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Examinations: Time Limit and Number of Questions

The following chart indicates the type of examination type of licensing examination offered by the California Department of Insurance (CDI), the number of hours allotted and the number of questions on the examination.

To learn more about CDI's licensing examinations, please refer to the Candidate Information Bulletin to review the educational objectives for the examinations and other examination preparation information.

Examination Type Time Allowed Number of Questions
Life Limited to the Payment of Funeral and Burial Expenses 2 hours 90
Bail Agent 2 hours 75
Life, Accident and Health Agent 3 hours 150
Life-Only Agent 1.5 hours 75
Accident and Health Agent 1.5 hours 75
Life & Disability Analyst 3.5 hours 125
Property Broker-Agent and Casualty Broker-Agent 3 hours 150
Property Broker-Agent 1.5 hours 75
Casualty Broker-Agent 1.5 hours 75
Personal Lines Broker-Agent  2 hours 90
Commercial 1.5 hours 60
Limited Lines Automobile Insurance Agent 1.5 hours 60
Insurance Adjuster 2.5 hours 100
Public Insurance Adjuster 2.5 hours 100

If you have examination scheduling questions, please call PSI at (833) 518-7456 to speak with a Consumer Service Representative Monday through Friday between 4:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., Pacific Time. For all other license examination concerns, please call the CDI's Producer Licensing Bureau's Examination Section at (916) 492-3570.

All producer license examinations require a 60 percent score to pass and the adjuster and bail examinations require a score of 70 percent.

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