Insurance training comes in many forms and is intended to teach you the skills to be successful as an agent for an insurance company. Learn about some program requirements, training specifics, licensing, and continuing education options.
The on-boarding process for new hires at an insurance agency is usually extensive and can last for varying lengths of time depending on where you are receiving training. Areas of training include sales and marketing techniques, ethics, insurance needs assessment, product knowledge, and policy writing.
Shadowing a more experienced agent is a key component of new hire training and often extends for several weeks. Because a position’s salary is heavily based on commission, salary is often subsidized for a period of time by the agency until a specified training period has been completed. Agents can expect their salaries to increase over time as they build a customer base.