How do I get a license to sell car insurance in Rhode Island?

I live in Pawtucket and I want to get an insurance license because I heard selling insurance is a great career. How would I get my license?

Answer
Working in the car insurance industry is a great career. Almost* everyone who drives needs insurance, so you will find no shortage of job opportunities.
If you’re thinking about starting a career in insurance, start by working toward your license. To become an insurance agent in Rhode Island, you need to:
  • Take 24 hours of prelicensing education
  • Take and pass the licensing exam
  • Pay for a background check
  • Pay the application fee and apply for a license
If the state approves your license, you can legally sell insurance.
Since the fees for licenses are $125, you may want to consider looking for an insurance company that will pay for your licensure. To find out which companies in your area may be offering that incentive, check job boards. Typically, you can find this perk in job descriptions for sales and customer service positions.
Since you plan to become a car insurance agent, you should have a great car insurance policy as well! If you want to save money on car insurance or are looking for a new company, the Jerry app is a good place to start.
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Oct 25, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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