On this page, you will find all of the state specific information for insurance licensing in the state of oregon. this information refers to applicants for residence licenses. For additional information on the resident license, or for nonresident license information, see the Oregon Division of Insurance website. information is subject to change and we will do our best to make the process of completing the educational requirements for licensing as simple as possible.
consumer department & of oregon business services
oregon insurance division 350 winter st ne salem, or 97301-3883p.o. box: 14480 salem, or 97309-0405phone: 503-947-7981fax: 503-378-4351website: http://www.oregon.gov/dcbs/insurance/pages/index.aspxemail: [email protected] us
how to get your oregon insurance license
1. complete an insurance pre-licensing course
- county of residence
- date of birth
- veteran status
- disability status
- national origin
oregon requires those seeking an insurance license to complete the pre-licensing before taking the state licensing exam. prelicensing courses with kaplan give you the best chance of passing – our pass rates are among the highest in the industry.
Pre-licensing education hour requirements
- life: 20 hours
- health: 20 hours
- property: 20 hours
- damage: 20 hours
- personal lines: 20 hours
acceptable methods of education
- classroom (traditional or live online)
online course requirements
- Forced Progression – This requires the user to successfully complete each page of the online course before being allowed to continue to the next.
pre-licensing education exemptions
Pre-licensing education is not required for:
- life, health, or life and health applicants with the clu® designation.
- property and/or casualty applicants with the cpcu® designation.
Note: Applicants may contact the Division of Insurance regarding exemptions. If a waiver is issued, the applicant must bring the original waiver letter with them to the testing center on test day. verification of designation must be submitted to the division of insurance with the license application.
2. pass your oregon licensing exam
After completing your [required pre-licensing/exam preparation] course, you must pass a state licensing exam. kaplan’s [prelicensing/exam prep] content is based directly on the oregon licensing exams, so you’ll be prepared to pass the first time.
certificate of completion requirements
- upon completion of the online course, the applicant must receive a score of 70% or higher on the certification exam in order to be issued a certificate.
- applicants must bring the certificate original to complete with them to the test center on test day.
- Certificates are valid for one year.
test provider: psi
frequently asked questions about the oregon license exam
After completing my pre-licensing, how should I prepare for test day?
The following suggestions will help you prepare for your exam.
- planned preparation increases the probability of passing.
- Start with a current copy of this Candidate Information Bulletin and use the Exam Content Summary as the basis of your study.
- Read study materials that cover all topics on the exam. content summary.
- take notes of what you study. Putting information in writing helps memorize it and is also a great business practice. underline or highlight key ideas that will help in a later review.
- discuss new terms or concepts as often as possible with your colleagues. this will test your understanding and reinforce ideas.
- Your studies will be more effective if you study frequently, for periods of about 55 to 60 minutes. concentration tends to drift when you study for long periods of time.
On the day of the exam, you must arrive 30 minutes before your appointment. this additional time is for registration, identification, and familiarization with the testing process. if you are late, you may not be admitted to the test site and you will forfeit your test registration fee.
You must provide 2 forms of identification. one must be a valid form of government-issued identification (driver’s license, state ID, passport, military ID) bearing your signature and photograph. a provisional state driver’s license card or provisional state identification card is also acceptable. the second ID must have your signature and legal name preprinted. all identification provided must match the name on the registration form.
Primary ID (with photo): choose one
- state-issued driver’s license
- state-issued identification card
- U.S. government-issued passport
- US government-issued military identification card
- US government-issued alien registration card
- Canadian government-issued identification
Note: The identification must contain the candidate’s photo, be valid and current.
secondary id: choose one
- credit card (must be signed)
- social security card
- us issued birth certificate uu. with embossed seal
Note: Student ID and employment ID are not acceptable forms of identification. you must provide your valid school completion certificate. this certificate must display a valid school code.
The following security procedures will be applied during the exam:
- Only non-programmable calculators that are silent, battery-powered, do not have paper-tape printing capabilities, and do not have a keyboard containing the alphabet will be allowed on the test site.
- All personal belongings of candidates, with the exception of fitted jackets or sweatshirts, must be placed in the secure storage provided at each site before entering the exam room. personal belongings include, but are not limited to, the following items:
- electronic devices of any kind, including cell/mobile phones, recording devices, electronic watches, cameras, pagers, laptops, tablets (p. ipads), music players (e.g. ipods), smart watches, radios, or electronic games.
- bulky or loose clothing or coats that could be used to conceal recording devices or notes, including overcoats, shawls, hooded clothing, heavy jackets or coats.
- no hats or headgear for religious purposes or as religious clothing, including hats, baseball caps, or visors.
- other personal items, including purses, notebooks, reference or reading material, briefcases, backpacks, purses, pens , pencils, other writing devices, food, drinks, and good luck items.
How is the exam scored?
To receive a passing grade on each exam, you must answer 70% of the available questions correctly. your score will be given to you immediately after the completion of the exam. The following summary describes the score reporting process:
- on paper, an official score report will be printed at the test site.
- If you pass, you will immediately receive a passing grade report.
- If you fail, you will receive a failing score report with a diagnostic report indicating your strengths and weaknesses by exam type.
3. obtain fingerprints
the process for obtaining an oregon insurance producer license is as follows. (note: applicant must first successfully complete all pre-licensing education requirements listed above):
- schedule your state exam through psiexams.com or call 800-733-9267.
- pass your exam.
- while you are at the test center , take your electronic fingerprints and pay the fingerprinting fee.
- fingerprinting fee includes state processing fee and psi processing fee (fee must be paid with visa, mastercard, company check, money order or cashier’s check only, no personal checks) .
- Oregon producer fingerprints can only be taken at an oregon psi testing site.
- Fingerprints made in the past or for an employer cannot be shared or used to obtain an insurance license.
- If you have any questions about the fingerprinting process, please contact Producer Licensing in the Division of Financial Regulation, phone: 503.947.7981, or email: [email protected]
4. apply for an oregon insurance license
apply online at nipr.com. this should be done shortly after passing the exam.
it will be assigned an npn. This unique identifier is assigned through the license application process and is used to track individuals and business entities nationwide. many states use the npn to replace a producer’s license number.
5. plan to complete required insurance continuing education (ce) credits
All insurance producers must comply with the ce requirements of their home state. Stay on top of your CE and ahead of the competition with 365 days of unlimited course access when you sign up for a CE Library with Kaplan.