NC Prelicensing Self-Study Courses
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NC PRELICENSING SELF-STUDY COURSES

Producer

Our prelicensing Self-Study Producer courses are combined, i.e., Life and Health, Property and Casualty, Medicare Supplement/Long Term Care.

Our courses include a Life/Health, Property/Casualty, or Medicare Supplement/Long Term textbook, NC law supplement, online study by topic and unlimited practice exams, NC Insurance Licensing Examination Candidate Guide, the initial prelicensing exams, grading and certification.

Upon passing the prelicensing exams, you will receive an Admission ticket(s) that you must take with you to the state testing center along with proper identification. A state exam is required for each license type you wish to obtain. The state exam fee is $46.00 per exam.

Adjuster

There is no prelicensing requirement for those wishing to obtain an Adjuster's license; however, the NC Department of Insurance strongly recommends you prepare yourself to pass the state exam.

Our prelicensing Self-Study Adjuster course includes a textbook, online study by topic and unlimited practice exams specifically designed for those wishing to become an Adjuster, and the NC Insurance Licensing Examination Candidate Guide.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Courses can be ordered on our website. Simply click on the "To purchase..." link at the top of this page and follow the prompts.

  1. COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM. Choose the type license you wish to obtain and select whether you wish to pick up, or us mail the materials. Submit the registration form to us with payment. Personal checks are held five (5) business days from the day of deposit. We will send email confirmation.

    The cost is $245.00 per course and includes a textbook, online Study by Topic and unlimited practice exams, NC Insurance Licensing Examination Candidate Guide, the prelicensing exams, grading and certification.

  2. OBTAIN YOUR MATERIALS. You can meet with us to pick up your materials; OR you may request materials be mailed. (Materials are mailed media rate at no additional charge.) Because of the nature of our materials, no refunds, credits or exchanges can be given once the materials have been picked up or mailed from our office.

    Upon receipt of the materials, contact us to go over the materials, licensing procedures and for suggested study tips.

    If you wish to pick up the materials, distribution of materials is the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month beginning at 10:30a.m. at DeVry University, 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273. Pre-registration or advanced notice is required.

    Tuition paid at the door must be made in the form of a company, certified, cashier's check or money order payable to Carolina Insurance School. Cash will be accepted but correct amount please. No personal checks will be accepted the day of distribution of materials.

  3. STUDY! When you are comfortable with the materials, contact us to schedule an appointment to take the prelicensing exams. Pre-registration or advanced notice is required. (Those wishing to obtain a P&C Adjuster’s license are exempt from the prelicensing exams. Proceed to #5.)

  4. TAKE THE PRELICENSING EXAMS. You must meet with us to take the prelicensing exams. The prelicensing exams are given the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 10:00a.m. at DeVry University, 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273. Pre-registration or advanced notice is required.

    Upon passing the prelicensing exams (70%), we will give you the Admission Ticket(s). You may call Pearson VUE and schedule an appointment to take the state exam. The state exam fee is $46.00 per exam.

  5. TAKE THE STATE EXAM. Review the NC Insurance Licensing Examination Candidate Guide, especially "What to Bring" before going to the exam site. Be at the Pearson VUE exam site at least 30 minutes before your scheduled exam time.

Once you have obtained your license(s), the NC Department of Insurance requires continuing education. Feel free to contact us or you may view these requirements and your continuing education compliance period on our website under "Continuing Education - Registration Fees, Co Policies & CE Information".

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

PRODUCER LICENSE

There are six major types of Producer licenses:

  • Life
  • Accident, Health or Sickness
  • Property
  • Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Variable Life and Variable Annuities

The NC Department of Insurance requires those wishing to obtain a Producer's license take and successfully pass a prelicensing course in order to be eligible to take the state exam(s).

All, except the Variable Life and Variable Annuities, require 20 hours of prelicensing. Variable products may be sold under the Life license with an appointment and active registration to sell Securities with FINRA.

Those wishing to obtain a Medicare Supplement/Long Term Care license must hold an Accident, Health or Sickness license, and successfully pass a 10 hour prelicensing course in order to take the state exam. We also offer this course through self-study.

If Disability coverage is part of a Life policy, only a Life license is needed. If Disability is sold as a stand alone policy, an Accident, Health or Sickness license is needed.

FINGERPRINT REQUIREMENT

Candidates applying for a "first time" North Carolina Resident Insurance Producer or a Public Adjuster license are subject to the fingerprint requirement.

Those currently licensed and applying for additional lines of authority or licenses, unless there have been certain lapses in authority, and those applying for a Company/Independent Firm or Self-employed Adjuster's license are exempt from the fingerprint requirement.

LICENSE APPLICATION

The NC Department of Insurance requires all applicants requiring a state exam to make application for the license(s) and pay the applicable fees on the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) website, www.nipr.com before scheduling a state exam.

There is an application fee, license fee, processing fee and if applicable, fingerprint fee. The license application is valid for six (6) months.

For additional prelicensing information, you may contact our office; the Pearson Vue Raleigh office toll free at 866-265-6329 or view the NC Insurance Licensing Examination Candidate Guide on the Pearson Vue website, www.PearsonVue.com.

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