How do I earn my insurance licenses?
Visit your state's Department of Insurance website for licensing information. You are responsible for passing and paying for all applicable state licensing exams before being accepted into the agency internship.


How much does it generally cost to start an agency?
As with any small business, there will be costs involved. Your Multiple Line General Agent (MLGA) will meet with you several times during your internship and will discuss the development of your personal agency business plan.


How will my success in the Agent Career Program be evaluated?
Your performance will be evaluated on the successful completion of online courses and your MLGA's observations of your performance during training sessions, joint sales calls and other activities throughout your internship.


Am I required to have a college degree?
A college degree is preferred, but it is not required to become an agency intern or a contracted agent.


Do I need to have sales experience?
While a background in sales is certainly beneficial when building a career as an insurance agent, it's not a necessity. The majority of our agents didn't get their start in insurance.


Am I allowed to select my mentor agent?
Once you are accepted as an agency intern, you will work with your MLGA to compile a personalized training strategy. Once your MLGA understands your goals, they will match you with mentors they feel will best meet your training needs.


How do you determine which agency interns receive contracts to become agents?
At the end of your internship, you will meet with your MLGA and your Regional Director to discuss your overall internship performance and to determine if a career as an agent with American National is a good fit for you.