Licensing Resources

How to become an insurance agent

While the licensing process varies from state to state, we’re here to guide you every step of the way. In most states, you will need to do the following:

State Licensing Requirements

To become licensed in most states, you must take your pre-licensing course, pass the state exam, and submit your fingerprints and license application to your state. Select your state in the dropdown below to learn about your state-specific requirements.

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Each state makes all of those decisions and does not allow us to advise you in that department.  Generally speaking, once your state has your application and fingerprints, if they see anything in your background they usually want some kind of paperwork, just as proof of adjudication or other pertinent documentation.  Whether or not you will be allowed to get the insurance license is entirely up to them, and they will not consider it until they have your state application and fingerprints. 

You can select your state from the menu above to get the contact information to your state if you have questions about your background check.

You will need a valid photo ID to get fingerprinted and take the state exam, but it does not have to be a driver license. Select your state in the dropdown below to see your state’s testing requirements.

Yes, you have to be a resident of your state to be issued an insurance license.