INSTRUCTIONS FOR GETTING LICENSED
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Applying for your license
You need to go to www.nipr.com to apply for your license. You do NOT have to apply before you take the state exam but I would HIGHLY recommend that you do.
Signing up for the State exam.
You need to go to www.psiexams.com to register and schedule for your exam. You will need the info found on the Provider Name and Number page. PSI has a 2 step process for taking the state exam.
Step 1. Register for the exam
Here you will be asked to log in to www.psiexams.com and create a username and a password. You will then be instructed to register for your exam. This is where you will pay your $40 and set up which exam you will be taking. Once PSI accepts your payment they will tell you that you have successfully REGISTERED for the exam.
Step 2. Schedule for the exam.
Here you will be asked about your zip code and then given various testing centers available throughout Michigan and the U.S. It is here that you will have the opportunity to pick a date and time to actually take the state exam. YOU CANNOT SCHEDULE UNTIL YOU HAVE REGISTERED!!!!!
HOW DOES ALL THIS WORK
If you want to receive an insurance license you must do the following 3 things:
1. Apply for the license and pass the state of Michigan’s background check.
2. Complete my self study program
3. Pass the state exam.
In order to complete my program you must pass the final exams. If you are taking Property/Casualty then there is just one final that is 100 questions long. If you are taking Life/Accident and Health then you must pass 2 finals each 60 questions long.
YOU MUST PASS THESE FINALS BEFORE TAKING THE STATE EXAM. THE FINALS NOT THE SIR MIX A LOT QUIZZES!!!!!!!!
When you go to register at www.psiexams.com they will want the provider info and the course numbers, which is found on the Provider Info page on this website. PSI will also ask you about your completion date. They are trying to verify that you will be completing your self study BEFORE you take the state exam. The date you give them doesn’t really matter because PSI will never check. I have NO contact with PSI so don’t worry about whether or not I will notify the state before you take the state exam.
NOTE* you only have 1 year from the date you pass my final to pass the state exam. So when you report your completion to me make sure you give me the exact date you passed the final. I will verify it before uploading your info to the state of Michigan
So that means you can register and schedule for the exam ANYTIME you want, yes even before you complete the class.
ONCE YOU PASS YOUR FINAL/FINALS YOU MUST NOTIFY ME!!!!!!!!
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I will need the following information from you:
The final you passed, was it P&C or L&H
Your first name as it appears on your driver’s license
Your last name as it appears on your driver’s license
MIDDLE NAMES ARE NOT WANTED OR NEEDED!!!!!
Your last 4 digits of your social security number
Your full birth date.
YOU NO LONGER NEED A PAPER CERTIFICATE NO MATTER WHAT PSI MAY TELL YOU!!!!!!!
How this all works, NOBODY and I mean NOBODY is going to check whether you completed your pre-licensing until AFTER you pass the state exam. I have NO contact with PSI at all. There is NOTHING that I do that would stop you from taking the state exam. So there is NOTHING that I absolutely have to do before you take the state exam. Once you notify me with your info we are good!!!!
Once you pass the state exam, then PSI will notify the state that you have successfully passed the exam. It is then that the state will look to see if there is a license pending. That is why applying for your license ahead of time is a good idea, because it speeds up the process. It is THEN and ONLY THEN the state will check to see if you completed your pre-licensing program of study. That is where I come in. I upload the information you give to me to the state. It usually takes about a week to 10 days after you pass for all this to happen.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU PASS THE STATE EXAM BUT DIDN’T CONTACT ME FIRST?
Nothing, just contact me with the info I need and I will upload it to the state. As long as I can show that you completed your final/finals BEFORE you took and passed the state exam then everything will be a-ok.
WHAT IF YOU CONTACTED ME AND THE STATE TELLS YOU, THAT YOU DIDN’T COMPLETE MY PRE-LICENSING?
Everything will still be OK. I might have missed your e-mail or I might have transposed a letter or number. It can be easily corrected by a couple of e-mails. Again WHEN I upload you to the state is unimportant just so long as when I do I can show that you passed your finals BEFORE passing the state exam.
So to recap: PASSING THE FINALS BEFORE TAKING THE STATE EXAM IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO!!!!!!!
NOBODY WILL CHECK ON ANY OF THIS UNTIL AFTER YOU PASS THE STATE EXAM!!!!!!!
(SO SCHEDULE TO YOUR HEART’S CONTENT)
YOU MUST SEND ME THE INFORMATION I REQUESTED OR THE STATE WILL NOT ISSUE YOU A LICENSE!!!!!
ANY GLITCHES IN THE SYSTEM CAN BE REPAIRED AS LONG AS YOU PASSED MY FINAL/FINALS BEFORE TAKING AND PASSING THE STATE EXAM. IF YOU DIDN’T PASS THE FINAL/FINALS BEFORE TAKING AND PASSING THE STATE EXAM THEN YOU WILL NEED TO RETAKE AND PASS THE STATE EXAM.
I took Uncle Bill's P&C course last week and passed the state exam with ease this week. He teaches the concepts in ways that you will retain it for the state exam. He is an awesome instructor and I highly recommend taking this course!