Title Insurance Licensing
VLTA Title Insurance: Pre-Licensing EducationThe VLTA Title Insurance Pre-Licensing course is likely the first step for those who are wishing to obtain a Virginia Title Insurance Agent's License (producer's license). Whether you are a seasoned industry professional or a fresh face, we welcome you to our course. The Title Insurance License is required for non-attorneys wishing to become a title agent. As set forth in the Code of Virginia § 38.2-1814.1, anyone making an application for a Title Insurance Agent's License must first complete a 16-hour pre-licensing education course. VLTA's revised course strictly adheres to the examination content outline offered by the Virginia Bureau of Insurance.
For those non-attorneys also wishing to become a settlement agent in Virginia, obtaining a title license is the first step in that process.
Course DetailsThe 16-hour course is delivered in 40 bit-size modules which explain each concept covered in the content outline promulgated by the Virginia Bureau of Insurance as well as learning checks to ensure you are progressing with the knowledge you need to pass the exam. Each unit is self-paced, which means you can do as much or as little as you’d like at a time, anytime of day. You can pick up where you left off at your own convenience on any device just by logging in. At the end of the course, you will have access to study questions to prepare for the exam. Once you have successfully completed all portions of the class, you will be able to print the required course completion paperwork so that you can sit for the exam. Learn at your own pace. Study conveniently with our online questions and course manual. Be prepared for the exam.
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|Insurance License Examinations will be provided through PearsonVue through May 31, 2020. These resources are for PearsonVue.
Virginia Insurance Information (PearsonVue through May 31 2020)
FAQ: About the Test
2019 Examination Content Outline
Create an account and find a test center here (through May 31, 2020. All tests that need to be scheduled after that will need to be done through Prometric.)
Effective June 1, 2020 Prometric will be the approved vendor for Insurance License Examinations. These resources are for Prometric.
Change in Vendor Providing Insurance License Examinations
Virginia Insurance Information 2020 (Prometric - effective June 2020)
FAQ: About the Examination
2020 Examination Content Outline
Licensing Information Bulletin
Remote Proctor Examination Information Bulletin
Virginia § 38.2-1814.1
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Effective June 1, 2020 you can take the exam at a testing center or through a remotely proctored exam.
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|Virginia Title Insurance Testing: Message from the Bureau of Insurance
PearsonVue will reopen their company owned Virginia testing centers on Friday, May 1, 2020. In addition, they are providing tests through some of their contracted and third party test centers in an effort to accommodate as many test takers as possible. Please note, that due to social distancing requirements, these test centers will only be able to operate at 50% capacity which means there will be limited availability and times.
Beginning June 1, 2020, insurance licensing exams will be administered by Prometric, and PearsonVue will no longer administer licensing exams after May 31, 2020. Registration for exams with Prometic opens April 30, 2020. Exams can be taken either online with ProProctor or a Prometric Test Center throughout Virginia. New exams and exam content outlines will be published early May 2020. You can call Prometric at 1-866-891-6396 or go to https://www.prometric.com/virginia/insurance to schedule your exam.
Virginia attorneys may conduct residential real estate settlements as RESA registered attorneys without completion of the Title Insurance Pre-Licensing class, however anyone wishing to issue title insurance must complete the title insurance licensing course and exam.
For those licensed as title insurance agents in other states, non-resident licensing rules may apply. Virginia offers reciprocity with many other states who report records to the NAIC's Producer Database (PDB). Learn more from the Virginia Bureau of Insurance.
Non-Attorney Settlement Agents
Unless you are a RESA registered, licensed attorney or a qualified real estate broker or financial institution, individuals wishing to conduct real estate settlements in Virginia must take the Title Insurance Pre-Licensing Course. Learn more here.
VCTSA vs. Title Insurance Pre-Licensing
The Title Insurance Pre-Licensing course is required for the issuance of title insurance in Virginia. The course is also required for laypersons wishing to conduct real estate settlements. The VCTSA course (Virginia Certified Title Settlement Agent) is recommended as an advanced course to be taken AFTER the Pre-Licensing course. It is NOT a substitute for the Pre-Licensing course, and cannot qualify a person to sit for the title insurance licensing examination. Learn more about the VCTSA course here.