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How to Pass the Utah Insurance Licensing Exam

**IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION**

Insurance exams in Utah are administered through Prometric. You can take your exam in person at one of several testing locations. Or, you can take a remotely proctored exam online through ProProctor™. When you take the test online a proctor (agent) will monitor you throughout the exam and be available to answer questions. Learn more about what to expect with remotely proctored exams, and then schedule your exam.

Prometric is now operating in-person testing centers at full capacity in these Utah cities: Lindon, St. George, and Taylorsville. They will resume testing at full capacity at their Salt Lake City testing center location on 09/04/2020.

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Congratulations on your decision to get your insurance license in Utah! The insurance industry is one of most lucrative and enduring industries in the country. As an insurance producer, you’ll likely have a secure career for years to come.

If you’re getting licensed for the first time you probably have plenty of questions about how to prepare for your licensing exam, what questions will be on the test, where to take the exam, and more.

America’s Professor has been helping students prepare for their insurance licensing exams for more than 30 years. Our courses include engaging and informative video lectures, a comprehensive textbook, and plenty of Utah insurance license practice tests to help you prepare for your exam. We’ve compiled a list of common questions and answers about how to pass your insurance exam below. If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to call us—we’re here to help.

Is there a pre-licensing course requirement in Utah?

The Utah Insurance Department does not require you to take a pre-licensing course prior to taking your insurance licensing exam, but you will greatly improve your chances of passing on the first try by taking an exam prep course. Here is a list of education providers, including yours truly, America’s Professor. our reviews on Indeed.

A qualified insurance exam prep provider, like America’s Professor, will explain complicated insurance concepts and terminology in detail and make sure you’re armed with all the information you need to pass.

 

What kinds of questions do they put on the Utah insurance test?

All the questions on the Utah insurance exam are multiple choice. That means you won’t encounter any fill-in-the-blank questions or need to prepare yourself for any long-winded answers. Still, you should expect the questions to be challenging.

The questions are pulled from a large pool—that means no two students will have the same exact questions on their exam. Our students report that the tests are usually heavy on terminology and numbers (e.g., dollar amounts, time periods, etc.). You can expect around a third of the questions to focus on terminology, a third on number/day questions, and a third on situational questions, where you reason through a situation.

Here’s an example of the kinds of questions you might see:

If a policy is determined to be a Modified Endowment Contract (MEC), funds received under the policy will be:

 

  1. Subject to a 20% surrender charge
  2. Tax-deferred until retirement
  3. Principal, so there is no tax liability
  4. Considered taxable income first

Not all questions will be this challenging, but many will be. You simply cannot know the answers to the exam questions without studying. Taking an insurance exam prep course can mean the difference between passing and failing.

Review the Utah test content outlines here: https://candidate.psiexams.com/bulletin/display_bulletin.jsp?ro=yes&actionname=83&bulletinid=708&bulletinurl=.pdf

 

What score do I need to pass the Utah insurance exam?

There are two parts to each insurance licensing exam: a national section and a state-specific section. You’ll need a passing score of 70% on both parts—scores for the two parts are not averaged together.

Combined line exams (e.g., Life & Accident & Health, Property & Casualty, etc.) have 100 questions, and you’ll have 150 minutes to complete them (see chart below).

 

Are questions grouped by category?

Questions are randomly mixed—they’re not grouped by category. Our students have never reported this to be a problem.

 

What insurance exams are given in Utah, what do they cost, and how long are they?

AVAILABLE EXAMS

Exam Code Exam NameExam FeeNo of QuestionsTime Limit
1701Producer’s Life Exam$321002 hours
1702Producer’s Accident and Health Exam$321002 hours
1703Producer’s Combined Life, Accident and Health Exam$441502.5 hours
1704Producer’s Combined Property and Casualty Exam$441502.5 hours
1709Consultant’s Combined Life, Accident and Health Exam$441502.5 hours
1710Consultant’s Combined Property and Casualty Exam$441502.5 hours
1711Adjuster’s Property and Casualty Exam$321502.5 hours
1712Adjuster’s Accident and Health Exam$321002 hours
1713Producer’s Title Marketing Representative Exam$32501 hour
1714Producer’s Title Examination Exam$321002 hours
1716Producer’s Title Escrow Exam$321002 hours
1719Utah Laws and Regulations Exam$32501 hour
1720Producer’s Personal Lines Exam$321002 hours
1721Surplus Lines Producer Exam$32601 hour
1722Producer’s Property Exam$321002 hours
1723Producer’s Casualty Exam$321002 hours
1724Consultant’s Life Exam$321002 hours
1725Consultant’s Accident and Health Exam$321002 hours
1726Adjuster’s Crop Exam$32601 hour
1727Adjuster’s Workers Compensation Exam$32601 hour
1728Consultant’s Property Exam$321002 hours
1729Consultant’s Casualty Exam$321002 hours
Fingerprint$6

Utah insurance licensing exams are administered through Prometric. You can take your exam in person at one of several testing locations. Or, you can take a remotely proctored exam online through ProProctor™. When you take the test online, a proctor (agent) will monitor you throughout the exam and be available to answer questions. Learn more about what to expect with remotely proctored exams, then schedule your exam.

 

Where can I take the Utah insurance exam?

