Insurance - Study Material

Insurance - Licensing Process

Below are step-by-step instructions for how to get licensed to sell insurance in California. Read this before signing up for classes and it will make the licensing process a lot easier for you!

 Step 1: Complete your pre-licensing course. 

If this is your first license you must complete one of the following:

  • 52 Hour Life & Health Prelicensing Course (includes 12 hr Code & Ethics Course)
  • 52 hour Property & Casualty Course (includes 12 hr Code & Ethics Course)
  • 32 Hour Life Only Course (includes 12 hr Code & Ethics Course)
  • 32 Hour Accident & Health Course (includes 12 hr Code & Ethics Course)
  • 32 Hour Personal Lines Course (includes 12 hr Code & Ethics Course)

If you currently have an ACTIVE CA insurance license and are looking to add to your license you must complete one of the following:

  • 40 Hour Life & Health Course
  • 40 Hour Property & Casualty Course
  • 20 Hour Life Only Course
  • 20 Hour Accident & Health Course
  • 20 Hour Personal Lines Course 

Step 2: Register for your State Exam with PSI Exams:

Step 3: Get fingerprinted & complete a background check: To receive an insurance license from the CA Department of Insurance, you must pass a background check with the Department of Justice. You must get your fingerprints done by an approved LiveScan vendor to complete this process. Once your fingerprints have been processed, they will be transmitted to the DOI and DOJ for processing.  You may also get fingerprinted at the testing center on the day of your exam. If you currently have an ACTIVE insurance license on file with the DOI, or have gotten fingerprinted for an insurance license within the last 1 year, you do not need to get fingerprinted again. 

Step 4: Apply for an Insurance License with the DOI: 
Once you have passed your state exam, you can submit your application for a license to the DOI. After you pass the state exam, PSI Exams will give you your 12 digit DOI ID Number, which you will need to submit your application. Application can be submitted on the DOI website ( The name if the application is the "FLASH" application. For questions regarding the licensing application, please contact the DOI directly at (800) 967-9331


For questions regarding the state exam, please contact PSI Exams directly at 833-518-7456 or

For questions regarding the application/licensing process, contact the CA Department of Insurance directly at (800) 967-9331 or

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Pat is a fantastic instructor! Funny and witty, he helped make the week fly by. He made insurance interesting and fun (not an easy thing to do) Rick handled code and both days of the crash course. His real life examples really hammered home the theory/idea being discussed. He also did a great job! Most important Mike Russ financial training helped me pass my Life and Health state exam, today. Thank you, Mike Russ!

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