Self-Study

As an alternative to the traditional instructor-led classroom setting, self-study courses are now available for Insurance Pre-Licensing students.  PTS currently offers the self-study option for Life, Accident/Health, Property, Casualty & Personal Lines Insurance Pre-Licensing.  

Life & Accident/Health Self-Study Program

TUITION:  $135  ($10 discount for Cash/Money Order/Agency check – see registration form)

INCLUDES:

  • Course textbook that contains 400 practice multiple-choice questions with thoroughly explained answers.
  • Comprehensive summary booklet containing an additional 773 practice questions presented in a fill-in-the-blank format.
  • Audio review of the most important concepts – an invaluable tool for turning your driving time into study time.  This is a 2-disk audio CD set containing Life, Accident & Health and NJ Insurance Law concepts.
  • Monitored examination to be scheduled by appointment and completed within 6 months of the course registration date.

Life-Only or Accident/Health-Only Self-Study Program

TUITION:  $110  ($10 discount for Cash/Money Order/Agency check – see registration form)

INCLUDES:

  • Course textbook that contains 300 practice multiple-choice questions with thoroughly explained answers.
  • Comprehensive summary booklet containing an additional 541 practice questions presented in a fill-in-the-blank format.
  • Audio review of the most important concepts – an invaluable tool for turning your driving time into study time.  This is an audio CD containing both Insurance and NJ Insurance Law concepts.
  • Monitored examination to be scheduled by appointment and completed within 6 months of the course registration date.

Property & Casualty Self-Study Program

TUITION:  $150  ($10 discount for Cash/Money Order/Agency check – see registration form)

INCLUDES:

  • Course textbook that contains 400 practice multiple-choice questions with thoroughly explained answers.
  • Comprehensive summary booklet containing an over 773 practice questions presented in a fill-in-the-blank format.
  • Audio review of the most important concepts – an invaluable tool for turning your driving time into study time.  This is an audio CD containing both Insurance and NJ Insurance Law concepts.
  • Monitored examination to be scheduled by appointment and completed within 6 months of the course registration date.

Property-Only, Casualty-Only, or Personal Lines Self-Study Program

TUITION:  $125  ($10 discount for Cash/Money Order/Agency check – see registration form)

INCLUDES:

  • Course textbook that contains 300 practice multiple-choice questions with thoroughly explained answers.
  • Comprehensive summary booklet containing an over 500 practice questions presented in a fill-in-the-blank format.
  • Audio review of the most important concepts – an invaluable tool for turning your driving time into study time.  This is an audio CD containing both Insurance and NJ Insurance Law concepts.
  • Monitored examination to be scheduled by appointment and completed within 6 months of the course registration date.

School Policy Applicable to all Self-Study Programs

ADDITIONAL:

  • Shipping/handling fee if textbook is to be mailed to student – $15
  • Computer-based practice questions  – $39.95 (plus tax)

SELF-STUDY COURSE POLICY:

  • Self-study course registrations are non-transferable.  This means that the registered student must be the same student who sits for the monitored examination.  Student will be required to present a photo-ID at time of monitored examination.
  • Monitored examination may be scheduled by registered student within the 6-month course window.  Student must pass the monitored PTS school examination with a minimum grade of 75.
  • The course examination is administered in a format very similar to the actual NJ State Examination.  The student takes an Exam that consists of both Insurance policy questions and NJ State law questions.  Life and Accident/Health students must pass 2 course exams – one for Life and another one for Accident/Health.
  • The student must achieve a grade of 75% or above to pass each exam.
  • Retake examinations must be completed within the student’s 6-month window.  Two retake examinations are allowed.  The first retake exam does not involve any additional cost; there is a $10 retake fee for the second retake exam.
  • Incomplete course after the student’s 6-month window – Student may pay a $50 fee to renew course window for an additional 60-day period. Max 3 extensions within 1 year of start date.  If the textbook has been updated, student may purchase a new textbook for a discounted price of $50.
  • Option to add classroom lectures within the 6-month course window:
    • $50 for a ½-day lecture
    • $100 for a full-day lecture
  • Option to convert to traditional classroom course:
    • $175 to switch from self-study to traditional classroom course for Life-Only or Health-Only Self-Study
    • $275 to switch from self-study to traditional classroom course for Life/Health Self-Study
    • $250 to switch from self-study to traditional classroom course for Property-Only or Casualty-Only Self-Study
    • $315 to switch from self-study to traditional classroom course for Personal Lines Self-Study
    • $435 to switch from self-study to traditional classroom course for Property/Casualty Self-Study