How do i become a state farm insurance agent?

I just graduated from high school and have always been interested in being an insurance agent. there is a guy in my home town who has a state farm agency and is thinking about retiring soon. I want to take over. Before i do so how long would i need to work for him or another state farm agency before i can become an agent myself? how do i become an employee for that agent? just need a little advice about how i should go about to get this job. thanks!

Asked By: - 1/21/2011
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In order to become a State Farm Agent, you must first obtain a 4 year degree. Then, you may apply to enter the Agency program. You must pass personality tests, be highly recommended and go through an extensive training program that last several months. The company will pay for your licensing tests (and you will be... More
Answered By: Ginger - 1/21/2011
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go to farm school haven't you seen the commercials
Answered By: Mark B - 1/21/2011
You need to take a test and pass it, before you can get an agent's license. You sure can go to him after you pass the test, and ask him if you can work for him - but if you can't sell, you're not going to make any MONEY. And you can't just "take over" his book of business - you'd likely have to BUY it from him... More
Answered By: mbrcatz - 1/21/2011
You need to go to college and get a degree, then contact a local State Farm Agency Manager and apply for their Agency Trainee Program. If you are accepted they will help you obtain your licenses and pay you while you are building your business. State Farm has one of the best trainee programs in the industry as well... More
Answered By: Bill - 1/21/2011
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