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How to get an Insurance License in Wisconsin

Licensing Information

Licensing Steps

Studying for Exam

Scheduling the Exam

Parts of the Exam

Renewal Information

How to Renew

Continue Education

Expired License

Nonresident License

Q: What type of insurance license is needed to offer Medicare plans in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin Accident and Health Insurance Producer license

Q: What are the Licensing Steps in Wisconsin?

Step 1: Complete a prelicensing course that has been approved by the Department of Insurance. Once you have completed your course, ExamFX will issue a certificate of completion which you may download and print from your online ExamFX account. Certificate population may be delayed by a short period time due to need for proctor validation.

Step 2: Schedule your fingerprinting reservation with Fieldprint. Use the code FPWIOCIINSURANCE when scheduling your appointment.

Step 3: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, PSI You may also schedule over the phone at (888) 818-5805. Your exam may be taken at a physical PSI examination center or via a remote online proctored

Exam Fee: $88

Step 4: Take and pass your state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment you must bring with you one valid (non-expired) form of government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.) which must contain your name and photograph. You must also bring with you your certificate of completion. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.
You must get 70% correct to pass the examination. Your score will be displayed on screen at the end of the examination and a score report will be emailed to you.

Step 5: Apply for your license. Wisconsin resident applicants may use the online application service at NIPR. You must wait 48-72 hours after passing the examination before submitting the electronic application.

License Fee: $35

Q: How do I study for my health insurance license exam in Wisconsin?

Prelicensing courses are designed to cover everything you’ll need to know for the exam. There are several great options online for prelicensing courses and we highly recommend ExamFX.

Q: How do I schedule to take my health insurance exam in Wisconsin?

Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, PSI You may also schedule over the phone at (888) 818-5805. Your exam may be taken at a physical PSI examination center or via a remote online proctored

Exam Fee: $88

Q: Are there different parts to the health insurance exam?

  • Insurance Regulation
  • General Insurance
  • Accident and Health Insurance Basics
  • Disability Income and Related Insurance
  • Medical Plans
  • Group Accident and Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Federal Tax Considerations for Accident and Health Insurance

Q: How do I apply for a nonresident health insurance license in Wisconsin?

Click here to confirm active resident license in your home state for the lines of authority that you wish to apply for in Wisconsin. Apply online at Nipr choose the license type that corresponds with what you hold in your resident state.

Applicants Please Read: Once your application has been submitted to the State of Wisconsin, you will have 90 days to submit any required information/requirements. Failure to supply the required documentation will cause your application to be CLOSED as EXPIRED. Fees are non-refundable.

Non-Resident License Fee: $70

Q: How do I renew my health insurance license in Wisconsin?

Resident and Nonresident licenses expire every two years on the last day of the licensee’s birth month. It is possible that licensees may be given longer than the required minim​um of 24 months. For example, if an agent applies for a license March 1, 2016, with a birth date of January 30, 2016, the agent’s license will expire January 31, 2019. Agent licenses are available to renew 60 days prior to the license expiration date.

Attention Agents: Beginning February 1, 2021, renewal notifications will be sent only by email to the business email address on file within 60 days of a licensee’s expiration date. You may refer to the bulletin​ that was issued November 25, 2020 for additional details.

Resident Renewal Fee: $35

Nonresident agents wishing to renew their license must update contact information and email at Nipr BEFORE renewing online, hold a reciprocal license in their home state. Partial renewals are not allowed. Non-residents must use their National Producer Number (NPN) when renewing. Click here to lookup NPN. Wisconsin is now using only the NPN as your license and National Producer Number.

Non-Resident Renewal fee: $70

Q: What do I do if my health insurance license has expired in Wisconsin?

Expired for 12+ months
A resident or nonresident agent whose license has been expired more than 12 months must re-apply for new licensure via NIPR and pay a licensing fee of $75 per line of authority.

Expired for less than 12 months
A resident or nonresident agent whose license has been expired for less than 12 months must select “Apply for License” when reinstating online via NIPR and pay a reinstatement fee of $140.

**Any nonresident agent whose license is revoked by Wisconsin for failing to pay delinquent taxes or child support must obtain the Resident/Nonresident Reinstat​ement Paper Application and submit along with payment to the Commissioner’s office.

**Applicants Please Read: Once your application has been submitted to the State of Wisconsin, you will have 90 days to submit any required information/requirements. Failure to supply the required documentation will cause your application to be CLOSED as EXPIRED. Fees are non-refundable.

Q: What do I do for Continuing Education to keep my health insurance license in Wisconsin?

CE Guidelines

Producers in Wisconsin are required to take 24 hours of CE, including 3 hours of ethics, every 2 year license term. Students may take an approved course in any line of authority to obtain their Continuing Education credits, but it is recommended that they take courses pertaining to their license type.

Credits Carried Over

No credits can be carried over into the next license term

Repeated Courses

A course cannot be repeated for credit more than once in a 2 year license term.

Non-Producers

Nonresident Producers are not required to comply with Wisconsin’s CE requirements if they have completed CE in their home state and remain in good standing.