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Searching for California Insurance Training classes and exam prep to earn your California Insurance License? Then you've come to the right place!

AB Training Center offers state-approved California Prelicensing Insurance training courses and exam prep materials for those individuals who are interested in becoming an Insurance Agent or earning an Insurance License in California.



CALIFORNIA INSURANCE PRELICENSING REQUIREMENTS

California Insurance Licensing is regulated at the state level and, as such, state government establishes its own insurance licensing requirements and examination procedures. Below are general insurance prelicensing requirements in the state of California, and those for each line of insurance:

General Requirements
  • The application process for an agent license does not require sponsorship by an insurer
  • Candidates for an insurance license must be 18 years of age or older
  • California residency is not required
  • Submit fingerprints and undergo basic background check
  • Candidates must complete an approved California pre-licensing course; This requirement may be met in either a Classroom or Online format; 12 hours of Ethics is required for all licenses
  • Candidates must pass the required examination for licensure within 3 years of the completion of the prelicensing course
Life, Accident & Health License
  • Unlicensed candidates must complete an approved 52-hour prelicensing Classroom, or Online course
  • Candidates who hold another insurance license or have previously completed the Ethics 12-hour requirement may complete the California 40-hour Life and Health Classroom, or Online prelicensing course
  • Prelicensing Course Exemption - Applicants who hold the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) or LUTCF designations are exempt
Property & Casualty License (Fire & Casualty)
  • Unlicensed candidates must complete an approved 52-hour prelicensing Classroom, or Online course
  • Candidates who hold another insurance license or have previously completed the Ethics 12-hour requirement may complete a California 40-hour Property & Casualty Classroom, or Online prelicensing course
  • Prelicensing Course Exemption - Applicants who hold the Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), or Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) designations are exempt
Life Insurance License
  • Unlicensed candidates must complete an approved 32-hour prelicensing Classroom, or Online course
  • Candidates who hold another insurance license or have previously completed the Ethics 12-hour requirement may complete the California 20-hour Life Insurance Classroom, or Online prelicensing course
  • Prelicensing Course Exemption - Applicants who hold the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) or LUTCF designations are exempt
Accident & Health Insurance License
  • Unlicensed candidates must complete an approved 32-hour prelicensing Classroom, or Online course
  • Candidates who hold another insurance license or have previously completed the Ethics 12-hour requirement may complete the California 20-hour Accident & Health Insurance Classroom or Online prelicensing course
  • Prelicensing Course Exemption - Applicants who hold the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) or LUTCF designations are exempt
Surplus Lines Insurance License
  • A Surplus Lines Agent may place coverage with surplus lines or unauthorized/non admitted insurance companies within California
  • Candidates are not required to complete any prelicensing education course; however, chances of passing the licensing exam are vastly improved by attending an online course. Click here for the Surplus Lines Insurance online course.


CONTACT INFORMATION - CALIFORNIA INSURANCE LICENSING

California Department of Insurance
Address: P.O. Box 1139 | Sacramento, CA 95812-1139
Phone: 800.967.9331
Fax: 916.327.6907
Email: license.bureau@insurance.ca.gov
Website: http://www.insurance.ca.gov


Examination Facility
Provider: PSI Exams
Phone: 1.800.733.9267
Website: https://candidate.psiexams.com/catalog/displayagencylicenses.jsp?catalogID=337




SUPPLEMENTAL CALIFORNIA INSURANCE SELF STUDY MATERIALS

Supplemental to the required courses referenced above, AB Training Center offers excellent California insurance exam prep materials, such as insurance flash cards and quick sheets, to help Candidates pass their California insurance licensing exams.

Simply search under "Licensing" in the blue search box below for your desired Insurance License, select 'California', and press 'Go!'

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Disclaimer: This information provided is based on state laws and regulations, and is subject to change. While we make every effort to asure this information is current and accurate, it is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice, and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.
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