The insurance industry needs competent sales professionals to educate consumers properly while selling insurance policies. As such, the state of Georgia typically requires a license to sell insurance within the state. Those seeking a Georgia insurance license often must take an insurance course and then pass a Georgia insurance exam. Successful applicants can then become a licensed Georgia insurance agent.
Complete a Georgia insurance course. In this state, you need to meet the following insurance requirements: 40-hour course for life, accident and sickness license and property and casualty license; 30-hour course for personal lines; and an 8-hour course through a sponsoring insurance company for variable products. In addition, there is a self-study requirement of 5 hours for credit insurance.
To find approved Georgia insurance courses, you should visit Gainsurance.org/Agents/PreLicensingProviders_Search.aspx. Use the search engine to find the insurance schools and courses that meet the Georgia insurance education requirements.
Attend the required course. Get and keep a course completion certificate for your insurance exam.
Download the “Candidate Handbook” for Georgia insurance agents from exam administrator Pearson VUE. You can find a link to the handbook on Pearson’s “Georgia Insurance” page at Asisvcs.com/indhome.asp?CPCAT=1211INS. Applicants for a Georgia insurance license must take an exam if they had to take a required course (see above). Note that credit insurance agent applicants need not take an exam.
Use the exam content outlines and any references mentioned in the handbook to prepare for your Georgia insurance test. You can also use the handbook to register for the exam. As of 2010, the fee is $90 for Georgia insurance tests.
Fill out and submit an application for a Georgia insurance agent license. You can find the relevant license application in the handbook. Send it to the Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner at the address on the application. As of 2010, the fee for most licenses in Georgia is $15 for the application and $50 for the actual license.
Georgia Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Insurance Agents FAQ
Candidate Handbook for Georgia Insurance Agent License and Exam