What qualifications do you need to be an insurance agent?

by Quenlin » Fri Dec 14, 2007 05:44 am
Posts: 192
Joined: 13 Dec 2007

Can someone explain what the process is to become one? I'm considering taking up a career in it.

Total Comments: 26

Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 04:36 pm Post Subject: bad credit

If you have very poor credit and have passed your exams is there a job for you in the insurance industry until you get your credit repaired?

Posted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 02:51 pm Post Subject:

There are some companies that might not hire you, but you should not experience too much of that.

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 05:02 am Post Subject:

can u become an agent if you have a felony that is about to get exponged?

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 08:00 am Post Subject:

Any felony conviction is a reportable "event" in an application for an insurance producer's license. Whether it impairs your ability to be licensed is up to the insurance regulator in your state.

A federal law known as the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (18 U.S.C. 1033, 1034) describes the kind of offenses intended to bar certain felons from the financial services arena. Generally, a felony conviction for money or property crimes is in the category that is defined as prohibited without a "Consent Waiver."

Each case is reviewed separately, and a determination is made. If your conviction occurred any time within the past 5 years, don't even think of applying for a license in any state until after at least 5 years have gone by.

Only if a felony conviction is overturned on appeal might you be able to apply sooner. Expungement is not the same thing.

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 03:37 am Post Subject: credit

Will Farmers Insurance hire you if you have bad credit?

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:26 am Post Subject:

To become a insurance agents is a fantastic job. One should clear the exams conducted by the insurance governing body, they can easily become the agents.

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 05:10 pm Post Subject:

Would you need to take the test again at a later time?

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 06:18 pm Post Subject: Bad Credut

I am attempting to be a Allstate agent. I have had a bankruptcy in the last year. How much of an issue will that be?

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 04:43 pm Post Subject:

According to the American Association for Justice, Allstate still sits atop the list of the 10 Worst Insurance Companies in America.

Although I could be wrong, I doubt they'll have much of a problem with your bankruptcy.

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