Selling insurance is not for the faint of heart. It takes a thick-skinned individual to be able to constantly deal with customers’ wants and needs. In order to succeed in this business, a fighting spirit and an insurance agent license is required.
Previous experience in the insurance industry is not necessarily required for most companies, because it takes a special sort of individual to be able to sell a product which may not require a college degree.
Most big businesses have internal programs to train their salespeople about their products. Although internal training is common, state licensing is required to sell insurance. In order to find out what you need, determine the different licenses required by state. This may require that you pass a written test, and others require a certain number of training hours.