New Washington State Insurance Producer Testing Company & Exam as of July 1, 2015!

This post has been updated with new information on 6/29/15.


The current exam company, Pearson VUE, will continue to accept reservations and will provide the insurance producer exams through Saturday, June 27, 2015. If you would like to schedule your exam date for July 1st or later, you will need to contact the new testing company, PSI Services (PSI), to make your reservation. PSI will begin to accept reservations on June 15th for exam dates July 1st or later.

Students will be expected to know the new outline for tests as of July 1, 2015 and will be taking their producer exam(s) at a PSI Services test center. PSI will have 10 locations throughout the state where you can take your insurance producer exam. Those locations are: Burlington, Ellensburg, Everett, Federal Way, Olympia, Richland, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Yakima.

If you live in the Seattle or Bellevue area, the closest testing locations will be Everett and Federal Way. Once we are notified of the address and contact information for these testing centers, we will post them here on our blog.


1010 S.E. Everett Mall Way, Suite 208
Everett, WA 98208

Directions to Everett insurance testing center

See for other locations.


UPDATE – Yes, the new information is available online. We are constantly updating our questions to provide our students with the best possible learning experience.

The new insurance producer exam content outline will become available June 15th. This outline will show what insurance topics could potentially be on any given exam. You can be confident that Slater All Lines Insurance School will be providing the most up-to-date study material to help our students get through the exam. The Washington State Commissioner’s office has said that there will be some changes to the General Content outline, but the state-specific content should remain the same.

Did you know that:

Slater All Lines Insurance School let’s its live lecture students audit the class as many times as needed within the first six months of their original class date. That means that if you feel you would like a class or topic refresher, you can sit back through whichever class day you would like, at no charge within the first six months. Contact us for details.


For a very long time now, each insurance producer exam had two parts: a state-specific portion and a general-knowledge portion. And in order to receive a passing score, one needed a minimum of 75% on each portion (state and general). For exams taken on July 1st or after, the new test will be in effect. This new testing structure is not divided into separate portions. It will be one exam that encompasses the state and general portions. Also, a minimum score of 70% will be required in order to pass, not 75% like the current rule.


Single Line Exams:
Life, Disability, Property, Casualty, or Personal Lines Producer.

The state exam for each single line of insurance consists of a total of 110 questions, 10 of which are experimental questions and will be nonscorable. The cost for a single line exam is $45.00 and you have 150 minutes to complete it.

Combination Exams:
Property and Casualty Producer or Life and Disability Producer

The state exam for combinations have a total of 160 questions, 10 of which are experimental and will be nonscorable. The cost for a combination exam is $62.00 and you will have 195 minutes to complete it.

Did you know that: Within six months of ordering our Self-Study materials, you can attend a live lecture class for just the difference in tuition. We will give you credit for the amount you paid for self-study, good to use towards any live-lecture class tuition.


If you have to retake your test because you failed one or both portions prior to July 1st, you will have until June 27th to retake the exam that is currently being proctored by Pearson VUE (two separate content portions and a minimum of 75% to pass). However, if you need to retake your exam and you schedule the exam for July 1st or later, then you will be required to retake the entire new exam, that contains the new content and that has the new structure referenced above.

If you attended our live insurance class or purchased our insurance self-study materials from Slater All-Lines Insurance School, we will be happy to provide you with the updated content. Please email or call us for more information.

Did you know that:

Slater All Lines Insurance School will grant an extra 30 days of access to their Online Classroom for those students who request more time to study. If more time that that is needed, you can upgrade your package and receive an additional 90 days of access for only $50. Contact us for details.

5 Qualities That Make Successful Insurance Agents

A good goalie can almost sense where the puck will come from and stop it. A good auto mechanic can tell by the sound of the engine where the problem might lie. And a good cop knows when a suspect is lying in the interrogation room. These qualities make them good at their respective jobs. All pursuits require certain qualities, and being an insurance agent is no different. While many good qualities are required to be an insurance agent, there are 5 that no agent can be without. Let’s look at them to see if you have what it takes to make it as a “good” insurance agent.

A Good Agent Cares About His Clients

A good insurance agent has to put the needs of his clients first. Good insurance agents could care less about their commissions. All they want is to help people have a better future, a more secure financial situation, and a more stable plan for dealing with those disastrous moments when life goes all wrong. Good agents listen to what their clients have to say, and deliver just the products the client needs, rather than the size of the commissions attached. A good agent also knows when a client may need more than they are asking for, or more than they are willing to realize. Compassion and emotional intelligence – caring for and about people – are essential to being a good insurance agent.

A Good Agent Cares For His Clients

Customer service – good customer service, anyway – is sometimes difficult to find in today’s business world. Customers who receive quality customer service are contented and happy and stick with the companies that give them the best customer service they can offer. A good insurance agent is always available to his clients. He returns calls and messages in a very timely manner. He answers questions, or finds the answers if he doesn’t know them, until the client is satisfied. He cares for his clients’ needs and concerns as if they were his own. Good customer service is another hallmark quality of a good insurance agent.

A Good Agent Has a Winning Personality

The children’s character Eeyore is the only one around who is appealing and loveable when droopy and depressed. No one likes to do business with someone who is negative or unpredictable. A good insurance agent should be human, sure, with real emotions and reactions, but he should also be genuinely positive and upbeat as much as possible. People naturally are drawn toward others who are enthusiastic, energetic, excited, and exciting. Insurance agents with that sort of “peppy” personality will make a lot of clients, and a lot of sales.

A Good Agent Has Business Sense

It takes smarts to make it in any field, but insurance agents need certain types of smarts, and they need to be good at using them. They have to understand financial and legal aspects of their products, as well as the financial aspects of their clients’ situations. Insurance agents must also keep up with the changes in both his industry and in the economic issues that may affect his clients and his business. Not to mention, every aspect of business these days requires technology and team work. Good agents know how to keep up with the changes in the way today’s business world does business, and in how to choose, and work, with the best people.

A Good Agent Has Tenacity and Integrity

It takes a strong person to face rejection day after day and not give up or succumb to a defeatist attitude. It also takes a strong person to remain honest in the face of every incentive not to. Clients trust and respect agents who tell them the truth up front, and will quickly leave one agent for another if that integrity and honesty isn’t present. Good agents know that stubbornness and a strong sense of morals are necessary to long-term success in the business.

Good Agents Have a Host of Good Qualities

We’ve listed 5 qualities that are essential to a successful career in the insurance industry. There, are however, a whole host of other qualities that make a good insurance agent. Insurance agents come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life. Any one of them has the potential to be a “good” agent, especially if they have the 5 essential qualities that all their fellow “good” agents have in common.