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The following information will help you navigate the early stages of becoming a licensed agent in Virginia. We are often asked these important questions: 

    1. How much does it cost? 
    2. Where do I get started
    3. Where can I find licensing information?

    If you can't find the answer to your question below please contact: Anna McEachern, Director of Professional Development and Events Management at  or (804) 747-9300.

    1. How much does it cost to become a licensed insurance agent in Virginia? 

    Below is a basic breakdown of the cost for study materials, licensing and testing. 

    Cost to Become a Licensed Insurance Agent in Virginia *per license type

    Class Options:
       In-Person    (including book)
    $169.95 ($119.96 w. IIAV discount)
       Video on Demand
    $219.95 ($167.96 w. IIAV discount)
      License Test
      License Application$15.00
     Total: *depending on course selection*
    $200 - $400

    Are you a U.S. Veteran? The Virginia Association of Insurance Agents wants to support the individuals who have served our country by offering FREE insurance pre-licensing classes to all U.S. veterans and their spouses. Learn more HERE!

    2. Where do I get started

    You have already landed on a great resource  for information and support as you navigate this new chapter in your career. We recommend reviewing our class schedule for a session that works with your schedule. VAIA & IIAV offers both live pre-licensing classes and self-study options for you to get the knowledge you need to pass the Virginia state insurance exams for Life, Health & Annuities and/or Property & Casualty. You can view the entire course calendar HERE

    Upon completion of a pre-licensing course with the IIAV and successful passing of a license exam and fingerprint check, NEW agents will be eligible for a FREE resume listing on our Industry Career Board!

    3. Where can  I find licensing and fingerprint information?

    The State Corporation Commission's (SCC) Bureau of Insurance (Bureau) is responsible for the licensing of all Virginia agents. Prometric is the administrator for all insurance licensing exams. Exams can be taken either online with ProProctor or at Prometric Test Centers throughout Virginia. You can call Prometric at 1-866-891-6396 or go to to schedule your exam. 

    Fingerprinting is required for individuals living in Virginia who are interested in becoming licensed insurance agents in the Commonwealth. The State Corporation Commission's (SCC) Bureau of Insurance (Bureau) has contracted with Fieldprint, which provides a complete electronic fingerprinting process from collection through transmission to the FBI. The IIAV does NOT offer fingerprint or background checks. 
    For questions, contact the Bureau of Insurance Agent Licensing Section at or call 804-371-9631 or visit the SCC website. 

    4. Need to pay your license renewal fee?

    If your email is correct with the BOI, you  should receive an email 90 days before the expiration of your agent license stating you can now pay your renewal fee  Please keep in mind, your renewal fee can not be paid prior to 90 days before expiration.