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How to Become an Insurance Agent in Georgia

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Licensure is the final goal for any person who wants to provide consumers in their state with information on different types of insurance and to sell them policies that meet their individual needs. The requirements that must be met prior to licensure differ among the states. In Georgia, residents who would like to become insurance agents have specific requirements that must be met prior to being permitted to take a Georgia insurance license exam.  They must first take and successfully complete a state approved course for which they receive a certificate of completion. This course requirement applies to every category, or line, of insurance that they wish to be licensed under.

Insurance Agent Learning Resources

Getting your license to sell insurance in Georgia will allow you to work for an insurance company or as an independent broker selling insurance policies to other people and businesses. Each category of insurance that you want to sell in Georgia will require a different license under the state. Responsibilities as an insurance agent include understanding the terms and availability of insurance policies to explain to your clients, making recommendations for changes on policies when needed, and determining premiums.

The following steps are a basic outline for what you need to do to become a licensed insurance agent in Georgia:

  • Start with a good quality approved Georgia pre-license insurance course. In order to attain licensure in Georgia, you are required to take an approved 20-hour course for each line of authority you wish to be licensed for such as Life, Accident & Sickness (Health), Property, Casualty and Personal Lines. Course combos can also be taken, such as 40-hour courses for Property and Casualty, or for Life and Accident & Sickness. Georgia Adjusters and Public Adjusters are also required to take a 40-hour Property & Casualty course but pass the specific Adjuster exam they want to be licensed for. 
  • A study-at-your-own pace online course will allow you to fit your studies into your schedule. Make sure you choose a reliable source for the instruction that includes all of the information needed which pertains to the state requirements, and the practice exams that allow you to test your knowledge and pinpoint areas where you need additional focus. Although your course is a requirement toward your receiving your license, it is also a valuable tool for helping you learn the information about licensure in Georgia. The quality of your study materials will determine your successful preparation for the licensing exam.
  • Once you have completed your approved pre-licensing course, received certificates of completion, and are comfortable with the information available through the course, you will need to register for a Georgia insurance test and pay the required fees. We recommend taking the exam as soon as possible after completing your pre-licensing course. (more GA exam info)
  • Once you have taken and passed your exam, you will be required to submit a license application to receive your Georgia insurance agent license. Be sure to also include your certificates of course completion when submitting your application. You should expect to pay separate fees for the license application and for the license itself (usually totaling around $115).

The pre-licensing course you take to prepare you for the insurance exam is one of the most important tools any potential insurance agent can rely on. Although some people find the exam challenging, at best, those who are adequately prepared can pass the test the first time they try. Thanks to the convenience of internet courses, students are able to get the information and practice they need, on a flexible schedule that takes the stress out of studying. The choice in insurance license classes and the quality of study materials is the most important factor in completing your Georgia insurance licensing requirements quickly and effectively.

 

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Summary

To become a Georgia insurance agent, individuals must first enroll in an approved insurance pre-license prep course and complete required hours of study and learn applicable information. Once completed, the next step is to pass the license exam and apply for the license.

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America’s Professor (https://americasprofessor.com) is a company which teaches insurance pre-licensing courses to help potential insurance agents acquire their licenses. They have over 30 years of experience at providing the highest quality courses through the use of instructional videos and easy-to-understand textbooks.

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Teri Williams
Teri Williams
2 years ago

Once licensed in Georgia, how hard is it to transfer the license to Florida?
Thank you

Kim
Kim
2 years ago

I have a Ga p&c license, I am wanting to get my adjuster license, would I have to retake the test or just apply?

Denver McLendon
4 years ago

I am interested in a good pre lincensure course for becoming an insurance agent in Georgia.

Al
Al
3 years ago

I am thinking to move to Georgia next year I want to get my license my 2-20 us there any requirements? If you have a pas felony that’s 12 years old in Florida can you still get your license?

Chanita Grier
Chanita Grier
3 years ago

I would like information packet

Katie
Katie
3 years ago

If you take these courses, does it allow you to work under NAIFA ?

Sherrie
Sherrie
3 years ago

Hello,
I have a personal lines license in OH. I am moving to GA in a few months. Will I need to retake for the GA P&C?

Regina Kramer
Regina Kramer
2 years ago

I am looking to change my career.i have been looking to become a license insurance sales person.

ronnie soriano
ronnie soriano
2 years ago

hello, im interested to become auto insurance agent and hopefully someday will have my own company

Derek
Derek
2 years ago

Hello, how and where do you actually apply for the license after you pass the exam?

Ebony. L
Ebony. L
2 years ago

Hello are your classes online or do you guys just mail out books? Which classes would I take if I want to be licensed for insurance and adjuster. I want to be able to do it all!

Amelia
Amelia
2 years ago

Once I meet the requirements and I get my license, do I have to be sponsored by an agency or can I keep my license as long as I meet the license renewal requirements?

Noah
Noah
2 years ago

What exam would I need to take to become an auto adjuster here in Georgia? Thanks.

Peggy Weil
Peggy Weil
2 years ago

Are you allowed to sell life insurance under a “pre- license”?

Tanisha Johnson
Tanisha Johnson
2 years ago

I’ve completed your course and scheduled my exam. Once I pass the exam (optimism), where do I apply for my Georgia license?

StevenB Davis
StevenB Davis
2 years ago

Can I get a license with “2 felony DUI’s Habitual Violator”? I have other lesser charges due to drinking, but just the 2 felony’s. I have 3+ years sober if it matters.

RICKEY DIVITO
RICKEY DIVITO
1 year ago

If you have a license for Property, Casualty and Personal Lines in Georgia and want to do business in Florida is that allowed

Shawna
Shawna
7 months ago

I would ultimately like to get 220 license in the State of Florida, however, I am a Georgia resident. Where do I start?

Jireh
Jireh
7 months ago

Do you need to be a citizen to obtain a GA insurance licence?

Shronda
Shronda
5 months ago

Wooowww!!! I am very excited to say that I took my prelicensing courses and passed my life and health exam. I applied for my license and it’s under the state’s review. I can’t wait to begin my career. I think I want to obtain an property and casualty license as well. Good luck everyone!!!

Judy Giannetti
Judy Giannetti
4 months ago

How long must I be a resident of Georgia to become an agent?

Eydie Timmerman
Eydie Timmerman
3 months ago

How do you apply for a temporary Health Insurance producer license?

Lee
Lee
3 months ago

I am a felon for intent to distribute marijuana, can I still get a license for life Insurance?

Jane
Jane
2 months ago

I am interested in becoming a life insurance agent. What course should I take?

BRYANT DURAN
BRYANT DURAN
1 month ago

is Primerica insurance pre-licensing classes an approved insurance pre-license prep course??????

Janet Smith
Janet Smith
29 days ago

I recently got my license, and was accepted by a local insurance company to work for them. If I decided to change from working at their organization before the 2 year renewal period, would that license be able to transfer over with me to a new company?



We make every effort to ensure that the content on our site is accurate but it’s always recommended to you contact your state’s Insurance Licensing Department or Test Provider for information. Thank you. – The AP Team

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