How to get an Insurance License to start your own agency — Agency Height

Agency Height
2 min readDec 17, 2019


Step 2: Check the requirements and build your understanding!

There are some basic requirements that you need to meet before you apply for your insurance license exam. After deciding on the markets you want to sell in, you need to check if you’re eligible to apply.

Most of the applicants are confused about this stage. But don’t worry! It is not as complicated as you think.

Before moving on, you need to know that every state has a commission of insurance that facilitates the mandates. You can check out the list of all 50 state insurance boards on the website of ACCI.

Here are some of the things you should complete before applying for your insurance license.

Complete the pre-licensing education for the line of authority you selected.

Most states require applicants to complete a pre-license coursework before registering for state licensing exams.

The hours and the cost for the course may differ according to the state. For example- In Georgia, you need to take 20 hours of pre-licensing course for each line of authority. For you to obtain a P&C license, you’ll have to take 40 hours long courses.

Similarly, in California, along with the 20 hours education course, applicants should also receive an additional 12 hours of education for the state’s insurance codes and ethical policies.

Tip: Applicants should always follow-up with their state’s insurance board. You need to make sure you fulfill every requirement.

After the completion of this course, you will receive a certificate. Hold on to it; you’ll be needing it at the time of your exam.

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Lauren Martinchek Erik Deckers sarahturner Norbert Gehrke Josh Ling

Originally published at on December 17, 2019.



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