How to Get a Minnesota Insurance License


Minnesota Department of Commerce Testing Provider (PSI)
(651) 539-1599 (800) 733-9267
www.mn.gov/commerce http://www.psiexams.com

 

Change in prelicense examinations for licensees

Dear Licensee:

Effective January 1, 2019, Pearson VUE will provide all insurance, real estate, and real property appraiser prelicense examinations administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

How can I sign up to take an examination?

Pearson VUE is now accepting registrations for examinations offered in January or later in 2019. To schedule an examination sometime after December 31, please contact Pearson VUE at (833) 273-1946 or at www.pearsonvue.com/mncommerce.

Where can I take an examination?

Pearson VUE’s test centers are located throughout Minnesota at the following locations:

Bloomington – Pearson Professional Center

5601 Green Valley Dr, Suite 150 , Bloomington, Minnesota 55437

Brainerd – Central Lakes College

501 West College Drive, Test Center is in the Library Room E400, South East end of the Bldg, Brainerd, MN 56401

Brooklyn Park – Pearson Professional Center

7101 Northland Circle, Suite 102 Triad Building, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Eagan – Pearson Professional Center

3459 Washington Drive, Suite 107, Washington Dr Executive Center, Eagan, MN 55122

Hermantown – Pearson Professional Center

4815 West Arrowhead Road, Suite 100 , North Shore Bank Place, Hermantown, Minnesota 55811

Marshall – Southwest Minnesota State University

1501 State Street, Counseling and Testing Svcs, BA 156 Marshall, MN 56258

Pine City– Pine Technical & Community College

900 4th Street SE, Pine City, MN 5506

Rochester – Pearson Professional Center

1544 Greenview Drive SW, Suite 200, Greenview Office Building, Rochester, Minnesota 55902

St. Paul – Pearson Professional Center

2610 University Avenue W, Suite 400 , St. Paul, Minnesota 55114

I’m registered to take an examination at a PSI test center in December. Do I need to cancel that registration and make a new one with Pearson VUE?

No. If you have scheduled an examination with PSI on a day in December, you can keep that reservation and take your examination as scheduled.

I would like to take my examination in December. How do I schedule it?

To schedule an examination in December (subject to availability), please contact PSI at 800-733-9267 or at https://candidate.psiexams.com/ .

How much will my examinations cost?

Fees for prelicense examinations beginning in 2019 are listed below. Please note that if you need to re-take an examination, a separate fee is required.


Appraiser

Real Property Appraiser-Certified General

$25.00

Real Property Appraiser-Certified Residential

$25.00

Real Property Appraiser-Licensed Residential

$25.00

Real Property Appraiser-Trainee

$25.00

Insurance

Adjuster-Crop

$19.00

Adjuster-Property & Casualty

$19.00

Adjuster-Workers’ Compensation

$19.00

Producer Accident & Health

$39.00

Producer Casualty

$39.00

Producer Farm Property & Liability

$19.00

Producer Life

$39.00

Producer Life Accident & Health

$39.00

Producer Personal Lines

$39.00

Producer Property

$39.00

Producer Property Casualty

$39.00

Real Estate

Abstracter

$39.00

Broker-Combo National & State

$63.00

Real Estate Broker-National

$39.00

Real Estate Broker-State Laws

$39.00

Real Estate Salesperson-Combo National & State

$63.00

Real Estate Salesperson-National

$39.00

Real Estate Salesperson-State Laws

$39.00


Will fingerprinting services for insurance and appraiser license candidates be available at the Pearson VUE test centers?

Yes. Beginning January 1, the fingerprinting fee for Minnesota insurance producer, insurance adjuster, and real property appraiser license applicants will be $67.25. This includes charges for background checks conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the FBI as well as vendor processing fees.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Commerce Department at 651-539-1599 or Pearson VUE at (833) 273-1946.

1. Schedule and Pass a Licensing Exam

Making Exam Reservations

An exam fee must be paid at the time of reservation by credit card, debit card, voucher or electronic check. You can make a reservation through the following methods:
  • Online:  www.psiexams.com
  • Phone:  (800) 733-9267
  • Fax completed Registration Form to (702) 932-2666 and call PSI after 4 business days.
  • Mail completed Registration Form and submit the appropriate exam fee to PSI Services LLC, ATTN: Examination Registration MN INS, 3210 E Tropicana * Las Vegas, NV * 89121. After 2 weeks, call PSI to schedule the exam at (800) 733-9267.

What to Bring

Two forms of current signature identification:
  • A primary ID (photograph and signature, not expired) such as a Driver’s License or Passport
  • A secondary ID (signature, not expired) such as a Debit or Credit card
You will be required to supply a copy of your Pre-licensing Certificate of Completion in order to be admitted to the exam.

Exam Procedures

  • Report to the test center 30 minutes before the exam to sign in and verify identification.
  • No talking or any other form of communication among candidates is permitted in the exam area.
  • Children, cell phones, calculators, pagers, cameras, programmable electronic devices and recording devices of any kind are NOT allowed.
  • No smoking, eating, or drinking will be allowed at the exam site.
  • Dictionaries, books, papers, or study and reference materials are NOT permitted.
  • You may not exit the building during the exam.
  • Copying or communicating exam content is a violation of PSI security policy and Section 1681.5 of the CIC. Either may result in the disqualification of exam results and lead to legal action and prosecution.
PSI exam sites have additional procedures:
  • You will have your picture taken prior to admittance into the exam.
  • You may not wear a jacket, coat or any type of hooded clothing into the exam room. Sweaters that do not have pockets are allowed.
  • You may not bring a purse or backpack into the exam room.
  • You will be asked to put these items in your vehicle. PSI only provides accordion type folders for any items. These folders are left in the lobby and PSI is not responsible for the security of those items.
  • You may not wear a wristwatch into the exam room and you will be asked to empty your pockets.

Exam Format

  • Each major line exam is given in a multiple-choice format.
  • The exam consists of two parts:
    1. The general section deals with basic insurance product knowledge
    2. The state section deals with insurance laws, rules, and regulations, and practices that are unique to Minnesota
  • Each exam contains “pretest” questions that are mixed in with the scored questions and are not identified. Pretest questions may not be covered in your educational materials and do not affect your final score!
  • The passing score required on each exam is 70%.
  • When you complete the exam, you will receive a score report marked “pass or fail”.
    • If you do not pass, you will immediately receive an unsuccessful exam results letter along with a diagnostic report indicating your strengths and weaknesses by exam portion.
    • If you pass, you will immediately receive a successful notification and performance summary on an exam results letter.
Minnesota Exam Information
Line Exam Time Total Questions
Life Producer 2 hours 75
Life, Accident & Health Producer 3 hours 135

2. Get Fingerprinted

Fingerprinting is provided at the testing center. You will pay the fingerprinting fee at the test site on the date of testing. PSI will forward your prints to the state for review. This process may take up to four weeks.

3. Apply for License

Apply for your license by completing an application at www.nipr.com.