To become a Life and/or Health Agent in North Carolina, you will need to do the following:
When you satisfy the requirements for your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion, which is also called an Examination Admission Ticket and which you will need to take the state exam. Pre-licensing education is valid for 90 days from the date of completion or five state exam attempts (whichever comes first). You will need to take and pass your state exam within this timeframe after completing your pre-licensing course. See below for additional important licensing information.
Before scheduling your state exam appointment, you will need to complete your license application. After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application at http://www.nipr.com. Please be sure to review the Fee Schedule for your license application type(s).
Before scheduling your exam, we recommend that you read the Candidate Handbook for important details. Licensing exams are provided by Pearson Vue. Life exams, Accident and Health or Sickness exams, and Medicare Supplement/Long-Term Care exams each cost $45. When scheduling your exam, be sure to use your legal name and personal information as it appears on your government issued ID.
You can schedule your exam online or over the phone:
Online : https://home.pearsonvue.com/Clients/North-carolina-insurance.aspx
Phone: (800) 274-0668
All individual resident applicants seeking to become licensed must have completed a fingerprint background check. After you submit your license application, you can print the Fingerprint Submission Packet-Releases forms from the NIPR email link. Please be sure to review the Fee Schedule for fingerprinting fees.
Individuals must complete a prelicensing course of study for the lines of authority desired before taking any examination. Applicants are required to pass a final exam of the pre-licensing course with a 70% or higher to receive a certificate of completion and be eligible to take the state exam. The lines of authority requiring a prelicensing course are as follows:
Before making exam reservations, candidates must first submit a license application to NIPR for each line of authority (multiple lines of authority can be submitted on the same application). Prior to application, we recommend that you review the Fee Schedule so you are aware of application and fingerprinting fees.
Once the application is completed, you should receive an email from Pearson Vue with your “reserved” National Producer Number (NPN) and exam information. You cannot make your exam appointment without the information from this email. Information contained in the email authorization will be collected in the examination reservation process. Candidates that do NOT have this information will not be allowed to register for an examination.
Once the pre-licensing course is completed and a certificate is awarded, the certificate will be presented to the American Online Insurance School and we will issue an Examination Admission Ticket. You will need the Examination Admission Ticket and the email from Pearson Vue (reverenced above) to make your exam reservation with Pearson Vue. The state exam must be passed within 90 days of the date on the Examination Admission Ticket or within 5 attempts (whichever occurs first).
You can make an exam reservation through the following methods:
Phone: (800) 274-0668
When scheduling your exam, be sure to use your legal name and personal information as it appears on your government issued ID. The name on the identification must exactly match the name on the registration.
You must bring 2 forms of ID to enter the test. Bring a current form of photo identification with signature (a valid Driver’s License, non-driver ID, passport, military ID, or employee ID card), and a secondary ID. Please see the Candidate Handbook for details about acceptable forms of ID to present at the testing center.
Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
Forms can be sent to the North Carolina Licensing Office of Pearson VUE and of the following ways:
American Online Insurance School provides information as a courtesy to individuals who getting licensed and/or are subject to continuing education (CE) as insurance producers, agents, adjusters and/or brokers. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate and current, neither American Online Insurance School nor its employees warrant or represent that this information is accurate and current. All information is subject to change without notice.
Phone: (800) 274-0668
Pearson VUE North Carolina Insurance
Attn: Regulatory Program
5601 Green Valley Dr. Bloomington, MN 55437
You will need a valid photo ID to get fingerprinted and take the state exam, but it does not have to be a driver license. Select your state in the dropdown below to see your state’s testing requirements.
Yes, you have to be a resident of your state to be issued an insurance license.