Pre-Licensing Information

As per Illinois State Law of July 23, 2021, the 7.5 hour classroom requirement for pre-licensing lines is allowed to be completed by live webinar. If you have any questions, call 847-455-1130 or email us at

Dohrn Insurance Training, Inc., Illinois's best pre-licensing classroom instruction choice since 1987, offers its own current textbooks in all four main lines: Life, Health, Property and Casualty. We also exclusively offer our students Dohrn SimX, our proprietary prelicensing simulated online exam database, which allows our students to enhance learning strengths and target any weakness to overcome them. With unmatched classroom instruction and simulated online exam testing, Dohrn offers you the best of both worlds:

During the daytime class our students receive concise and targeted information and by night they can sharpen their skills online, receiving immediate feedback to eliminate testing and concept weaknesses, by utilizing the Dohrn SimX prelicensing simulated online exam.

Each line of insurance (Life, Acc. and Health, Property and Casualty) requires successfully completing a certified 20 hour prelicensing course, 7.5 hours of which must be obtained through classroom instruction.

Students will complete their pre-licensing course by first attending a class through Dohrn and then by passing their nonsupervised exam course final which can be done with our "paper exam" or by using Dohrn SimX. The paper exam allows the student time to review materials and find answers while learning key concepts.

  • Paper exam can be hand scored by our staff or the student can enter their answers at our website for immediate scoring and course completion (your passing score of 70% or greater earns you an immediate email with your course completion letter).
  • Dohrn SimX has short quizzes for specific subject areas and full simulated exams. Successful completion of a full simulated SimX exam earns your completion letter which is immediately sent to your email inbox.

Early registration and payment is encouraged since space is limited to the first 24 to 40 paid registrants, depending on location. Our registration system is designed so that you can pick up your materials on the first day of your class.

Notice:You will have ONE YEAR to complete your pre-licensing course and have your producer license in hand from the date you attend class.

All pre-licensing programs are available for "in-house" training if your group is of sufficient minimum size. We can also show you how to use our method to hold prelicensing classes at your company or agency with your own instructor that we train.

All instructors must meet the requirements as specified under Illinois law.

Self Study

Full self study to complete pre-licensing is no longer allowed as of January 1, 2010 in Illinois and 7.5 hours of classroom instruction, per line, is mandatory.

What Makes Dohrn's Pre-Licensing Course the Very Best in Illinois

Our unique system: classroom plus online, along with our 16 or more class dates per month scheduled in many Chicago area locations, helps new producer-candidates get licensed faster so a new agent won't have to wait too long to start earning income. We can help you get licensed fast while our unique classroom and web-based practice exam approach, Dohrn SimX, can minimize study and test anxiety and allow you to learn individually and easier at your own pace -- faster and better than other programs.

Classroom Portion

  • Over 26 years of Pre-Licensing Class design and instruction expertise
  • Our classroom instruction "Triple Review" strategy:
    1. Comprehensive review of exam part 1 and 2 concepts
    2. Afternoon "Bullet Point" review of selcted exam test contact areas
    3. Final key area review with 30 question mini-simulated exam
  • Dohrn uses our own researched and written up-to-date course books
  • We also supply Dohrn's "Bullet Point" condensed review of key test concepts

Pre-Licensing Unconditional Guarantee

If you attend one of our pre-licensing classes, you may sit through the same class a second time, within 90 days of your first attendance, at no additional charge if you fail any part of your state exam. Simply provide proof of test failure and call to reserve an open seat for an available class date. You must use the book which you were originally issued for your first class date(s). If you require a replacement book there is a $75.00 additional charge.


