What type of licensing is required for insurance agents or underwriters?

Trying to get into the insurance filed and have seen on many job posting, some required licensing and/or courses required.

Asked By: Stacey - 9/7/2007
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Agents are required to have a license to sell insurance, whatever type of insurance you're selling, issued from your state. You have to pass a test to get the license... More
Answered By: mbrcatz17 - 9/7/2007
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First you will need to pass an exam in the insurance area you will be licensed, such as Life, Health, Auto etc. Your State issues the license and exam. Contact your State's Insurance Department and they can help you. Some states require you to take an online course prior to taking your exam. Come on and join us... More
Answered By: Brenda Z - 9/7/2007
It all depends on the state you live in because the licensing is state specific. Most states require that you take a course prior to registering for the exam. As a Life Agent, I took the Life, Health, and Disability course/exam. Here in California, our department of insurance requires a 52-hour course to be a life... More
Answered By: Michael W - 9/7/2007
The two major catagories are (1) Life and health insurance, and (2) Casualty insurance. Each require their own license. Casualty insurance includes auto ins., homeowners ins., business, workmen's comp., liability, etc... More
Answered By: doncunn8 - 9/11/2007
I live in Texas and yes you need licences. You need to have a license even if you work in an agency. Not everyone has one, but if you take money, you need one... More
Answered By: Donna C - 9/11/2007
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