Change in prelicense examinations for licensees

Dear Licensee:

Effective January 1, 2019, Pearson VUE will provide all insurance, real estate, and real property appraiser prelicense examinations administered by the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

How can I sign up to take an examination?

Pearson VUE is now accepting registrations for examinations offered in January or later in 2019. To schedule an examination sometime after December 31, please contact Pearson VUE at (833) 273-1946 or at www.pearsonvue.com/mncommerce.

Where can I take an examination?

Pearson VUE’s test centers are located throughout Minnesota at the following locations:

Bloomington - Pearson Professional Center

5601 Green Valley Dr, Suite 150 , Bloomington, Minnesota 55437

Brainerd - Central Lakes College

501 West College Drive, Test Center is in the Library Room E400, South East end of the Bldg, Brainerd, MN 56401

Brooklyn Park - Pearson Professional Center

7101 Northland Circle, Suite 102 Triad Building, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Eagan - Pearson Professional Center

3459 Washington Drive, Suite 107, Washington Dr Executive Center, Eagan, MN 55122

Hermantown - Pearson Professional Center

4815 West Arrowhead Road, Suite 100 , North Shore Bank Place, Hermantown, Minnesota 55811

Marshall - Southwest Minnesota State University

1501 State Street, Counseling and Testing Svcs, BA 156 Marshall, MN 56258

Pine City- Pine Technical & Community College

900 4th Street SE, Pine City, MN 5506

Rochester - Pearson Professional Center

1544 Greenview Drive SW, Suite 200, Greenview Office Building, Rochester, Minnesota 55902

St. Paul - Pearson Professional Center

2610 University Avenue W, Suite 400 , St. Paul, Minnesota 55114

 

I’m registered to take an examination at a PSI test center in December. Do I need to cancel that registration and make a new one with Pearson VUE?

No. If you have scheduled an examination with PSI on a day in December, you can keep that reservation and take your examination as scheduled.

I would like to take my examination in December. How do I schedule it?

To schedule an examination in December (subject to availability), please contact PSI at 800-733-9267 or at https://candidate.psiexams.com/ .

How much will my examinations cost?

Fees for prelicense examinations beginning in 2019 are listed below. Please note that if you need to re-take an examination, a separate fee is required.


Appraiser

Real Property Appraiser-Certified General

$25.00

Real Property Appraiser-Certified Residential

$25.00

Real Property Appraiser-Licensed Residential 

$25.00

Real Property Appraiser-Trainee

$25.00

 

Insurance

Adjuster-Crop

$19.00

Adjuster-Property & Casualty

$19.00

Adjuster-Workers’ Compensation

$19.00

Producer Accident & Health

$39.00

Producer Casualty

$39.00

Producer Farm Property & Liability

$19.00

Producer Life

$39.00

Producer Life Accident & Health

$39.00

Producer Personal Lines

$39.00

Producer Property

$39.00

Producer Property Casualty

$39.00

 

Real Estate

Abstracter

$39.00

Broker-Combo National & State

$63.00

Real Estate Broker-National

$39.00

Real Estate Broker-State Laws

$39.00

Real Estate Salesperson-Combo National & State

$63.00

Real Estate Salesperson-National

$39.00

Real Estate Salesperson-State Laws

$39.00


Will fingerprinting services for insurance and appraiser license candidates be available at the Pearson VUE test centers?

Yes. Beginning January 1, the fingerprinting fee for Minnesota insurance producer, insurance adjuster, and real property appraiser license applicants will be $67.25. This includes charges for background checks conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the FBI as well as vendor processing fees.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Commerce Department at 651-539-1599 or Pearson VUE at (833) 273-1946.