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Depending on the type of insurance license you get in Colorado, you can earn a full-time salary selling property and casualty insurance to individuals and/or businesses. Before you get licensed, you must meet state government requirements, including completing courses and submitting test scores to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. If you pass your test on the first try, you may be able to get your license within a few weeks. According to the United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Colorado insurance agents earned a mean annual wage of $58,620 as of May 2011.
Pass a pre-licensing course through a state approved test provider for the line of insurance you want to sell. Get a copy of your certificate, confirming that you completed the course, from the course provider.
Schedule an insurance examination through Pearson VUE, an international testing and education company, at least 24 hours before the date the test is held on. Sign up to test for each line of insurance you plan to sell. Pay the examination fee using a credit card, debit card or electronic check. Arrive at the examination center at least 30 minutes before the test starts on the day of the examination to complete the registration process, including presenting valid documentation that proves your identity. Have your photograph taken before you take the test.
Create a login and password to apply for your insurance license online through Sircon, a company that provides technology solutions for the insurance industry. Indicate the line of insurance you plan to sell when you fill out your application. Pay the application fee using a credit card or electronic check. Print a copy of your license online at Sircon after you pay the required fee.
Consider taking practice tests through Pearson VUE to improve your scores. If you plan on relocating to Colorado and already have an insurance license in another state, contact Pearson VUE to transfer your license to Colorado.
- Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies: Frequently Asked Questions on Producer Licensing
- Pearson VUE: Colorado Insurance
- State of Colorado: Insurance Licensing Candidate Handbook
- Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies: Sircon
- United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics: Insurance Sales Agent
- Consider taking practice tests through Pearson VUE to improve your scores. If you plan on relocating to Colorado and already have an insurance license in another state, contact Pearson VUE to transfer your license to Colorado.
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