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FAQs – Producer Licensing Exam Changes (Pearson Vue Testing)

FAQs – Producer Licensing Exam Changes (Pearson Vue Testing)

What are the changes to the exam?

1. Candidates are now required to pass two individual examinations to apply for a license:

  • General examination
  • State examination

2. Online, proctored examinations are now offered through OnVUE.


When do the changes go into effect?

1. Registration begins on Monday, July 19, 2021 for the new online proctored exams.
2. Registered candidates may begin taking exams on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

What is the price per exam?


If I am now required to take two exams will I have to pay for two separate exams?

Yes. Each examination is priced at $92.
Please note: Candidates will receive a discount of $92, IF the two required exams are processed on the same order. The discount only applies to 2 examinations for the same insurance product line, on the same order. If you order the General examination and State examination separately, you will be charged $92 for each examination.

Has the content and content outlines of the exams changed?

No, content and content outlines remain the same. Exam content is not impacted by these changes to examinations.

If I'm taking two exams, can I schedule to take them at different dates and times?

Yes. Although two examinations can be processed on the same order, scheduling of the examinations is done separately.

If I'm taking two exams, can I mix the delivery mode between test center and online proctoring?

Yes. A test center exam can be paired with an online proctored exam.
For example, GEN-Life01 IL Life Producer (test center exam) can be matched with OPSTATE-Life01 IL Life Producer State – OnVUE.

Are there examinations that I must take at a Test Center?



1. Candidates can take up to two examinations at one session. This is referred to as 'back-to-back' scheduling and can only be applied with Test Center bookings. Back-to-back scheduling is not available with online proctoring (OnVUE).
2. All Spanish exams must be scheduled at a Test Center. Spanish exams are not currently available with online proctoring.
3. Candidates with special needs and requiring an accommodation to be granted by Pearson VUE must take their examination at a Test Center.

Are there examinations that do not require candidates to take a separate General and State examination?

The Public Adjuster and Motor Vehicle examinations are just one examination with both the General and State sections contained within the one exam.