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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!california-insurance-licensing

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.

How To Become An Insurance Agent In California

If you want to learn how to become an insurance agent in California, here is where you will find all the information you need to apply for a California insurance license for lines such as:
  • Life And Health:
    The primary lines of insurance for most families, this license will allow you to provide Californians with the insurance coverage they need in case of a serious health emergency that could put a financial strain on a family.
  • Property And Casualty:
    California homes can be subjected to numerous unforeseen events requiring protection. This license authorizes you to offer policies to protect California homes and other property from fire, theft and other dangers.
  • Insurance Adjuster:
    Interested in helping investigate claims and determine their validity in California? We'll show you what you need to be able to do just that.
Read on for a breakdown of general California insurance license requirements and the requirements for the specific lines of insurance that interest you, along with how Agent Broker Training Center can help you meet those requirements.

California Insurance Pre-License And Licensing Requirements

Before receiving your California insurance license in any line of insurance, you will need to complete a required number of hours of prelicense training - 20 hours per line plus 12 hours of ethics training. You will need to take and demonstrate knowledge of an approved prelicensing course to meet this requirement.

You will then need to take and pass the appropriate California licensing exam and submit to a background check, including fingerprints. If everything is in order, you should receive your license shortly after passing the exam and applying with the CDI. To find the approved course you need to meet prelicensing requirements and prepare for the exam, simply click the appropriate link(s) below.

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

Recommended Insurance Pre-Licensing Courses For California Life, Health, P&C, Or Adjuster Licensing

To find California insurance licensing courses, study guides, practice exams, and exam prep materials, simply click on any of the recommended courses below or select your desired license type and your state from the "Licensing" section of the search box below. Good luck becoming a California insurance agent!

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Why Get A California Insurance License

California is a focal point for some of the most devastating natural disasters in the country. There are earthquakes, wildfires, droughts and mudslides. On top of this, California real estate, in places like Los Angeles and San Francisco, is some of the most expensive in the country, which means there are a great many homes in desperate need of high-value property insurance policies.

As a licensed California property and casualty insurance broker, this could create a very lucrative situation for you. Whether you are seeking to sell insurance in Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento or some other part of the state, it is important to keep in mind that to fulfill prelicensing requirements, any California insurance license training course must be approved by the California Department of Insurance (CDI), which is why you should always make sure any California insurance license class you take is an Agent Broker Training Center class.

When taking your California insurance licensing exam, please keep in mind that you can find official CDI test centers in Los Angeles (at 300 S. Spring Street) and Sacramento (at 320 Capitol Mall). However, PSI, which is the licensed administrator of all California insurance licensing exams, can be found throughout California, in locations including Anaheim, Bakersfield, Burbank, Carson, Diamond Bar, El Monte, Fresno, Laguna Hills, San Diego, San Francisco, Ventura and others.

How To Become An Insurance Agent In California

Step 1. Purchase Your Pre-License Education Course
Before attempting to take the insurance license exam you'll need to be sure you're well prepared. Since there is a fee for every attempt at the test, and the national first-time pass rate is between 50%-60%, it is not something to take lightly.

What we have found is that the majority of the non-pass attempts are from individual who don't study enough. Once they take the exam and realize that most of the questions can't be answered with common knowledge, they go back and purchase real study materials, then go back a second time and pass.

Since we want you to pass the first time you take the exam, we recommend that you take your studies seriously, and either take an online course or get a textbook before attempting the test. Insurance license exam fees aren't cheap, so save yourself some time and money by doing it right the first time.

Step 2. Take Multiple Insurance License Sample Practice Exams
The next step after completing all of your pre-license coursework or self-study is to take the insurance exam. You will take one exam for each line of insurance you wish to carry. To ensure you pass your exam to become a licensed Insurance Agent, your best approach is to take as many practice exams as possible.

Contact Info: California Insurance Department And Exam Testing

To help with your examination scheduling, we have provided below information on California licensing requirements, its insurance department, and examination scheduling facilities.
CA Life And Health Insurance License
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


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

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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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