Getting your Wyoming insurance license is the first step to becoming an insurance agent in Wyoming. Whether you’re interested in selling property and casualty insurance, life insurance, health insurance, or any combination of those lines of authority, this article has the information you need to get started.

    The Wyoming Department of Insurance has a 6-step process to getting your insurance license. We’ll walk you through step-by-step; from the license application to insurance test prep, to the Wyoming insurance exam, and beyond.

    This guide has everything you need to know to get your Wyoming insurance license quickly and easily.

     

    How To Get Your Wyoming Insurance License

    Getting your insurance license in Wyoming is easy! Just follow our step-by-step guide. Be sure to bookmark this page so that you can visit it again throughout this process.

     

    Step 1

    Step 1. Which Insurance Licenses Do You Need?

    The first step to getting your insurance license is choosing which licenses you need. The most common licenses new insurance agents get are the property & casualty license (P&C)life and health insurance license (L&H).

    The types of insurance products and policies you’ll be selling will determine which licenses you need. Here are some examples of the types of policies you can market with each license:

     

    Most insurance agents and producers choose to get both P&C and L&H licenses, but if you plan on specializing in only one category then you don’t need every license.

    Insurance adjusters require a separate license. You can find more information on becoming an insurance adjuster here: Wyoming Insurance Adjuster License

    Note:

    If you plan on specializing as a life insurance agent, then you may also need to hold a certain FINRA securities license.

     

    Step 2Step 2. Wyoming Insurance Pre-Exam Education

    After you’ve determined which licenses you need, it’s time to begin studying for the Wyoming insurance exams.

    Wyoming does not require you to take a certain amount of pre-license credits before testing. This means that studying for your exam is 100% up to you.

    Most folks choose to take an insurance pre-license course online. These courses are created specifically to give you the skills you need to pass the test. Others purchase books or other self-study tools to prepare themselves.

    It’s wise to take a week or so to dedicate to your study of this exam. If you don’t feel as though you’re a strong test taker, take a little longer, but don’t let it drag out for long. We want you to pass your test the first time you take it, and we know that you can do it.

    Recommended Course

    For insurance license exam courses and study tools, StateRequirement recommends: Kaplan Education Company

     

    Step 3Step 3. Wyoming Insurance License Exam

    The next step after completing all of your pre-license coursework or self-study is to take the insurance exam. You will take one exam for each combined line of insurance you wish to carry. The Property and Casualty lines are combined into one exam. The same is true for the Life and Accident, Health, Sickness, and Disability lines.

    This is a proctored test, which means that you will be in a controlled environment with a person watching over you. For people who haven’t tested in a situation like this should be aware of this fact, and work on taming their nerves prior to sitting for the exam.

    The fee for each attempt of the exams is as follows:

    • Life & Accident & Health: $113
    • Property & Casualty: $113
    • Life: $96
    • Accident and Health: $96
    • Property: $96
    • Casualty: $96

    When you arrive you must have a photo ID any other documents that the testing facility has asked you to bring.

    Each exam is broken down into two sections: general knowledge and state-specific. They each contain one hundred thirty-five (135) questions.

    Pearson Vue offers content outlines for each of the exams. Be sure to study them before you attempt the test.

    To explain the scoring, we will quote the Pearson Vue Wyoming Insurance Licensing Candidate Handbook:

    The passing score of an examination was set by the Wyoming Insurance Department (in conjunction with Pearson VUE) after a comprehensive study was completed for each examination. You need to answer 70% of questions correctly in order to pass the examination.

     

    Check out our Insurance Exam Guide. It’s extremely in-depth, and will hopefully help you pass the first time.

     

    Insurance license tests are intentionally difficult, but not impossible by any means. You should study to the point of comfortability with the information before you attempt the test. Failing the exam isn’t the end of the world, but keep in mind that you will need to pay the fee each time you attempt the test.

    Tip:

    StateRequirement recommends that you study for one exam at a time, then after passing, starting on your next line. The exams are difficult enough on their own without confusing information from one line to another.

    Check out our review of the Kaplan Insurance Course.

    You may register to take your exams and find more information on the Pearson Vue Wyoming Insurance page.

     

    Step 4Step 4. Wyoming Insurance License Application

    After you have completed your exams, the next step is to apply for your license. If you have more than one line of authority that you have taken the education for, be sure to apply for all of those lines.

    The fee for an online application is $100 for Property and Casualty, and $100 for Life and Accident, Health, Sickness, and Disability. There is also a fee of $39 for the fingerprinting that you will pay with the application.

    Apply for your license online with the Sircon Wyoming Insurance website.

     

    Step 5Step 5. Fingerprinting And Background Check

    The State of Wyoming requires that all insurance license applications provide fingerprints prior to licensing. Giving your fingerprints will initiate a background check. If you have any prior misdemeanors or felonies, this may affect the outcome of your licensing efforts. For more information on this topic, call the Department of Insurance at (307) 777-7319 or email the department.

    After submitting your application, the licensing department will send you a fingerprint packet with instructions on how to complete the fingerprint requirement.

    You will take this packet to your nearest law enforcement agency. They will perform the fingerprinting and may charge a fee for doing so. After you complete your appointment, you will send the completed packet back to the licensing department.

    The fee for fingerprint services is $39, but you paid this fee with your license application.

     

    Step 6Step 6. Application Review

    Once you have submitted your application and passed your exams, your license application will be reviewed by the state. Your background check will also be reviewed.

    If everything is to acceptable standards your license should be issued quickly. If there are any items from your background check that need to be reviewed, it may slow down the process of issuance. If this is the case, the state may contact you to provide context to the issues that they have run into.

    It normally takes about two weeks for the review of your application to be completed. When your license is issued you will receive a confirmation email from Sircon. The license department will also send you a hard copy of your license in the mail, but you don’t need to wait for this to transact business.

     

    Congratulations!

    You’ve done the work, put in the time and effort, and now hold the key to your own success!  We’re proud of you. Take five (5) minutes and celebrate.




    After Getting Your Wyoming Insurance License

    Once you’ve passed your exams and completed the licensing application, you are now a licensed insurance agent in Wyoming. A common question we hear is, “I have my insurance license, now what?” Here are a few things you can do or need to know:




    Wyoming Department Of Insurance Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    Wyoming Insurance Department
    106 East 6th Avenue
    Cheyenne, Wyoming  82001

    Phone: (307) 777-7319

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: http://www.doi.wyo.gov/

    License Search: Wyoming Insurance License Search and Lookup

     

    Wyoming Insurance License FAQ

    How long is the insurance license period in Wyoming?

    Two years. Learn more here: Wyoming Insurance License Renewal

     

    How long does it take to get an insurance license in Wyoming?

    2-8 weeks. The bulk of the time is spent studying for your Wyoming insurance exam. Some people study for as little as one week and feel comfortable taking the exam. We recommend you take whatever amount of time you need to feel comfortable with the material. Check out our guide: How to Pass the Insurance Exam

     

    How much does the Wyoming insurance license cost?

    The total cost for your insurance course, application, and exam will be about $375. If you don’t pass the exam the first time, add $113 for each subsequent attempt.

     

    How do I get a life insurance license in Wyoming?

    Follow the steps above. The licensing process is the same for all insurance agent and producer licenses.

     

    How do I get a property and casualty license in Wyoming?

    Follow the steps above. The licensing process is the same for all insurance agent and producer licenses.




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