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IL Insurance Pre-Licensing Program

IIA of IL Member Discount

IIA of IL Members receive a discounted rate of $199 on the Illinois Insurance Pre-Licensing Program classes. Discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

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To become an insurance producer you must complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete the pre-licensing requirement of 20 hours per line of authority; 7.5 of the 20 hours must be completed in a classroom setting i.e. Life, Accident/Health, Fire (Property) Casualty, Personal Lines – Fire (Property) and Casualty. The only exception is Motor Vehicle of which 12.5 hours of pre-licensing and 5 hours must be in the classroom setting. 

    IIA of IL offers pre-licensing training throughout the state. This program is top-notch and designed by industry experts, one of whom played a role in writing the licensing exam. Click here for more information about the Illinois Insurance Pre-Licensing Program.

  2. Once you have completed your pre-licensing requirement you may then take the insurance examination. Please take a copy of your proof of completion for your pre-licensing course to the test center, you will not be allowed to sit for the exam without it.

  3. Please review the Insurance Licensing Examination Candidate Handbook. The handbook describes how, when and where to apply for the producer examination.

  4. When you pass the licensing examination you will be given your pass sheet along with an instruction sheet by the test administrator, Pearson VUE. Carefully read the instruction sheet and retain for your records. If you fail the exam, Pearson VUE will provide the results and the procedures to arrange for another exam.

  5. VERY IMPORTANT - Please wait five (5) days after passing your exam, at that time you will be able to apply online at Here are step by step directions to help you with the application process.


Illinois is using the last day of your birth month as your expiration date and the fee paid for licensure through NIPR will be prorated for the birth month expiration date.

Once you have completed the application process through NIPR and you have received an e-mail from them that is was a successful transaction your application will be submitted to Illinois.

An insurance producer who places insurance either directly or indirectly with an insurer with which the insurance producer does not have an agent contract must maintain in force while licensed a bond in favor of the people of the State of Illinois executed by an authorized surety company and payable to any party injured under the terms of the bond. The bond shall be continuous in form and in the amount of $2500 or 5% of the premiums brokered in the previous calendar year whichever is greater, but not to exceed $50,000 total aggregate liability. Such bond should remain at the place of business however the producer must provide the information within 3 working days after receiving a request, should the information be requested.

The IIA of IL can provide our members with the required producer bond and agency bond at a low cost of $15 per producer. The agency bond is included at no extra cost. For more information on the IIA of IL Bond Program, click here.


Upcoming IL Pre-Licensing Courses - click the class to see more details
To register online for a class, you will need your IIA of Illinois username & password.
NameLocationStart Date
2020 - IL Insurance Pre-Licensing P&C Program - Springfield - Sept. 22-23Independent Ins. Agents of IL9/22/2020 8:00 AM
2020 - IL Insurance Pre-Licensing P&C Program - Springfield - Oct. 13-14Independent Ins. Agents of IL10/13/2020 8:00 AM
2020 - IL Insurance Pre-Licensing Life & Health Program -Springfield - Oct. 15-16Independent Ins. Agents of IL10/15/2020 8:00 AM
2020 - IL Insurance Pre-Licensing Life & Health Program -Springfield - Nov. 12-13Independent Ins. Agents of IL11/12/2020 8:00 AM
2020 - IL Insurance Pre-Licensing P&C Program - Springfield - Nov. 16-17Independent Ins. Agents of IL11/16/2020 8:00 AM
2020 - IL Insurance Pre-Licensing P&C Program - Springfield - Nov. 30-Dec. 1Independent Ins. Agents of IL11/30/2020 8:00 AM
2020 - IL Insurance Pre-Licensing P&C Program - Springfield - Dec. 14-15Independent Ins. Agents of IL12/14/2020 8:00 AM
2020 - IL Insurance Pre-Licensing Life & Health Program -Springfield - Dec. 16-17Independent Ins. Agents of IL12/16/2020 8:00 AM