The North Carolina Department of Insurance regulates licensing of North Carolina insurance agents. Those seeking an NC insurance license typically must attend an approved insurance course. They then must prove adequate knowledge of the insurance industry by passing a North Carolina insurance exam. Those who meet these licensing requirements can then apply to become a North Carolina insurance agent.
Download the Pearson VUE North Carolina “Insurance Licensing Candidate Examination Guide” at Asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/123400.pdf. Pearson VUE performs exam administration for the North Carolina Department of Insurance.
Review the educational requirements for an NC insurance license of the type you are seeking. The following North Carolina insurance agent applicants must complete a 20-hour approved course: life, accident and health and/or sickness, property, casualty and personal lines. The Medicare supplement/long-term care North Carolina insurance license requires a 10-hour course. Get information about finding an approved North Carolina insurance school in the exam guide (see above).
Use your North Carolina insurance course materials and the exam content outlines at Asisvcs.com/publications/pdf/123405.pdf to prepare for your exam. The exam guide will tell you how to register once you feel confident that you can pass your North Carolina insurance exam. Register and take the exam. As of 2010, the fee for each test is $51.50.
Note: Some NC insurance licenses do not have a course requirement but do have a test. Always look at the latest version of the exam guide to see if you are required to take a test to get your desired NC insurance agent license.
Complete fingerprints if you are a new resident NC insurance license applicant. Nonresidents need not complete this process. Download the instructions at Ncdoi.com/asd/Documents/ResidentInsuranceProducerFingerprintSubmissionInstructions.pdf. As of November 2010, the fee is $38. You may submit this fee when you apply for your license online (see below).
Complete an online North Carolina license application. You may do this through the National Insurance Producer Registry website at NIPR.com. NIPR will forward the application to the North Carolina Department of Insurance. The general NC insurance license application fee is $50. NIPR charges $5 for the online submission service.
NC Insurance Agent Exam Guide
North Carolina Department of Insurance Resident Insurance License Information Chart