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California State Licensing

Total cost to get your state license in California:

Exam Fee: $98

Permanent Licensing Fee: $188

Fingerprinting: $68.95

NIPR/Sircon Transaction Fee: $5

Total Cost For Licensing: $359.95

California is a restricted state.

This means that you have to finish the study material before scheduling your state exam.


Step 1: Fingerprinting

California residents should get their fingerprints done ASAP! Click the button below to get information on scheduling your appointment, what you need to bring, when you pay the fees, and where the fingerprinting sites are.

Step 2: Finish Online Course/Study Materials

The online course we use is called Xcel. Click the button below to get directions on how to set up your account. You need a password to access the study material. Please ask your direct

manager to provide that password. DO NOT share it with anyone.

Step 3: Schedule Your Exam

Once you've completed your study materials, print out the certificate of completion. (You need to bring it with you when you take your exam.)

Now it's time to schedule your exam! This is when you'll pay the exam fees. Make sure you schedule your exam as soon as possible! Click the button below to go to your state's preferred testing provider.


Click the link below. Then click "Schedule an Exam". Under Select Organization, you're going to select "CA Department of Insurance". Then under Select Test, select


Testing Provider: PSI

Phone Number: 833-518-7456

Step 4: Apply For Your License

Congratulations on passing your state exam! Time to apply for your license! This is when you'll pay for your permanent licensing fee and the transaction fee.

Department of Insurance

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