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All new agents in Illinois are required to complete certain education to sit for the official state exam. Our courses are accredited and approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

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Required education for all new real estate brokers who want to become licensed

Property Insurance Course Single

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Casualty Insurance Course Single

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Property and Casualty Combined

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What are the requirements to become an insurance agent in Illinois?

To become an insurance agent in Illinois, you must meet certain requirements set by the Illinois Department of Insurance (DOI). Here are the general steps and qualifications:

  1. Pre-Licensing Exam: After completing the pre-licensing education, you must pass the state licensing exam. The exams are administered by a third-party testing provider, and you must register and pay the examination fee. You can find information on the approved testing providers on the DOI’s website.
  2. Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years old.
  3. Pre-Licensing Education: Complete a pre-licensing education course approved by the DOI. The number of hours required varies depending on the type of insurance you wish to sell. For example, a life insurance agent may need to complete 20 hours of coursework, while a property and casualty insurance agent may require 20-40 hours.
  4. Background Check: You will be required to undergo a criminal background check. This involves submitting fingerprints for processing and paying the associated fee.
  5. Education: There are no specific educational requirements to become an insurance agent in Illinois. However, having a high school diploma or equivalent is generally expected.
  6. License Application: Once you pass the pre-licensing exam and complete the background check, you can apply for an insurance license through the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) website or the DOI’s website. You will need to provide personal information, details of your pre-licensing education, exam results, and any other required documentation. There is an application fee that must be paid.
  7. Appointment: After receiving your license, you must be appointed by an insurance company or agency to represent them. The appointment process involves completing an application with the company or agency you wish to represent.

It’s important to note that there may be additional requirements or steps specific to the type of insurance you want to sell (e.g., life insurance, health insurance, property and casualty insurance). It’s recommended to review the Illinois Department of Insurance’s website or contact them directly for the most up-to-date and detailed information regarding licensing requirements and procedures.

Property Insurance

Insurance producers who want to sell policies to home owners or renters need a license as with the Property (or Fire) line of business. The policies covered in this course are HO, DP and other related policies.

Casualty Insurance

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