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West Virginia Insurance Licensing and Compliance Resources

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State License Division Information

West Virginia Lottery Building
900 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, West Virginia 25302
Phone: (304) 558-0610
Fax: (304) 558-4966
Website: https://www.wvinsurance.gov/

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FAQs

Depending on what type of insurance agent you want to be or what types of policies you need to sell, you will need to choose what type or types of insurance licenses you need to get. After you’ve determined which licenses you need, you must now take your West Virginia insurance pre-license education courses. The next step after completing all of your pre-license coursework or self-study is to take the insurance exam. You will take one exam for each combined line of insurance you wish to carry. Property and Casualty are combined as one exam. The same is true for Life, Accident, and Health.

West Virginia requires that all insurance license applications provide fingerprints prior to licensing. Giving your fingerprints will initiate a background check. If you have any prior misdemeanors or felonies, this may affect the outcome of your licensing efforts. After you have passed your exams and submitted fingerprints, the next step is to apply for your license. If you have more than one line of authority that you tested for, be sure to apply for all of those lines. Once you have submitted your application and passed your exams, your license application will be reviewed by the state. Your background check will also be reviewed.

For more information, call the Department of Insurance at 304-558-0610 or email the licensing department.

Preparation for this exam is not something to take lightly, as the average pass rate of insurance exams nationwide is around 55% for first-time test-takers, and even less for any following attempts. So after completing all your coursework, take the West Virginia Insurance Adjuster License exams. Once you have completed all your coursework and passed your examination, you can apply for your license. Once you have submitted your application and have completed all the other requirements, your license application will be reviewed by the state. This process generally takes about three to five (3-5) business days. Depending on the results of your background check, the Department of Insurance may request more information or documentation.

In West Virginia, insurance licenses expire every two years/biennially. The state requires that resident individual licensees complete twenty-four (24) credit hours of continuing education every two-year renewal period. Three (3) of those hours must be on the subject of ethics.

After you have completed your continuing education and you are within 90 days of your license expiration, you may renew your West Virginia insurance license online by using the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR). AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

There is a fee of $50 to renew your license. Additional fees will be added for late renewals.

West Virginia will recertify Non-Resident licenses by reviewing their license status in their respective home state. Your record must show compliance with continuing education requirements. Continuing education providers have thirty (30) days from course completion to file the credits with the Insurance Department. There is a fee of $50 to renew your license. Additional fees will be added for late renewals. The Department strongly encourages filing electronic applications, however, paper applications are available from the WV Insurance website. AgentSync can also help with the renewal process.

There is a fee of $50 to renew your license. Additional fees will be added for late renewals.

West Virginia Non-Resident Adjuster License renewal is required of all license-holders every two (2) years before the expiration date (the last day of your birth month).

There is no continuing education requirement for West Virginia Non-Resident Adjusters. A non-resident adjuster who is CE compliant in his or her home state is considered to have satisfied the CE requirement for West Virginia.

There is an $50 fee to renew your West Virginia Non-Resident Adjuster license. You can renew your West Virginia adjuster license online through an application on NIPR’s website.

Contact the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner for additional information.

West Virginia adjuster license renewal is required of all license-holders every two (2) years before the expiration date (the last day of your birth month).

AS of July 1, 2021, all West Virginia resident adjusters are required to complete a total of twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education (CE), including three (3) hours of ethics coursework.

There is an $25 fee to renew your West Virginia adjuster license. You can renew your West Virginia adjuster license online through an application on NIPR’s website.

Contact the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner for additional information.

*State specific rules and regulations can change. Please be sure to visit NIPR or the state’s website for the latest information.