You may take your exam in person at any of Prometric’s test centers. There are four locations in Utah (see the chart below). Test center locations are subject to change. Be sure to verify the address of and directions to your destination before you leave for your exam. To check for locations closest to you (even out of state) see here or call 800.853.5448.

 

How much is the Utah insurance license fee?

The fee for Producer, Adjuster, and Consultant licenses is $75. The fee for limited lines licenses (e.g., Crop) is $50. The fee for adding a line of authority is $25.

 

How do I sign up for fingerprinting/background check and what is the fee?

The Utah Insurance Department requires all individuals applying for a resident insurance license to be fingerprinted.

Fingerprinting must be done at a Prometric test center, using “live scan” technology, which digitally captures and transmits the fingerprints to the Utah Department of Public Safety, Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Fingerprinting is not required for resident licensees, adding a line of authority to an existing license—only for initial licensees.

If the license type you are applying for requires an examination (Resident Consultant, Resident Producer, Resident Surplus Lines Producer, Resident Independent Adjuster, Resident Public Adjuster), the process is as follows:

  • Immediately after passing the exam, use the kiosk at the test center to complete your license application online via Sircon or NIPR. The license application will include a fingerprint submission fee of $28.25, which you must pay by credit card during the online license application process. Print out your Sircon or NIPR confirmation page, which you will need to show to the test center supervisor as proof you have paid the FBI/BCI fees in order to be fingerprinted.
  • Pay the separate Prometric fingerprint processing fee ($6.00) by clicking here or by calling 888.226.8740. (We recommend you do not pay Prometric’s $6.00 fingerprint processing fee until after you have passed your licensing exam, as you will not be fingerprinted if you do not pass your exam and all fees are non-refundable.)
  • Show the test center supervisor your passing score report and your payment confirmation, and your fingerprints will then be scanned.
  • Fingerprint results will be returned to the Utah Insurance Department. The Department will evaluate the results and the license application prior to issuing any license.

If the license type you are applying for does not require a Utah examination (Resident Limited Lines Producer, Bail Bond, Managing General Agent, Reinsurance Intermediary, Third Party Administrator, Navigator), the process is as follows:

  • Schedule a fingerprint appointment and pay Prometric’s $6 fingerprint processing fee online by clicking here or by calling 888.226.8740 before arriving at the test center for fingerprinting. Test centers are not able to accept this processing fee at the test site.
  • Apply for the license online from your home or office at https://www.sircon.com/landingPages/states/utah/content.jsp or https://nipr.com/ before arriving at the test center for fingerprinting. You can also apply online using a kiosk at the test center if you arrive a few minutes before your fingerprinting appointment. Payment for both the license application fee and fingerprint submission fee ($28.25) must be made by credit card during the online license application process.
  • Upon completing the online application, print out the Sircon confirmation page as proof you have paid the FBI/BCI fees. Show the test center supervisor your payment confirmation to have your fingerprints scanned.
  • Fingerprint results will be returned to the Department. The Department will evaluate the results and the license application prior to issuing any license.

 

Which Utah insurance test is the toughest?

Each test is challenging in its own way. Between the Property exam and Casualty exam, the Property exam is usually easier since it deals with less complicated issues like fires and floods. Between the Life exam and the Accident & Health exam, the Life exam is easier since Life insurance is more straightforward and less complicated than Health and Accident insurance.

The best way to ensure you pass on the first try is to be well-prepared, whether you’re going for your property and casualty license in Utah, your life and health license in Utah, or another license. A exam prep course can help.

 

Will I have adequate time to complete the Utah insurance test?

You will have between one and two-and-a-half hours to complete the exam, depending on which exam you’re taking. Our students have never reported not being able to finish in the allotted time.

 

Is the Utah insurance exam still given by the “paper and pencil” method?

No, you will take the test on a computer. Your exam will be scored right after you finish. You will know your score on the spot, but you will not receive a copy of your exam showing which specific answers you got wrong, even if you don’t pass.

 

What is the best test prep method for the Utah insurance exam?

There is no substitute for knowing the material. The best way to prepare is by taking an insurance pre-licensing course with a reputable insurance test prep provider like America’s Professor.

We have more than 30 years of experience teaching students just like you. Our courses combine “better-than-live” online lectures with a comprehensive textbook and practice tests to arm you with all the information you’ll need to pass on the first try.

 

What if I fail the Utah insurance exam?

If you fail the exam, you can retake it. Prometric’s system takes 24-48 hours to update with exam results. Until this update finishes, the system will not allow you to re-register for the same exam. Be sure to wait at least 24 hours from the time you took the exam before you attempt to register and schedule again. If you still cannot register after 48 hours have passed, contact Prometric Candidate Care at (800) 813-6737.

If you didn’t take a pre-licensing course with America’s Professor or another company before taking the exam, we strongly recommend that you enroll in an exam prep course before retaking the exam. This will help you get well prepared for your second go-around. View our Utah courses.

 

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[…] Pass your exam and apply for your license. Once you’ve passed your exam, you’ll need to get fingerprinted at the PSI exam center and apply for your Utah license. For more information about testing centers, getting fingerprinted, and associated fees, click here. […]

Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown
10 months ago

which test do I need to take for the bailbonds licensure?



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