Military Service Members & Their Families
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Virginia Insurance licensure exams are now available at over 120 Pearson VUE test centers on military installations across the globe for service members, dependents, and contractors with authorized base access. Active military personnel and their families can both take advantage of this service. Visit https://home.pearsonvue.com/military.aspx and select Virginia Insurance from the Locate on-base test centers category to locate a Pearson VUE authorized testing center.
Apply for a Virginia Insurance License
Exam Fee Reimbursement Program
The State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance received approval from the Virginia Department of Veterans Services State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training to provide licensure tests to veterans. This allows veterans who sit for certain Virginia insurance licensure examinations to be reimbursed under the GI Bill®.
Veterans may now use their GI Bill® education benefits – available through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – to pay the cost of approved licensing and certification tests, including insurance licensure examinations. Dependents of totally disabled veterans or veterans who died in service also can use this benefit under certain conditions.
Up to $2,000 can be reimbursed under the GI Bill® for each insurance licensing examination. Reimbursements are paid directly to the veteran or other eligible person after they submit proof of payment to the VA. Other fees connected with obtaining a license, such as insurance license application processing fees or costs for classes to prepare for the insurance licensing exams, are not reimbursable under the GI Bill®. Veterans can be reimbursed under the GI Bill® regardless of the number of insurance agent licensing exams they take or the number of times they take an exam.
Visit the Licensing/Registration page for information about obtaining an insurance agent license in Virginia.
Email AgentLicensing@scc.virginia.gov or call toll-free at 1-877-310-6560 or in Richmond at (804) 371-9631 if you have any insurance licensing questions.
For questions about insurance licensing examination reimbursement, visit the VA website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/licensing_certification.asp or call 888-GIBILL-1 (888-442-4551).
Continuing Education Waivers Based on Military Reserve Call-Ups to Active Duty
Due to the continuing uncertainty regarding activation of military reserve units, the Virginia Insurance Continuing Education Board (Board) will continue its policy and procedures for granting partial or full waivers of CE requirements for those unable to complete CE requirements for the current biennium because of such military call-ups. If the licensee was unable to complete all or part of the CE requirements for the current biennium as a result of being called to active duty, then the Board is willing to consider granting a full or partial waiver. Licensees who believe they may qualify for this type of waiver should contact the CE program administrator Pearson VUE at VirginiaInsuranceCE@pearson.com or 877-234-6093 as soon as possible to find out what type of documentation will be required to demonstrate that they are entitled to such a waiver. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Important Information for Military Service Members & Their Families
2008-03 - Rules Governing Military Sales Practices (14 VAC 5-420-10 et. seq.)
2002-01 - Procedures To Recognize Military Call-Up To Active Duty - Agent Licensing and Agent Appointment Processes