Pre-licensing education (PLE) for producers

If you want a resident producer license, pre-licensing education (PLE) must be completed before you can sign up for an exam or submit a license application.

  • You must complete 20 hours of PLE for each major line of authority (LOA) you wish to obtain.
  • Major lines include: life, disability, property, casualty and personal lines.

The Candidate Handbook (PDF, 641KB) (www.asisvcs.com) contains additional information. Find out about license eligibility, exam content outlines, what to bring to an exam, exam schedules and fees, testing center rules, and much more.

 

Questions

How do I sign up for my PLE?

PLE may be completed either by attending classes or by self-study, as long as the courses are purchased from an approved provider. A list of approved providers may be viewed below this question section.

How long are my PLE credits valid?

1.You have 12 months from the purchase date of your courses to complete your PLE. The PLE provider will issue a certificate of completion for each 20-hour course completed.

2.The certificate is used to take your exam(s) up to 12 months from the date the course was completed. The certificate must be presented at the exam-testing location when you take your licensing exam.

Are there any waivers or special notices that apply to me?

You may qualify for a waiver of your PLE if you have completed an insurance designation within the past 12 months.

Approved designations:

  • For life insurance: CEBS, ChFC, CIC, CFP, CLU, FLMI and LUTCF
  • For disability insurance: RHU, CEBS, REBC and HIA
  • For property or casualty insurance: AAI, ARM, CIC and CPCU

 If you have a question about a waiver of your PLE requirements, email our education analyst.

Note to new Washington state residents who were licensed in their previous home state: 

If your previous home-state license was in good standing before you moved, you are not required to complete PLE or pass examinations to obtain the same LOA you held if your application is received within 90 days of your former home-state license being cancelled.

What do I do once I've finished my PLE?

When you have completed the required PLE classes and your certificates of completion have been issued, you may schedule your exam with Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com). You may also contact Pearson Vue directly at 800-274-8949.


Pre-licensing education providers

The table below contains a list of approved pre-licensing education providers. This list is current as of April 2014.

  • Be sure you receive a separate certificate of completion for each line of authority. When you have completed the required PLE classes, contact Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) at 800-274-8949 to schedule your examination(s).
  • Find more information about a PLE school on the exam pass rates report.
Provider Contact Phone Courses

@Your Pace Online (www.einsurancetraining.com)

Keith Haley
Program Director
Grants Pass, Ore.

877-724-6150

Self-study,
L/D, P/C, PL

0Chance2Fail.com (www.0chance2fail.com)

Thomas D. Burgess
Program Director
Birmingham, Ala.

877-516-8384

Self-study,
PL

A D Banker & Co (www.adbanker.com)

George McCoy
Program Director
Overland Park, Kan.

800-866-2468
(Laurie Coe)

Self-study,
L/D, P/C, PL

America's Professor (www.americasprofessor.com)

Jack Morton
Program Director
Missoula, Mont.

800-870-3130

Self-study,
L/D, P/C, PL

CPMI Professional Development Inc. (www.cpmipro.com)

Paul Messinger
Program Director
Germantown Hills, IL

815-271-8200

Self-study, L/D, P/C

ExamFX (www.examfx.com)

Lesa Pastor
Program Director
Stillwell, Kan.

800-586-2253

Self-study,
L/D, P/C

Independent Insurance Agents of Washington

IIA of WA (www.wainsurance.org)

Susan Scott
Program Director
11911 NE 1st St., Suite B103
Bellevue, WA 98005

425-649-0102

Lecture/Self-study,
P/C

Insurance License Coach (www.licensecoach.com)

Dan Teal
Program Director
Dallas, Texas

888-804-2624

Self-study,
L/D, P/C

Insurance License Express (www.insurancelicenseexpress.com)

Barbara Ledger-Smith
Program Director
St. Louis, Mo.

866-739-7277

Self-study,
L/D, P/C

Insurance Training Assoc.
ITA (www.itaamerica.com)

Phillip Rosebrook
Program Director
Portland, Ore.

877-482-9764

Self-study,
L/D, P/C

Intellipass/
Insurepass (www.intellipass.com)

Steve Skipper
Program Director
1925 S 341st Pl.
Federal Way, WA 98003

800-821-8326
253-874-6799

Lecture/Self-study,
L/D, P/C, PL

Kaplan Financial Education (www.kfeducation.com)

J Kevin Lee
Program Director
La Crosse, Wisc.

800-824-8742

Self-study,
L/D, P/C

Northwest Education Center (www.nweducation.net)

Rodney Paul
Program Director
222 W Mission, Suite 118
Spokane, WA 99201

509-325-0407

Lecture/Self-study,
L/D, P/C

PreLicense.com (www.prelicense.com)

Daniel Tromblay
Program Director
Richardson, Texas

877-488-9310

Self-study,
L/D, P/C

Professional Training Center (www.insuranceeducation.co)

Frank W Du Bree
Program Director
513 "B" N Edison St.
Kennewick, WA 99336

509-374-3111

Lecture/Self-study,
L/D, P/C, PL

ProSchools (www.proschools.com)

Gary Sternberg
Program Director
Portland, Ore.

800-452-4879

Lecture/Self-study,
L/D, P/C

Securities Training Corporation (www.stcusa.com)

Rick Drain
Program Director
Worcester, Mass.

800-782-2678

Lecture/Self-study,
L/D

Slater All-Lines Insurance School (www.slaterinsuranceschool.com)

Walt Slater
Program Director
3717 196th St SW #214 Lynnwood, WA 98036

800-394-6662 425-771-4870

Lecture/Self-study,
L/D, P/C, PL

Testeachers Online (www.testeachersonline.com)

Suzanne Schultze-Rhoades
Program Director
Scottsdale, Ariz.

888-422-7714

Self-study,
L/D, P/C

University of Choice (www.universityofchoice.com)

Robert Clark
Program Director
1715 Market St. Suite 103
Kirkland, WA 98033

425-216-2020

Lecture/Self-study,
L/D, P/C,
Evening classes

Wall's Insurance Training (www.wallsschool.com)

M. Scott Reilly
Program Director
13218 NE 20th St.
Bellevue, WA 98005

800-221-9347

Lecture/Self-study,
L/D, P/C

Updated 06/25/2014

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