What are the state exams like? What do I need to score in order to pass?
The California State exam for 52 and 40 hour courses contain 150 multiple choice questions. For Limited Lines Auto and Personal Lines courses the exam is 60 multiple choice questions and for Life only and Accident and Health the exam is 75 multiple choice questions. You must receive a score of at least 60% in order to pass the exam. You may retake the exam 2 consecutive times and then must wait 30 days to sit for the exam on your 3rd attempt. For your 4th attempt there is no waiting period. You must then wait 60 days before your 5th attempt and for your 6th attempt there is no waiting period. For Life-Only Agents and/or Accident and Health Agents, Property and Casualty Broker-Agents, Personal Lines Broker-Agents, and Limited Lines Automobile Insurance Agents only: Pursuant to Section 2182 of the California Code of Regulations if you fail or fail to appear for the examination two times, you will not be permitted to retake the examination for a period of third (30) days. If you fail or fail to appear two more times after the thirty (30) day-period, you will not be permitted to retake the examination for a period of sixty (60) days. Failure to Appear: If an examinee fails to appear at the time and place set for the examination, the examinee shall be deemed to have failed the examination (Section 1683 of the California Insurance Code).
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