PRE-LICENSING COURSES FOR AGENTS AND ADJUSTERS
Upcoming Conyers Live & Online Courses
How to Obtain an Insurance License
If you're considering a career in the insurance industry, a number of positions require that you hold an insurance license. There are several types of insurance licenses, including property/casualty (agent or adjuster), life, accident and sickness. Each type of license is obtained separately, and you must be licensed within each state where you, as an agent, or your company sells insurance. The property/casualty license allows you to sell homeowners, auto, liability and commercial products. The Life, Accident and Sickness license allows you to sell and service life and health insurance products.
- GTA currently provides training classes for Georgia and Alabama Residents. Currently each state has its own insurance licensing requirements.
- Complete any required pre-licensing education through a state-approved education provider such as GTA. Course material include information on insurance principles, ethics, risk management and state insurance regulations.
- Register for your insurance examination by contacting PearsonVue (1-800-274-0488) or visit them online at www.pearsonvue.com
- Study for the insurance exam. Exams are computer based administered by exam centers throughout Georgia and consist of multiple-choice questions. Topics include, but are not limited to, insurance regulations, coverages, ethics and risk assessment. Take a practice test and study materials from pre-licensing coursework.
- Take the insurance examination. You'll typically be required to provide two forms of identification, proof of coursework completion and confirmation numbers from the exam registration. When you register for your exam, the testing facility will provide you with the specific list of items that you'll need. You will need a 70% or better to score a passing grade.
- Complete your license application once you have successfully passed the examination. Check and double-check that you have included all necessary forms and information. Be sure to include the required application fee.
- Submit to a criminal background check. Complete Electronic Fingerprints Requirements found on the state department of insurance website. www.fieldprintgeorgia.com
Please contact our office at 770-602-2527 if you have any additional questions regarding obtaining your insurance license.
Continuing Education Requirement for Existing Insurance Agents and Adjusters
BIENNIAL CONTINUING EDUCATION
|*All resident licensees with less than 20 years of service||24 hours (3 hours must be in ethics)|
|*All resident licensees with more than 20 years of service||20 hours (3 hours must be in ethics)|
|*Credit Insurance Only||10 hours (self study - no ethics)|
|*Limited Subagent Only||10 hours (no ethics requirement)|
|*Workers Compensation Adjuster Only||20 hours of approved CE thru WC Board - (no ethics requirement)|
Additional Continuing Education Information/Credit
- Continuing education requirements must be completed biennially on or before the last day of the licensee’s birth month.
- Credit will not be given for the same Continuing Education Course taken multiple times within the same CE reporting period.
- Credit for continuing education earned in one filing period in excess of the hours required may be carried forward to the next filing period, provided that credit carried forward shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of biennial continuing education requirement.
Online Continuing Education Courses
Gatson Training Associates has partnered with WebCE, a leading nationwide provider of Continuing Education for insurance professionals to provide you with state-approved self-study CE courses to satisfy your CE requirements online!
WebCE delivers over a half million courses annually, and offers the largest nationwide catalog of courses approved to satisfy state-specific subject requirements on topics such as ethics, law, annuities and variable products, and LTC/LTC Partnership training.
Get $10 off your online course fee*
Class begins each day at 9:00 am. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of class on the first day. Class ends each day at 5 pm. There is a lunch break as well as frequent short breaks.
All books are included in the class registration fee.
Gatson Training Associates is located at 951 Railroad Street NW, Conyers, GA 30012 in the building with Allstate Insurance and the Book Cellar. Enter up the stairs through the front door. Gatson Training classroom is located on the left. Parking is located in the front of the building. Unless other wise noted classes are held here at our main office.
Gatson Training Associates cancellation / No Show policy is as follows:
A full refund will be given only within 72 hours after registration in the original form of payment. After 72 hours, a credit will be issued for the next scheduled live class. No Shows will not receive a refund and must take the online course. (This is to offset expenses due to reserving a meeting space and or class materials / supplies)
All requests must be emailed to: email@example.com, no phone cancellations or changes will be accepted.
Gatson Training Associates reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please contact us at 770-602-2527 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions.
Georgia Insurance Department
Floyd Memorial Building 6th Floor, West Tower 2 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Atlanta, GA 30334