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I Need Advice On Becoming A Insurance Agent?

Postby Wulffrith » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:23 am

To sell auto and home insurance, you'll need to get a Property and Casualty License (AKA a P&C license).
Companies in your area probably offer classes.
You can check online.
How it works is you go to the classes and then take a test.
If you pass you get your license.
I don't know if there is an age limit.
My guess is that you have to be at least 18, maybe 21.
To break into the business, you might start off as a "producer", meaning you work for an agent that already has an established business.
Or you can get a job with an insurance company.
Different companies have different programs and requirements.
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Postby RogerTaylor » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:05 am

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Postby Derwent » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:14 pm

two weeks ago I register in the independent insurance agents school where I live in, to take a pre-licensing class in property and casualty insurance, that lasts one week, 7 hours a day, then take the pre-licensing test and get a certificate, then take the state test to get a license.

Depending on what state you live at, check online to find some more information.
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Postby Jordanna » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:40 am

Look to your dad as your best resource. If he is an agent he'll be able to tell you more about being one than anyone else. He'll either be flattered that you want to emulate him or else will tell you you're completely out of your mind.
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Postby Mane » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:27 am

You have to get licensed, and find companies that will do business with you.
Then find customers.

An agents license is pretty easy to get - pass the test and background check.
The best bet is to start working for an established company like State Farm or Allstate until you can afford your own agency.
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Postby Burket » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:25 am

as mentioned your Dad is your best source of info.

1. Look up your States Dept of insurance and look for licensing division. They will have what you need in info to study for the tests. How, why , where and when.

Get your books

study

Go to prelicensing class

Take your tests

Get your license

Just make sure you have a job when your done.

P.S. I worked for my dad's agency for 10 years.

Made the "ol man proud!
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