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Connecticut Updates:

10/1/21:  Effective 10/1/2021, prelicensing course hours will change from 40 hours per line of authority to 20 hours per line of authority.
8/11/21:  The state of Connecticut announces that Pearson VUE will be the new vendor for prelicensing exams and CE services starting September 1, 2021, which includes online proctored exams.

Connecticut Insurance Department  (860) 297-3845

Testing Provider (Pearson VUE) (866) 407-2057

1. Complete a Prelicensing Course with Exam FX

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

To satisfy the requirements for your course, you will need to pass a Certification Exam.  The Certification Exam is not monitored.  After passing the Certification Exam with a 70% or greater, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. 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. Connecticut requires you to present your Certificate of Completion at your licensing exam. Use manager discount email to take advantage of special rates for your prelicensing course. Start your licensing course here.

2. Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

Licensing exams are provided by Pearson VUE.  Candidates have the option to take their exams online or at a physical Pearson VUE testing location.  Exam fees must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, or voucher. You can make an exam reservation through the following methods:

·       Online:  Make an online reservation at at least 24 hours before the desired exam date

·       Phone: (866) 407-2057

o   Before you call, you must have the following:

-Legal name, address, Social Security number, daytime phone number, and date of birth

-Name of the examination(s)

-Preferred  exam date and test center location

-A failing score report (if retaking an examination)

What to Bring

·       Your Certificate of Completion from a completed prelicensing course of study

·       Two (2) forms of current signature identification.  The primary identification must be government-issued and photo-bearing with a signature, and the secondary identification must contain a valid signature. The name on the identification must exactly match the name on the registration. Identification must be in English.

o   Primary ID (photograph and signature, not expired)

-Government-issued Driver’s License

-U.S. Dept of State Driver's License

-U.S. Learner's Permit (plastic card only with photo and signature)

-National/State/Country identification card


-Passport cards

-Military ID

-Military ID for spouses and dependents

-Alien Registration Card (Green Card, Permanent Resident Visa)

o   Secondary ID (signature, not expired)

-U.S. Social Security card

-Debit (ATM) Card or Credit Cart

-Any form of ID on the Primary ID list

Exam Procedures

·       Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to verify identification and be photographed.

·       No personal items are allowed in the testing room such as cell phones, watches, wallets, or purses.

Exam Format

·       Each major line 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 the candidate's educational materials and do not affect your final score.

·       The passing score required on each exam is 70%.

·       Candidates who pass all parts of the examination will receive a score report that reads “pass;” no numeric score will be reported. The score report will also include information on how to apply for a license.

·       Candidates who do not pass can schedule a re-examination after 24 hours

3. Apply for License

After passing the exam, apply for your license by completing an application at  Select Apply for a License.  For more information go to





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