Georgia requires Insurance Counselors to apply for a resident insurance license and obtain a surety bond in order to provide services. The State of Georgia Office of Commissioner of Insurance oversees the insurance industry including agents, adjusters, counselors and more. In addition to a license, an exam is required. Insurance agents with designations such as a CIC designation (Certified Insurance Counselor), AAI (Accredited Advisor in Insurance), a CPCU, CLU or FLMI are exempt from having to take the state examination. Otherwise, the exam is required.
Insurance counselors will need to obtain and complete an application and the attachments for licensure, and pay the license and application fee.
Applicants are required to obtain a $5,000 surety bond. The surety bond ensures that the agent will adhere to all state laws and regulations, and will act in good faith towards their clients.
The required attachments for the application include a complete the Citizenship Affidavit (and have it notarized, if applicable), an original clearance letter for any insurance licensure in any other state for the past five years, and a copy of a current U-4/Web CRD status report showing NASD Series 6 or 7 registration.
And a resume' or other evidence of five years experience as an agent, subagent, adjuster or some other form of insurance experience.
License applications, attachments and the original surety bond will need to be sent to Georgia's Office of Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner.
The premium that you pay for a Georgia Insurance Counselor Surety Bond is dependent on credit. Premium rates start as low as $100 with your good credit.
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