Becoming a Licensed Agent

An "Insurance Producer" is a person required to be licensed under the laws of the State of Tennessee to sell, solicit or negotiate insurance.
General Requirements:
          1. The applicant is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
          2. Resides in Tennessee.
          3. The applicant is competent, trustworthy, financially responsible, and has a good business reputation.
          4. The applicant is required to pass a written examination and complete a pre-licensing course of study thru an approved education provider for each line of insurance for which an insurance license is requested. 


If you hold a P&C license, you do not need a Personal Lines license. Personal lines and commercial are included.

Persons interested in becoming a licensed agent in the State of Tennessee should: 
          Obtain a Uniform Application for Resident Individual Insurance Producer License.  
          This application can be found at the back of a candidate handbook.
          Complete the pre-licensing education requirement for the line(s) of insurance for which you  wish to be licensed. 

For pre-licensing classes contact:
          Kaplan Financial
          1-800-521-3395
          Members may use code INSTN for a 20% discount

Schedule an examination with Pearson Vue:
          Tennessee Insurance
          PO Box 8588
          Philadelphia , PA 19101-8588
          (800) 274-4957
         www.pearsonvue.com

If you have additional questions please call the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance at 1-888-416-0868 or (615) 741-2693 or visit the Tennessee Department of Insurance's website:  www.state.tn.us/commerce. 

License Renewal and Non-Resident Licensing

License renewal and Non-Resident Licensing is now handled through State Based Systems.
Visit http://www.statebasedsystems.com/ for more information.  


You may also contact Ellie Small at 615-515-2607 esmall@insurors.org or the TN Department Commerce and Insurance at 1-888-416-0868 or 615-741-2693 

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