How to Become Independent Insurance Agent

Are you currently working in an insurance agency and planning for a career move but you don’t know what to do to become independent insurance agent?

If you want to get some ideas on how to become independent insurance agent then follow our tips on how you can manage on this well-paid job.

Great Opportunities of Becoming Independent Insurance Agent

Today, the insurance industry offers great opportunities to those who are willing to pursue a career as an independent insurance agent. Although becoming an independent insurance agent requires no course requirement in college, but holding a bachelor’s degree in business or economics is a big factor to consider by some respected insurance agencies. However, it’s not the course that will give you success on this profitable business but it’s your great skill as an insurance broker will lead you for bigger achievements on your chosen field. If you want to be included on the list of highly reputable insurance brokers then follow our simple advice on how to become independent insurance agent successfully.

Things to Consider on How to Become Independent Insurance Agent

Being an independent insurance agent is really a well-paid job to accomplish but getting the job for you should follow some guidelines in order to perform the business legally. Remember that you will be selling insurances to other people who wants to be insured in some of their properties so this really makes sense in terms of legal matters. And also, it is important if you just focus on one niche so you can perform well the job.

Before you acquire the job you should conduct first some sort of research of how you can obtain a license. Please be reminded that every state or country has their own rules and regulations in issuing licenses for insurance agents and agencies so be guided accordingly. For some reason, it would be great if you start of being part of an insurance agency first to become familiar in running such business. It is said that it’s the experience that will lead you to great success and this is true in every profession. If you think that you’re ready to be independent and you can run a business of your own then go for it.

Pass all the requirements and if you need to undergo a short licensing course and some series of examination then do it. This is highly required to every independent insurance agent before they received their licenses. After you’ve obtained your license then decide if you can afford to buy a franchise or just be affiliated with an insurance company instead. Then look for a space as your office or you can do the business at your home just for the start. Let everybody in your locality to know about your business by sending business cards and flyers or if your budget permits then try to create your own website to advertise your business.


  • sunita jagwani said on April 8, 2011
    i am at surat and have joined reliance life insurance part time i want to change and come in lic what will be the procedure and how shall i get the things i have passed training and irda exam
  • Hloniphile khuzwayo said on May 18, 2012
    I am live in dbn in south africa please advise where I can do that short licensing course because I want to be an independent insurance agent
  • Digana Lawrence Sisiphiwo said on June 15, 2014
    I am currently working as a sales consultant for a national insurance company based in Johannesburg, but i am basically in Cape Town, South Africa. I would love to have a clear breakdown of where and what to do in order to start and maintain a profitable insurance brokerage company.
  • Tshifhiwa Andrew Mabanga said on August 19, 2014
    Hi, I am based in South Africa Gauteng, I have been in the insurance industry for 18 years and I am considering being an independent insurance broker, In terms of licensing and other requirements
  • allister smith said on June 10, 2015
    i would like to start my own brokerage
  • Mark said on August 9, 2015
    tips and requirements on becoming a successful independent insurance broker
  • Vuyelwa Gushu said on August 13, 2015
    Greetings, we have started a company of which we want to include the insurance specifically the burial scheme. Could you please advise us as to where we can go for a licensing course or application of. regards, V Gushu
  • Vuyelwa Gushu said on August 13, 2015
    456 Alexandra road extension Bisley, Pietermaritzburg
  • thato said on March 9, 2016
    Hi i am currently working as a sales agent m based in south africa limpopo.
  • Sindi said on July 7, 2016
    Hi I am based in joburg , I would like to start my own business as an independent insurance agent. I have a business plan and a registered business certificate. I want to do a course in long term insurance before I can register with FSB. I have never worked at an agent and would like to do so part time. Can you refer me to an institution that I can apply to.
  • Andrew said on February 13, 2017
    Hi, I am an enterpreneur and i would like to start an insurance broker firm
  • Karabo said on June 28, 2017
    I currently work for a brokerage and I have two years experience with RE5 and 150NQF4 credits I would like to start a broker how do I go about it?
  • Bonga said on July 3, 2017
    Hi. i would like to start my own insurance brokerage
  • Justice Mphaphuli said on January 3, 2018
    my name is Justice Mphaphuli from limpopo south africa and i would like to be assisted on how to start my own insurance brokerage
  • Daniel said on March 28, 2018
    hi I'm Daniel lives in Gauteng and being in the insurance industry for a while, and my wish is to own a brokerage firm now ho to do i get licenses


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