Pre-Licensing Course Fees

Single Line (1 course) $129
Discounts Applied for Multiple Lines

Our Reasonable Pre-Licensing Course Fees Include

book Your printed book
blackboard 7.5 hours of class instruction per line
exam Dohrn SimX Pre-Licensing Simulated Online Exam
exam Free retake within 90 days if you do not pass the state exam

Pre-Licensing Cancellation, Refund, and Transfer Policy

Classroom space is limited. Upon the completion of a registration for a pre-licensing class and submitting payment you agree to all of the terms contained herein:

  1. In order to receive a refund for a canceled class, we must be notified in writing (email to or fax to 847-455-1153) within the first 24 hours of your registration. There is a cancellation fee of $25.00 per class/date that will be deducted from any refund. If the required written notification is not received within the first 24 hours, then no refund will be issued. If you pay for a pre-licensing course via credit card and then subsequently attempt a chargeback through your credit card issuer you agree to reimburse Dohrn for any legal fees and all other costs incurred to bring you into compliance with this agreed upon refund policy.
  2. Class dates may be transferred one time at no charge. Written notification must be received by our office no later than noon (12:00 PM) the business day before the originally scheduled class date (email to or fax to 847-455-1153). Once a transfer has been scheduled, there is no option to cancel with a refund. Any additional transfers will result in a fee.
  3. If you fail to attend class without any prior notice no refund will be issued. You may reschedule for an additional $25.00 fee per class/date. Once a class has been rescheduled, there is no option to cancel with a refund.
  4. All pre-licensing classes begin promptly on the date(s) indicated. The amount of time spent in class is mandated by the State of Illinois! Any late arrivals will result in the student being denied entry to class, and a rescheduling fee of $25 per class/date will be assessed. NO EXCEPTIONS! Once a class has been rescheduled there is no option to cancel with a refund.
  5. Student acknowledges that the course(s) purchased must be completed with producer license in hand within one year of the student's pre-licensing class attendance date, otherwise, the student must retake and fully pay again for the entire course program.
  6. You may sit in a class as a refresher for an additional $25.00 fee per class/date. Written notification must be received by our office no later than noon (12:00 PM) the business day before the refresher scheduled class date (email to or fax to 847-455-1153).
  7. If you fail to attend the scheduled refresher class without any prior notice no refund will be issued. You may reschedule, for an additional $25.00 fee per class/date.
  8. If you fail your state exam you may repeat your class one time for free. Simply provide proof of test failure. This must be within 90 days of the class date and advance scheduling is required. Your guaranteed retake must be completed prior to 1 year from the date of your first class attendance. Please call the office at 847-455-1130.
  9. Courses are not transferable from one person to another.
  10. If you display disruptive, rude or inappropriate behavior at a Dohrn class location, then at the discretion of the instructor you may be asked to leave, your course will be canceled and you will not receive any refund.


In the event of a last minute course cancellation by Dohrn Insurance Training due to reasons beyond our control (i.e., bad weather, power outage, instructor unable to get to location due to sudden illness, inclement weather, transportation mechanical breakdown, etc.) our policy is to offer a full refund for the cost of the class (not available if your pre-licensing book was shipped in advance of class, in which case there is a $75 nonrefundable charge) or to place you in a different class date, at your choice.

If bad weather is the reason for a class cancellation we will leave a voice greeting on our office number (847-455-1130) as soon as a determination to cancel a class has been deemed by us to be appropriate. Therefore, if the weather seems especially poor on the day of your scheduled class, call our office before you leave home to see if we have left a message canceling class. If class is not canceled due to poor weather and takes place but you decide not to attend anyway, then there is no refund opportunity but we will allow you to transfer to a different date for the same class that was canceled.

Dohrn Insurance Training has only cancelled class upon rare occasion since 1987 and will never do so lightly. However, Dohrn Insurance Training does reserve the right to cancel any Pre-Licensing Class for any reason, excluding those listed above, with at least a two day notice posted on this website with a link under the heading "Cancellations" which would provide further details.

Pre-Licensing Class Schedule

As per Illinois State Law of July 23, 2021, the 7.5 hour classroom requirement for pre-licensing lines is allowed to be completed by live webinar. If you have any questions, call 847-455-1130 or email us at

Single Line (1 course) $129
Discounts Applied for Multiple Lines

If you are ordering two lines, the price will adjust after the second line is added to the cart with the purchase button.

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