Life & Health
How to Get a PA Life & Health Insurance License
Are you interested in becoming an insurance agent? Anyone who “sells, solicits or negotiates contracts of insurance” needs to become licensed.
You must complete 24 hours of pre-licensing education (PLE) to be eligible to take the licensing examination in Pennsylvania.
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You will need to make an appointment to take the state licensing exam. PSI is the exam provider. After you have completed the pre-licensing education requirements, register for the Life & Health insurance examination at https://home.psiexams.com/#/home or call 888-818-5822. You can take the exam in a physical PSI examination center or via a remote, online proctored exam.
- One valid form of government-issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military ID) that contains your name and photo
- Certificate that shows successful completion of the pre-licensing education requirement
Almost immediately after you complete the exam, you’ll receive a Pass or Fail score. If you pass, your score report will include an application for your license, and you can apply for it right there. For that reason, it’s a good idea to bring checks, money orders, or a credit card with you when you take the exam.
After passing the exam, you have the option to apply for your license. If you pass, your score report will include an application for your license, and you can apply for it right there at the exam center. For that reason, it’s a good idea to bring checks, money orders, or a credit card with you when you take the exam. You will need to pay the license application fee of $55.
In Pennsylvania, all new license candidates must be fingerprinted (for both the FBI and state police database access). There is a fingerprinting fee of about $24.
You will still need a fingerprint scan, so you’ll have to register online via the IdentoGO at https://uenroll.identogo.com, or you can call 844-321-2101. You’ll get a registration number you can take with you when you go to the IdentoGO site for fingerprinting.
When registering online an applicant must use the appropriate service code assigned to the Insurance Department, which is 1KG8Q3.
Individuals should not register for a fingerprinting appointment and submit their fingerprints until after they have passed any examination requirements and applied for licensure. Any fingerprint results received without a corresponding license application will be destroyed, and individuals will be required to repay the fingerprinting fee and resubmit their fingerprints at an IdentoGO center.