One of the reasons you are visiting this site is because you already understand that you must pass the North Carolina Licensing Exam before you can obtain your Resident Insurance License. In order to take the North Carolina licensing exam, you must first register with Pearson VUE, which has been selected by North Carolina to administer your licensing exam.
To register online, go here. Before you register, you may want to read our informative guide entitled All About Registering For and Taking the North Carolina Insurance Exam. Please note that taking our course DOES NOT register you for the exam.
Important Notice: The state of North Carolina has a prelicensing education requirement. You must take a course from a provider on this list. Go here. 180 Licensing is not an approved provider; our focus is solely designed to help you pass your insurance licensing exam the fastest and easiest way possible. If you are still having trouble passing the exam after you have taken a prelicensing course from an approved provider, consider putting the odds in your favor by taking one of our premier exam prep courses. They are self-paced, online, and very affordable and effective.
The Following Steps Will Guide You Through The Process Of Becoming Licensed In North Carolina:
1) Select an Exam Prep (Prelicensing) Course to Help You Pass the North Carolina Insurance Exam
In North Carolina, you must complete an approved prelicensing education course for some licenses BEFORE you can take your insurance licensing exam. For details consult the Candidate Handbook, here. (Please note that many prelicensing education courses are not really designed to help you pass the actual licensing exam, so you will need help getting ready for the exam.)
If you have already taken your required, state approved prelicensing class and still need with exam preparation, you have a number of choices. Of course, 180 Licensing considers itself the very best, most enjoyable, and cost-effective method of preparing for your exam. Supplement our national courses with the state law materials that you received from your prelicensing education provider to best prepare for your exam.
In the name of full disclosure, here’s a rundown of your choices and our opinions. These include:
- Correspondence Courses. Often these courses consist of a manual and perhaps some sample questions on a disk that may or may not be specific to your state’s exam. The course manuals are boring and often out-of-date, and do not effectively convey the critical points that need to be mastered by you. And, they do not use techniques that “teach” you the material.
- Live Classes. Sometimes these classes are effective and sometimes they are not – pick one and take your chances. Plus, these courses are often not located near you, and you must miss time from work or travel to take the class. And, if you don’t understand a point, it is virtually impossible to “rewind” the instructor to review any confusing points. (When we find what we consider a good live class located in your state through our market research, we will list the class here. If you know of an exceptional class, please email us so we can confirm and list the class.)
- Online Courses with Simulated Instructors. If you have listened to computer generated voices before, you know that they will drive you nuts after a few hours. I cannot imagine listening to a computer voice for 40 hours trying to prepare for a licensing exam.
- Online Courses with Real Instructors. A couple of companies have online classes with real people lecturing. While good in theory, most of these “real people” are simply “talking heads” in the corner of the screen that you will soon tire of – who wants to watch a little pointed talking head for 40 hours on a little computer screen? I know I don’t. But you may find that appealing.
- Comprehensive Interactive Course That Teaches. You guessed it! 180 Licensing has spent hundreds of hours creating a manual that is not only fun to read, but that is also highly authoritative and effective. We have personally helped over 10,000 students pass their licensing exams using our materials and techniques. Our interactive exam prep materials take you step by step through the critical test points – the materials are “designed to teach.” You can learn the key points at your own pace, anywhere you wish. With our online learning materials, you do not need to second guess anything – it’s all there, in one easy package. Passing the exam cannot be made any easier or more enjoyable than with 180 Licensing!
2) Register To Take the North Carolina Insurance Exam with Pearson VUE
You must register to take the exam with Pearson VUE several weeks in advance so that you will be guaranteed a spot for at the Test Center of your choice on the day of your choice. To register online, go here. For details, read All About Registering For and Taking the North Carolina Insurance Exam.
3) Decide Where To Take the North Carolina Insurance Exam
The exam is given in a number of locations here in North Carolina. Go to the Pearson VUE Test Center Locator, here. Before you actually choose a test and location, you may want more details. If so, read All About Registering For and Taking the North Carolina Insurance Exam.
4) Get Fingerprinted
You obtain your fingerprints through Live Scan, the fingerprint service company contracted by North Carolina. Preregistration is required before visiting a Live Scan location in North Carolina. Get fingerprinted after passing your exam and immediately before applying for your license. Go here to register.
5) Submit The Proper Licensing Paperwork in Order to Obtain North Carolina Insurance License
This is the fun and easy part, for you, at least. Your insurance office or company will submit the application paperwork. Or they may direct you to submit your license application electronically through the NIPR website here.
Disclaimer: 180 Licensing Exam Prep, Inc. makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of this article, information is subject to change. The final authority for the latest insurance licensing information is your state’s department of insurance.
Must Read: Our National online, self-paced, exam prep courses offered in North Carolina do not meet your state’s prelicensing education requirement. They contain national insurance and general state law rules, but do not contain your exam’s specific state law content (about 15-20% of your exam). If you have taken an approved prelicensing education course, have a valid certificate, and still need a passing score, use our materials and supplement with the state law material from your prelicensing provider. Designed by award winning Professor Jerry Furniss, our interactive exam prep materials are excellent for getting you over the finish line the fastest and easiest way possible. Go here for more information.