We are an insurance licensing education school approved by the North Carolina Department of Insurance. We conduct insurance classes in the following areas: Property, Casualty, Life, Accident and Health, Adjusters, and Medicare/Long Term Care.
What is the first step to obtain my insurance license?
NC requires each licensing applicant (with the exception of adjusters) to pass an approved licensing pretest as part of all classroom and self-study courses. Students must receive a minimum score of 70% to receive their Exam Admission Ticket. If for some reason, an applicant fails the prelicensing test, they will need to make arrangements to retake the pretest at a later date.
What can I expect in the Prelicensing classroom course?
NC law requires students enrolled in any prelicensing courses to attend the full number of prescribed classroom hours for each license type, attendance is not optional. Please plan to stay the entire week. The only exception is for adjusters, who are not required to complete a prelicensing course to sit for the exam.
Please turn off all electronic devices or “silent”mode. Do not read newspapers or other unrelated materials during class, do not carry on conversations with fellow participants during any presentation. Any person found to be violating this policy will be dismissed. No refunds.
There is also a no solicitation policy. In order to provide a distraction-free environment for our attendees, we do not allow solicitations by attendees or unauthorized parties without the express written permission. This will also apply to any employment recruitment activities or exhibits. Also included are unauthorized literature, signs, flyers, tickets etc.
How long does the Exam Admission Ticket remain valid?
Once a student has successfully completed the prelicensing course, this ticket will need to be taken to the state licensing exam. The ticket is valid for 90 days from the date it was issued OR 5 test attempts, whichever comes first.
How old do I have to be to obtain an Insurance license?
In NC, you must be at least 18 years old to obtain a license.
What is the Licensing Application that I have to complete to obtain a license?
NC requires that all applicants seeking a license for any insurance or adjuster’s license file an application with the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR) and pay all fees. To complete the licensing application, visit www.nipr.com
Do I need to file a Licensing Application for each license?
Yes. Applications must be filed individually for each license sought, or one application may be filed for multiple licenses (as long as each will be completed within 6 months). Keep in mind: If only one application is filed for multiple licenses, NIPR will not issue any licenses to the application until they have passed all exams. Also, any fees that are paid are nonrefundable.
Once I have completed my Licensing Application, what happens next?
You will receive an email from the NIPR confirming the application has been received pretty quickly. Once your application has been reviewed, this could take a few days, you will receive a second email containing the Transaction Code needed to make a state exam reservation with Pearson Vue. You will not be able to make an exam reservation with Pearson Vue until you have your Transaction Code.
Do I need to be fingerprinted in order to obtain an insurance license?
Per NC regulations, fingerprinting is required only for the first license obtained, even if you have previously been fingerprinted for other reasons. If fingerprinting is required, you will be notified by email after submitting your application. Be sure to follow these directions carefully.
Where can I take my Licensing exams?
NC Pearson Vue testing centers are located in Winston-Salem, Asheville, Charlotte, Greenville, Raleigh, Statesville, and Wilmington.
Before making my exam reservation, what steps do I need to make sure are done?
Complete your licensing application and receive your email authorization from Pearson VUE, then you may visit www.pearsonvue.com/nc/insurance to make your exam reservation. Applicants can also contact Pearson Vue with questions about an examination at 800-274-0668.
What do I need to bring with me to the testing center?
You must bring one government-issued form of ID that includes a photo and a signature (passport, driver’s license) and one form of ID with an official signature (credit card or debit card, social security card).
What should I expect on my state examination day?
Directions to testing centers can be found in the back of your Candidate Guide. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled exam(s). Up to two licensing exams may be taken in one day; exams will be administered back to back.
It is recommended that you can complete the optional computer tutorial. Once you have finished your exam, Pearson Vue will grade it onsite. Applicants typically receive their licenses by email within 48 hours of passing their exams (provided they have done the fingerprinting).
How many questions are on the licensing exams, and how long do I have to complete them?
Most of your exams are 60 multiple-choice questions, and you have 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete each exam. The Adjuster exam is 120 multiple-choice questions, and you have 2 hours and 15 minutes to complete this exam.
Can Tammie D’Allura Insurance Educators able to assist me in finding a job in the industry?
NC prohibits us from assisting students with job placements.
Can Tammie D’Allura Insurance Educators teach a Prelicensing or CE classes at my office?
Absolutely. We can teach both prelicensing and CE courses in your office setting. An example of a CE class would be the required flood and ethics class to your group. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I purchase additional books, flashdrives, flashcards, At a Glance sheets by themselves?
What do I need to do to keep my insurance license active?
Every agent and adjuster licensed in the state of NC must complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education every 2 years to maintain licensure. Please visit www.tdinsuranceeducators.com for details on the continuing education process. You may also contact Pearson Vue at email@example.com.
What are some important numbers to keep in mind if I need additional help?
Our telephone number: 336-460-7979
Our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our website: www.tdinsuranceeducators.com
Our school code: 4230
NIPR Application information helpline: 855-674-6477
NIPR website: www.nipr.com
Pearson VUE Reservation Call Center: 800-274-0668
Pearson VUE website: www.pearsonvue.com/nc/insurance