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Posted by Barb Gavitt, ITP, SILA-F ● April 23, 2016

3 Tips for Starting your Insurance Prelicensing


So you’ve decided to get your insurance license… good for you! Getting your license is an exciting experience and will help you to take your career to the next level.

1. Get Ready to Learn

Whether you are already in the industry or completely new to the industry, get ready to learn something new. To become a licensed insurance professional, you will need to pass a state licensing exam. Some states require you take an insurance licensing course before the state exam. Even if your state doesn't, you will still want to take an exam prep course to understand what you will be tested on. Once you register for your licensing course and in the learning mindset, grab a pencil and paper, and get ready to start taking notes!

2. Commit to a Study Program

Before starting any new study program, you need a plan that is easy to follow. This plan should keep you focused and allow you to stay on track. A.D. Banker provides free Road Maps that recommend daily assignments in a checklist format:

The Road Maps are available in 5, 7, and 14 day programs of study that will help you avoid procrastination and motivate you to complete the program quickly!

3. Work Towards a Goal

When studying for a licensing exam, it is important to study toward a deadline – your test date! Schedule your exam before you start a study program helps you to work toward that goal and manage your time wisely. If you wait to schedule your exam until you feel you are ready, you end up procrastinating and losing sight of your goal. You should plan to take your state exam 1-2 days after you complete your studies to make sure the information stays fresh in your mind.

Remember: Success comes to those who steadily work toward a goal!

Topics: Prelicensing, Study Tips, Insurance

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