In order to become a licensed insurance agent in Georgia, you should first make sure you know what type of insurance agent you want to be and what types of policies you need to sell. That will help you figure out what insurance licenses you’ll need. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to take pre-license education courses. After completing all of your coursework you can take your insurance exam(s). Life, Accident, & Sickness (LA&S) and Property & Casualty (P&C) lines are combined lines in Georgia, so you will take two exams if you wish to attain all of these lines of authority.
Georgia requires that all insurance license applications provide fingerprints prior to licensing. Giving your fingerprints will initiate a background check. If you have any prior misdemeanors or felonies, this may affect the outcome of your licensing efforts. You’ll also need to fill out a citizenship affidavit. This affidavit can be found on the Georgia Insurance Department.
Once you have completed your exams and completed your fingerprinting, you can apply for your license. If you have more than one line of authority that you have passed the exam for, be sure to apply for all of those lines. After submitting your license application to the state, you’ll need to mail in your fingerprint card to the Georgia Department of Insurance. Once you have submitted your application and have filled all the other requirements, your license application will be reviewed by the state. Your background check will also be reviewed.
If you have any questions, you can call the Georgia Department of Insurance at (404) 656-2101 or email the Insurance Department.