Illinois Licensing

Step 1: XCEL does not offer the Illinois pre-license course. lllinois candidates will fill out the attached order form and email it to (this email is also on the order form). The team typically processes orders the same business day. Then, the candidates will immediately receive their receipt and welcome email with login link & instructions to get them started.

ORDER FORM – Illinois Insurance Education

Step 2: Schedule your exam with your state’s testing provider, Pearson VUE. The fastest way to schedule your exam is to do so online. You can also schedule your exam over the phone at (800) 274-0402. Your exam fee is $103.

Step 3: Take and pass you state licensing exam. On the day of your appointment you must bring with you two valid forms of government issued identification (driver’s license, passport, military I.D., etc.) one of which must contain your name and photograph. You must also supply a copy of a signed Prelicense Course Certificate issued by your provider. You will not be able to take your exam if these requirements are not met.

Upon completion, you will receive a score report marked “pass” or “fail.” If you pass your score report will include information on applying for your license.

Step 4: Apply for your license. You must wait at least 5 days after passing the licensing exam before you may apply for your license. Once you have waited the necessary amount of time, apply online with NIPR.

Step 5: Maintain your license by being aware of your continuing education requirements. Most insurance licenses must be maintained by completing a certain number of credit hours of continuing education each licensing period.