COVID-19 Procedures: All business with the Commission should be through electronic filing systems, email, or by telephone. For public health safety, in-person visits to SCC offices are suspended. Filings or other deliveries are permitted by drop off at main entrance. On-site staff is minimal and processing of such deliveries may be delayed.
Insurance Agents & Agencies
Prometric is administering insurance and public adjuster licensing examinations. Pearson VUE no longer administers exams.
Remotely proctored exams are available. Prometric’s ProProctor gives candidates the ability to test at home or elsewhere.
The Bureau working with its partner Prometric continues to expand availability of insurance licensing exams. Effective June 16, 2020 Virginia test centers resume full occupancy testing in the following Virginia cities: Bristol, Chesapeake, Falls Church, Lynchburg, Richmond, and Roanoke. This means substantial testing hours and appointments opening up across June, July and beyond. Please note that appointment availability is fluid and available appointments may get consumed quickly at some test centers.
In addition, Prometric plans to deliver exams at test centers as they are able to open in the following Virginia localities: Abingdon, Alexandria, Ashburn, Chantilly, Fairfax, Glen Allen, Grundy, Herndon, Norfolk, Reston, Sterling, Virginia Beach, and Winchester.
Candidates can also take Virginia insurance exams at testing centers in Bethesda, MD; Greensboro, NC, Hyattsville, MD, Raleigh, NC; and Washington, DC.
The Virginia Licensing Information Bulletin (Bulletin) and exam Content Outlines are available on Prometric’s website.
Register for examinations administered by Prometric online or call toll free 866-891-6396.
The examination fee will be $35 for each examination.
Extended Time for Application Submissions & Processing
We have extended the timeframe for applicants to submit required documentation from 30 days to 90 days. Application processing may exceed 15 business days. To check your application status or view license/appointment information, go to License Search.
Our regulatory mission: to ensure that citizens of the Commonwealth are provided with access to adequate and reliable insurance protection; that the insurance companies selling policies are financially sound to support payment of claims; that the agents selling company policies are qualified and conduct their business according to statutory and regulatory requirements, as well as acceptable standards of conduct; and that the insurance policies are of high quality, are understandable and are fairly priced.
The Bureau licenses, regulates, investigates and examines insurance companies, agencies and agents on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Bureau of Insurance also registers, examines and investigates (title) real estate settlement agents and agencies.
8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (See scheduled closings)
State Corporation Commission
Bureau of Insurance
P.O. Box 1157
Richmond, Virginia 23218
In-State Toll-free: 1-800-552-7945
Agent Licensing: AgentLicensing@scc.virginia.gov
Bureau of Insurance
Tyler Building, 3rd floor
1300 E. Main St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219