10/08/21: Pearson VUE's online exam proctoring program, OnVUE, will go live on 11/16/2021 for Georgia insurance candidates.
11/03/20: On 11/1/20, Pearson VUE became the vendor for the processing of insurance producer licensing applications in Georgia. Beginning 11/16/20, paper applications will no longer be accepted through the mail. Applications and renewals will be done online at Sircon or NIPR.
1. Complete a Prelicensing Course with Exam FX
If you would like to sell insurance in Georgia, 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. 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. Use manager discount email firstname.lastname@example.org 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. An exam fee must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher, or electronic check. You can make an exam reservation through the following methods:
· Online: Make an online reservation at http://www.pearsonvue.com/ga/insurance at least 24 hours before the desired exam date or 5 days in advance if paying by electronic check
· Phone: (800) 274-0488
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 exam
-Preferred exam date and test center location
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 not be required to supply a copy of your Certificate of Completion at the exam.
· Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to verify identification and be photographed for the score report.
· No personal items are allowed in the testing room such as cell phones, watches, wallets, or purses.
· Studying is not allowed in the test center.
· The test administrator will provide you with materials to make notes or calculations. You may not write on these items before the exam begins or remove these items from the testing room.
· You will have the opportunity to take a tutorial that will not reduce the exam time.
· Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
· The exam consists of two parts:
1. The general section deals with basic insurance product knowledge
2. The state section deals with insurance laws, rules, and regulations, and practices that are unique to Georgia
· 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 fail will receive a score report that includes a numeric score, diagnostic, and re-testing information.
· Appointments for re-examination are not made at the testing center. Candidates must wait 24 hours before scheduling a re-examination. Candidates who fail must wait 2 weeks before retesting.
· Candidates who fail the exam 3 times and had taken a prelicensing course through an independent provider will be required to retake a prelicensing course from a different provider prior to retaking the exam.
· Candidates who fail the examination 3 times and had taken a prelicensing course via a virtual classroom will be required to retake an in-classroom prelicensing course prior to retaking the exam.
3. Complete the Citizenship Affidavit
Complete the affidavit, make a copy of the required proof of citizenship document and have the form notarized. This completed affidavit and proof of cititzenship documents should be uploaded when you apply for your license (step 4).
4. Apply for a License
5. Get Fingerprinted
All licensees must be fingerprinted and submit to a background check. Additional information about the fingerprinting requirement may be found on the Georgia Insurance Department website.