This licensing information is designed to provide a summary of the Connecticut insurance license requirements established by the Connecticut Insurance Department. We recommend you contact the Connecticut Insurance Department for more detailed information or changes.
Step 1: Complete a Connecticut insurance pre-licensing course
To sell insurance in Connecticut, you must complete an approved pre-licensing education course. All insurance pre-licensing courses provided by Insurance License Express are approved by the Connecticut Insurance Department.
Once you have completed your Connecticut insurance pre-licensing course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The course is valid for one year from your date of completion. Within one year of completing the course, you must pass your Connecticut insurance license exam.
Note: You must present an original copy of your Certificate of Completion at your Connecticut insurance licensing exam. Be sure to allow at least five mail delivery days between your course completion and the date of your exam.
Step 2: Pass a Connecticut insurance licensing exam
Make an exam reservation
Your state licensing exam is provided by Prometric. When you make your reservation for the exam, you will be required to pay the exam fee using a MasterCard, Visa, money order, company check, or cashier’s check. Personal checks will not be accepted. You can make an exam reservation online or by phone, fax, or mail:
- Online: Visit https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/insurance/Pages/connecticut.aspx.
- Phone: Call (800) 341-3257.
- Fax: Send to (800) 347-9242. Once you have submitted your registration and payment and the registration has been processed, call (800) 341-3257 to schedule your exam.
- Mail: Submit your registration form and payment to:
- Prometric, ATTN: CT Insurance Exam Registration, 7941 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD 21236
- Then call (800) 341-3257 to schedule your exam.
What to bring to your exam
You must bring a current, signed form of identification that is government-issued (driver’s license, military ID, or state-issued ID) and contains your current photo. Your name must exactly match the name you use to register for the exam.
You must also bring an original copy of your Certificate of Completion from your Connecticut insurance pre-licensing course.
You should arrive at your test center 30 minutes prior to your scheduled exam so that you have plenty of time to verify your identification and have your photograph taken.
Connecticut insurance license exam format
- Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
- The exam consists of a general section that covers basic insurance product knowledge and a state section that covers the insurance laws, regulations, rules, and practices of Connecticut.
- The passing score required on the exam is 70. As soon as you complete the exam, your score will appear on the screen and you will receive a printed score that indicates whether you passed or failed, your overall percentage score, and the percentage you got correct on each of the sections. Within two business days, Prometric will send your exam results to the Division of Insurance.
Note: Each exam includes a mix of “experimental” questions and scored questions. The experimental questions are not identified throughout the exam, and the answers may not have been discussed in your education course. Answers to experimental questions will not affect your score.
Step 3: Apply for a Connecticut insurance license
Once you have passed the exam, apply for your Connecticut insurance license by completing an application at http://www.nipr.com.
For more information regarding Connecticut insurance license requirements, contact the Connecticut Insurance Department.
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:
Registered representatives, generally sales personnel
Principals, generally officers of the firm and other management personnel involved in the day-to-day operation of the firm's investment banking or securities business