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Pennsylvania Insurance License Requirements
Office of Market Regulation
Resident Insurance Producer Requirements
In order to qualify as a Pennsylvania resident insurance producer, you must:
Resident insurance producers are required to complete 24 hours of pre-licensing education courses including a minimum of 3 hours of ethics. The primary purpose of pre-licensing education is to provide an overview of the insurance marketplace.
Once you have completed your prelicensing education credits, you will be issued a certificate of completion. You must bring this certificate with you to the testing center or you will not be allowed to test.
Pennsylvania Candidate Handbook provides additional information regarding the examination procedures.
In conjunction with filing your initial application for licensure as an insurance producer, you must submit fingerprints via Live Scan at any of the Pennsylvania Prometric test center locations. Fingerprint samples are required in order to comply with the statutory requirements. The Insurance Department uses this information to receive national criminal history background information from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Test Center Locations - During the electronic application process at the test center, you will also pay the fingerprinting fee ($39) which will enable you to submit your fingerprints before leaving the exam testing center. You must provide a copy of your passing producer exam score and confirmation of payment of all fees in order to be fingerprinted.
Securities License Requirements
Any securities professional associated with a member firm-including partners, officers, directors, branch managers, department supervisors, and salespersons-must register with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The registration application requires information about the individual's prior employment and disciplinary history. FINRA prescribes two levels of qualification and registration:
As part of the registration process, securities professionals must pass examinations administered by FINRA to demonstrate competence in the areas in which they will work. These mandatory qualification examinations cover a broad range of subjects on the markets, as well as the securities industry and its regulatory structure, ensuring a minimum level of understanding and expertise. For additional information, you should consult with your broker-dealer management team. You may also visit FINRA's website for detailed information.