics" coursework

Check out ProTraining’s course catalog for available CE courses.

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Disclaimer

ProTraining is happy to provide licensing information for candidates looking to obtain their insurance license. While reasonable efforts will be made to ensure this information is up to date and accurate, we recommend that licensees ensure they are compliant with all requirements mandated by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.