Oregon Insurance License State Requirements | Kaplan Financial Education
On this page, you will find all of the state specific information for insurance licensing in the state of oregon. this information refers to applicants for residence licenses. For additional information on the resident license, or for nonresident license information, see the Oregon Division of Insurance website. information is subject to change and we will do our best to make the process of completing the educational requirements for licensing as simple as possible.
consumer department & of oregon business services
oregon insurance division 350 winter st ne salem, or 97301-3883p.o. box: 14480 salem, or 97309-0405phone: 503-947-7981fax: 503-378-4351website: http://www.oregon.gov/dcbs/insurance/pages/index.aspxemail: [email protected]. us
how to get your oregon insurance license
1. complete an insurance pre-licensing course
- county of residence
- date of birth
- veteran status
- disability status
- national origin
oregon requires those seeking an insurance license to complete the pre-licensing before taking the state licensing exam. prelicensing courses with kaplan give you the best chance of passing – our pass rates are among the highest in the industry.
Pre-licensing education hour requirements
- life: 20 hours
- health: 20 hours
- property: 20 hours
- low: 20 hours
- personal lines: 20 hours
- classroom (traditional or live online)
- Forced Progression – This requires the user to successfully complete each page of the online course before being allowed to continue to the next.
- life, health or life and health applicants who hold the clu® designation.
- property and/or casualty applicants who hold the cpcu® designation.
- Upon completion of the online course, the applicant must receive a score of 70% or higher on the certification exam in order to be issued a certificate.
- Applicants must bring the original Certificate of Completion with them to the test center on test day.
- Certificates are valid for one year.
- planned preparation increases the probability of passing.
- Start with an up-to-date copy of this candidate information bulletin and use the exam content summary as the basis for your study.
- read study materials that cover all topics in the content outline.
- take notes on what you study. Putting the information in writing helps you memorize it and is also a great business practice. underline or highlight key ideas that will help with a later review.
- Discuss new terms or concepts as often as possible with your colleagues. this will test your understanding and reinforce ideas.
- Your studies will be most effective if you study frequently, for periods of about 55 to 60 minutes. concentration tends to wander when you study for long periods of time.
- state issued driver’s license
- state issued identification card
- passport issued by the us government. uu.
- military identification card issued by the United States government
- alien registration card issued by the us government. uu.
- Canadian government issued ID
- credit card (must be signed)
- social security card
- birth certificate issued by us with raised seal
- Only non-programmable calculators that are silent, battery-powered, do not have paper-tape printing capabilities, and do not have a keyboard containing the alphabet will be permitted at the test site.
- All personal belongings of candidates, with the exception of fitted jackets or sweatshirts, must be placed in the secure storage provided at each site before entering the exam room. personal belongings include, but are not limited to, the following items:
- electronic devices of any kind, including cell/mobile phones, recording devices, electronic watches, cameras, pagers, laptops, tablets (p. ipads), music players (e.g. ipods), smart watches, radios, or electronic games.
- bulky or loose clothing or coats that could be used to conceal recording devices or notes, including overcoats, shawls, hooded clothing, heavy jackets, or coats.
- hats or headgear not worn for religious purposes or as religious attire, including hats, baseball caps, or visors.
- other personal items, including purses, notebooks, reading or reference material, briefcases, backpacks, wallets, pens, pencils, other writing devices, food, drinks, and good luck items.
- People accompanying an exam candidate may not wait in the exam center, inside the building, or on the building property. this applies to guests of any nature, including drivers, children, friends, family, colleagues or instructors.
- No smoking, eating, or drinking is allowed in the test center.
- During the registration process, all candidates will be asked if they possess any prohibited items. Candidates may also be asked to empty their pockets and give them to the supervisor to ensure they are empty. the proctor may also ask candidates to roll up the ends of their sleeves and the bottoms of their pants to ensure no notes or recording devices are hidden there.
- Supervisors will also carefully inspect eyeglass frames, tacks, or any other clothing that may be used to house a recording device. Proctors will request to inspect such items in candidates’ pockets.
