“I need to be insurance licensed tomorrow!”
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that statement. Everyone wants the quickest, shortest path to getting their insurance license. Well, my friends, I am here to give it to you!
Over the last four years, I have come to realize that what seems like the easiest and cheapest path to licensing, isn’t always so. To be successful on your state insurance exam, you need the proper preparation. What you have to decide is, “what is the best method for me?” Here are a few ways for you to prepare for your insurance exam.
- Study, Study, Study. With this method, all you know is that you want to start making the “big bucks” like your buddy, or the person that interviewed you for the job, is making. Their advice is to get your license and then come back and see them. You don’t know how you are going to go about getting your insurance license, but you do know how to Google stuff! One of the first items that appears in your search is “Insurance Licensing for Dummies”, sounds promising. Not that you are a dummy, but if a book can dummy this stuff down so you can pass the exam, then you’re in. You order the book and read it from cover to cover, absorbing as much insurance lingo as you can. You go take your test and…..FAIL!
- Online Insurance Licensing Course. “Ok, this time is going to be different!” You order the best online course you can find. It has a book and an exam simulator for you to do practice exams…”Sweet!” You read the book, cover to cover and take the practice exams over and over until you have them memorized. You go take your test and…FAIL!
- Classroom Insurance Pre-Licensing Course. “This is what I needed the whole time!” You attend a 2 or 3 day class, have an instructor, that has been in the insurance business for 30 years, telling you insurance sales stories, and every once in a while talking about test material. You think you are getting the test information that is going to make a difference this time. You go take your test and…FAIL!
If any of these approaches sound familiar to you, you are not alone. The majority of the people looking to get into the insurance industry, have no idea exactly what is needed to prepare for the state exam.
What if I told you that all of the information that you study and even see on the test, you are never going to use again? Isn’t that the way most exams are to begin with? So, why would you want to learn it all? How about we give you the “Cliff Note” version, give you just enough, so that you can go into the testing center and walk out with a passing grade?
My company, Texas Insurance Training Academy, focuses on just the test material; we don’t teach you about insurance! In our 2 or 3 day classes, we cover each section of the state exam, but more importantly, we work on your test taking skills. Let’s face it, if you don’t read a question correctly, it is kind of hard to answer it correctly. We make sure that you Stop, Slow Down, Read Every Word and Know What the Question is Really Asking. We then work on eliminating answers so that you can get it down to 2 answers and pick the best answer for the question that is being asked.
So, back to the original statement about needing to be licensed quickly. Our live classes can cut your study time down by at least 10 days. We get you focused on the information you need and get rid of the fluff. If you can’t make it to one of our live classes, we offer a video based, online course. Whichever method you choose, you get our guarantee that you pass your exam the first time, or we will pay for you to take it a 2nd time. Find another company with that type of guarantee…they don’t exist!
Trust me when I say, you only want to take the state insurance exam once! By following our recommendations, we know that you will find the success you are looking for.
Director of Operations
Texas Insurance Training Academy