Learn about the Idaho insurance education requirements for insurance licensing.
Individuals who wish to obtain an Idaho insurance agent license must:
- Exams for Licensure – Residents
- Idaho does not require pre-licensing education. However, residents must test for the line of authority they wish to have on their license. Testing is done through a private agency, PSI Exams.
- To schedule an exam, call 800-733-9267 or exam scheduling can also be done on the PSI website.
- Residents must fingerprint at the time of testing through L1. Book your exams and fingerprints online through the PSI website.
- You will be given a receipt for fingerprints and a Request and Release form at the test site and they should be faxed with exam pass slips and any other supporting documents necessary for the application to 208-334-4398 or emailed as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Then you submit your application online through NIPR or SIRCON.
- Application for Producer License
- You have two options: electronic or paper application.
- Electronic application via NIPR or SIRCON is available for residents or non-residents. Follow instructions per site. See optional instructions regarding the paper application or click on the specific license type for information about the application process. NOTE: If you have been licensed in Idaho previously, you will not be able to use the online option. Please submit paper application (see below.)
- Paper application for individual or business, resident or non-resident, is on our website. The fee to license is $80. Residents must be fingerprinted * and tested through L1 before sending in paper application.For complete details please visit the Idaho Insurance Department website at: http://www.doi.idaho.gov/producer/producer_info.aspx
Idaho Insurance State Exam Information:
- Testing is done through a private agency, PSI Exams. To schedule an exam, call 800-733-9267. Exam scheduling can also be done on the PSI website.
- Fingerprints must be scheduled at the same time. The fingerprint fee is forwarded to the FBI for processing of a background check.
- You can download the pre-licensing Candidate Handbook from the PSI Exams site. This free booklet will give you important information regarding preparation for the exam.
Idaho Insurance Licensing FAQs:
- What do OnCourse Learning’s Idaho Insurance programs include? OnCourse Learning’s online Idaho Insurance programs include printable lessons, multi-media reviews, interactive exercises, quizzes and comprehensive exams. All the tools you need to prepare for the state exam are included!
- Do I need to enroll in an exam prep course to prepare for my Idaho Insurance Agent licensing exam? OnCourse Learning’s Idaho Insurance programs include everything you need to pass your state licensing exam. However, if you want extra exam prep tools, OnCourse Learning online exam prep toolkits include additional practice exams, online flashcards, and recorded test-taking tips!
- Once I enroll, when can I start studying for my Idaho Insurance Agent license? Upon enrolling, you will have immediate access to your coursework. Simply log-in using your e-mail address and password and you can get started immediately. Best of all, you will have access to your course 24/7 and from any computer with an internet connection. You can work at home, at the office, wherever is the most convenient for you!
- What if I have questions once I enroll in the Idaho Insurance Agent program? OnCourse Learning’s attentive customer service staff and knowledgeable instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. We are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST at 1-800-299-2207.
Idaho Insurance Continuing Education FAQs:
- What are the requirements to renew an Idaho insurance producer license? The CE requirement for resident producers is 24 hours to be earned within each two-year licensing period. At least three of the 24 hours must be insurance ethics. Limited lines producers, adjusters and agents on inactive status are exempt from the CE requirement. Nonresidents will be considered in compliance if they have satisfied the CE requirement in their home state. Also, you are not required to complete courses within your line of authority – any approved courses are acceptable.
- Are there required courses if I want to sell or do sell long term care or flood insurance? Any producer who sells, solicits or negotiates a long-term care policy under Idaho’s Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership Program must receive eight hours of training in and demonstrate an understanding of Partnership Policies and their relationship to public and private coverage for long-term care. Producers are also required to complete four hours of long-term care insurance training every 24 months. Producers who sell, solicit or negotiate a long-term care insurance policy without having completed the initial training are in violation of Idaho law. Let your sponsoring insurance company know when you have completed the Partnership Program course as they are required to obtain verification of training. All insurance producers licensed in property, casualty or personal lines of authority who sell flood insurance through the NFIP must complete a one-time course related to the NFIP which will provide three hours of continuing education credit. The NFIP flood insurance course is available through approved continuing education providers. Failure to comply with this continuing education requirement may jeopardize the insurance producer’s authority to write flood insurance through the NFIP.
- Can excess credits be carried over from one license period to the next? No. Excess credits may not be carried over from one license period to the next. Also, courses may not be repeated within a renewal period but may be repeated in subsequent renewal periods.
- Are OnCourse Learning’s continuing education courses approved to satisfy my Idaho Insurance Producer continuing education requirements? Yes. OnCourse Learning’s Idaho Insurance continuing education courses are approved to satisfy the education requirements to renew your Idaho Insurance license.
- How do OnCourse Learning’s Idaho Insurance continuing education courses work? OnCourse Learning’s approved Idaho Insurance continuing education courses are offered online for your convenience. Once enrolled, your Table of Contents will serve as your roadmap for completing the course. You will be given access to lesson material, multimedia reviews, quizzes and a final exam. To demonstrate course completion, you will need to read the lesson material, pass all quizzes and pass the final exam.
- Will I receive a certificate of completion immediately after completing the coursework? Yes. Upon completion of all course elements, you will immediately receive your certificate of completion. You may access your certificate of completion at any time by logging into your account. Also, course providers are required to submit your completion information to the state within 30 days.
- Once I enroll, when can I access my Idaho Insurance continuing education courses? Upon enrolling, you will have immediate access to your coursework. Simply log-in using your e-mail address and password and you can get started immediately. Best of all, you will have access to your course 24/7 and from any computer with an internet connection. You can work at home, at the office, wherever is the most convenient for you!
- What if I have questions once I enroll in the continuing education courses? OnCourse Learning’s attentive customer service staff and knowledgeable instructors are available to answer any questions you may have. We are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST at 1-800-299-2207.
Idaho Insurance Licensing:
For more information, please contact the Idaho Department of Insurance at:
- Idaho Department of Insurance
- 700 West State Street P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0043
- Phone: 1-208-334-4250
- Website: www.doi.idaho.gov