- If prohibited items are found during check-in, candidates must place them in the secure storage provided or return these items to their vehicle. psi will not be responsible for the security of personal belongings or prohibited items.
- Any candidate who possesses prohibited items in the exam room must immediately invalidate their test results, and psi must notify the exam sponsor of the fact.
- Any candidate seen giving or receiving assistance in an exam, encountering unauthorized materials, or violating security regulations will be asked to surrender all exam materials and leave the test center. all such cases will be reported to the exam sponsor.
- copying or communicating exam content is a violation of a candidate’s contract with psi and of federal and state law. Either may result in disqualification of exam results and may lead to legal action.
- Once candidates have been seated and the exam begins, they may leave the exam room only to use the restroom and only after obtaining permission from the proctor. the candidate will not receive additional time to complete the exam.
- on paper, an official score report will be printed at the test site.
- If you pass, you will immediately receive a passing score report.
- If you do not pass, you will receive a failing score report with a diagnostic report indicating your strengths and weaknesses by exam type.
- Schedule your state exam through psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267.
- pass the exam.
- While you are at the test center, have your fingerprints taken electronically and pay the fingerprinting fee.
- fingerprinting fee includes state processing fee and psi processing fee (fee must be paid by visa, mastercard, company check, money order or cashier’s check only, no personal checks).
- Oregon producer fingerprints can only be taken at an oregon psi testing site.
- Fingerprints made in the past or for an employer cannot be shared or used to obtain an insurance license.
- If you have any questions about the fingerprinting process, please contact Producer Licensing in the Division of Financial Regulation, phone: 503.947.7981, or email: [email protected].
3. obtain fingerprints
the process for obtaining an oregon insurance producer license is as follows. (note: applicant must first successfully complete all pre-licensing education requirements listed above):
4. apply for an oregon insurance license
apply online at nipr.com. this should be done shortly after passing the exam.
it will be assigned an npn. This unique identifier is assigned through the license application process and is used to track individuals and business entities nationwide. many states use the npn to replace a producer’s license number.
5. plan to complete required insurance continuing education (ce) credits
All insurance producers must comply with the ce requirements of their home state. Stay on top of your CE and ahead of the competition with 365 days of unlimited course access when you sign up for a CE Library with Kaplan.
How is the exam scored?
To receive a passing grade on each exam, you must answer 70% of the available questions correctly. your score will be given to you immediately after the completion of the exam. The following summary describes the score reporting process:
acceptable methods of education
online course requirements
pre-licensing education exemptions
Pre-licensing education is not required for:
Note: Applicants may contact the Division of Insurance regarding exemptions. If a waiver is issued, the applicant must bring the original waiver letter with them to the testing center on test day. verification of designation must be submitted to the division of insurance with the license application.
2. pass your oregon licensing exam
After completing your [required pre-licensing/exam preparation] course, you must pass a state licensing exam. kaplan’s [prelicensing/exam prep] content is based directly on the oregon licensing exams, so you’ll be prepared to pass the first time.
certificate of completion requirements
test provider: psi
frequently asked questions about the oregon license exam
After completing my pre-licensing, how should I prepare for test day?
The following suggestions will help you prepare for your exam.
On the day of the exam, you must arrive 30 minutes before your appointment. this additional time is for registration, identification, and familiarization with the testing process. if you are late, you may not be admitted to the test site and you will forfeit your test registration fee.
You must provide 2 forms of identification. one must be a valid form of government-issued identification (driver’s license, state ID, passport, military ID) bearing your signature and photograph. a provisional state driver’s license card or provisional state identification card is also acceptable. the second ID must have your signature and legal name preprinted. all identification provided must match the name on the registration form.
Primary ID (with photo): choose one
Note: The identification must contain the candidate’s photo, be valid and current.
secondary identification—choose one
Note: Student ID and employment ID are not acceptable forms of identification. you must provide your valid school completion certificate. this certificate must display a valid school code.
The following security procedures will be applied during the exam: