Taking the first step
The first step in starting your agency is to obtain your insurance license. In all states, the process of obtaining a license is regulated by the Insurance Department through law.
Some states have a mandatory requirement that must be fulfilled before you can sit for the licensing exam. The following are the requirements in our three states.
Continuing Education Requirements
You are required by the state's licensing law to continue your education once getting licensed. It is extremely important for insurance agents to keep up to date on issues concerning clients. Changes in laws and state/federal regulations can affect the insurance needs of clients and the way in which agents conduct business. Agents can enhance their selling skills and broaden their knowledge of insurance and other financial services by taking courses and attending institutes, conferences, and seminars sponsored by IA&B. To understand the requirement of this state, we have compiled the following reminders.
Below are the applicable Continuing Education (CE) and Training requirements in your state. Keep in mind that training may not be monitored by the regulator, but still havea bearing on your ability to sell, solicit or negotiate the line of business affected.
Continuing Education Opportunities
In order to assist you in staying professional and in good standing with the Insurance Department, we have become a premier provider of continuing education courses for independent agents. We offer many opportunities from one-day seminars on a variety of subject matters to more advanced and nationally-recognized designation programs. In addition to our core offerings, a number of organizations offer professional designation programs that certify an agent’s expertise. Although voluntary, such programs assure clients and employers that an agent has a thorough understanding of the relevant specialty.
IA&B offers these professional designation programs in addition to stand alone, one-day seminars on specialty topics: