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Illinois Insurance Pre-Licensing Classes & Exam Prep Materials

How To Earn An Illinois Insurance License By Using Our Illinois Pre-Licensing Courses And Exam Prep Materials

Searching for Illinois Insurance licensing training courses to earn your Illinois Insurance License? Then you've come to the right place, as we offer pre-licensing courses, study guides, practice tests, and exam prep materials via live in-person classes, online training courses, and self-study materials to help you earn either your Illinois Life & Health, Property & Casualty, or Adjuster licenses.

With over 12 million residents, Illinois is one of the top ten U.S. states by population, led by cities like Chicago, Aurora, Rockford, Joliet, and Naperville, so offering insurance is a great career opportunity. To help you earn your insurance license, below are links for our best-selling Illinois Life & Health, Property & Casualty, or Adjuster insurance licensing courses, as well as information and links for you to read about specific requirements for each license type.
Life And Health Insurance License
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Property & Casualty Insurance License
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Adjuster Licensing

What Do Illinois Insurance Agents Do?

What Does An Illinois Life And Health Agent Do?

In Illinois, you can obtain an insurance license to sell life insurance alone or an insurance license to sell accident and health insurance. You also can earn a combined life, accident, and health Illinois insurance license that will allow you to sell any policies that protect people and families financially should a health crisis or catastrophic accident befall the policyholder. As a Life & Health Agent, you advise clients on what policies best suit their needs, tailor policies to fit their requirements, and help customers when they have questions or file a claim. Ideally, the relationship with your clients will be a long-term one, so you should stay current on your customers' needs, including adding or lowering coverage levels as people age or acquire more wealth or have changing needs.

What Does An Illinois Property And Casualty Agent Do?

Once an Illinois resident has made sure to protect themselves and their families directly with life and health policies, they will be looking to protect their property. With a property and casualty insurance license in Illinois, you can enable them to do just that. A Property And Casualty (P&C) Insurance Agent sells policies on homes, apartments, vehicles, and other items that cover liability for property damage or injuries to visitors injured on your property. As a P&C Agent, you advise clients on what policies best suit their needs, tailor policies to fit their requirements, and help customers when they file a claim.

What Does An Illinois Insurance Adjuster Do?

An Adjuster inspects property damage or personal injury claims to determine how much the insurance company should pay for the loss. They might inspect a home, a business, or a vehicle, then analyze the situation, talk to witnesses, do research and otherwise investigate to make sure the claim is legitimate and the claimant gets a settlement that is fair based on the parameters of their policy. While Illinois itself does not administer or require an insurance adjuster license, it is recommended that you obtain such a license in a Designated Home State (DHS) such as Texas or Florida. This will help boost your credibility when seeking insurance adjuster positions in Illinois. Search below for an Agent Broker Training Center course that will help you prepare for one of these insurance adjuster licensing exams.

Recommended Courses And Exam Prep Materials For Illinois Life, Health, P&C, Or Adjuster Licensing

To find Illinois insurance licensing training 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. Here is just some of the exam prep materials that you receive:
  • A downloadable textbook that includes information on your state's insurance laws
  • Class Notes and Audio Review
  • OnDemand Online Video Review that can be viewed as frequently as you like
  • Loads of practice exam questions
Good luck becoming an Illinois insurance agent!
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Illinois Insurance Licensing Requirements

How To Become An Insurance Agent In Illinois?

Generally speaking, if you want to know how to become an insurance agent in illinois, you must first meet the basic state requirements such as age, pass a background check, then take the state-required pre-licensing courses and pass your state's licensing exam. Requirements - as well as recommended pre-licensing courses - for each type of license can be viewed by clicking the applicable links above, or reading below for information on the Illinois Insurance Department and its exam scheduling.

For each line you wish to pursue, Illinois requires 20 hours of approved prelicensing education. If you are pursuing just a life insurance license or just an accident and health insurance license, 20 hours will be all you need. If you are pursuing a combined license, like property and casualty or life, accident and health, you will need to put in 40 hours of prelicensing education.

You can find the Illinois insurance license training course you need on this page. It is very important to note that while we have excellent online insurance licensing courses at Agent Broker Training Center to fulfill prelicensing requirements, Illinois requires that at least 7.5 hours of your prelicensing must be completed in a classroom setting.

Other licensing preparatory companies may not be able to help you with this restriction, but we can. We offer an Illinois insurance license class as an in-person seminar so that you can fulfill the Illinois prelicensing requirement. Just click the link below.

General Requirements
  • Applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years old or older as determined from the applicant's date of birth
  • Applicants applying for an insurance producer license must pass both the pre-licensing exam and the state licensing exam
  • Applicants applying for either property, casualty or both will not be able to apply for personal lines
  • An affiliation is not required
  • Applicant whose insurance producer license expired within the last twelve (12) months (or with a cancelled license) may reinstate through the Resident License Application
  • Illinois Insurance Adjuster License
Life & Health Insurance Licensing
  • Applicant must complete 20 hours of approved pre-licensing education for each line of authority or 40 hours for a combined license
  • Pre-Licensing education must be in a classroom format
Property & Casualty Insurance Licensing
  • Applicant must complete 20 hours of approved pre-licensing education for each line of authority or 40 hours for a combined license
  • Pre-Licensing education must include a classroom format
  • Applicants that have obtained a CPCU or an ARM designation are exempt from pre-licensing requirements
Adjuster LicensingWorkers' Compensation Licensing And/Or CertificationIllinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation - Division of Insurance

Address: Producer Licensing Unit | 320 W. Washington Street | Springfield, Illinois 62767
Phone: 312.814.2420
Fax: 217.782.6367

Examination Scheduling

Provider: Pearson VUE
Phone: 1.800.274.0402

Tips For Earning An Illinois Insurance License

Step 1. Purchase Your Pre-License Education Course
Before attempting to take the Illinois 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.

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This information is based on state laws and regulations, and is subject to change. ABTrainingCenter makes every effort to make sure this information is current and accurate, however, ABTrainingCenter is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.
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