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Take a look at the steps it takes to become a State Farm independent contractor agent.

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    Submit an application to the Agency Career Track Program

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    A review of your answers can predict the likelihood of success in a career like an agent. An acceptable score moves you on to the next step. Otherwise, you'll have to wait 12 months to try again.

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    Candidates are evaluated and those who exhibit the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other attributes critical to success move on to the next step in the process.

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    Candidate review

    Credit history is reviewed to evaluate overall financial wherewithal, and responsibility to act in a fiduciary capacity and eligibility to meet applicable licensing and State Farm sponsorship requirements. Timing may vary subject to state/local law.

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    Career understanding

    Get a better understanding of the agent opportunity through different learning modules and videos. You’ll also be able to talk to State Farm contacts and other agent candidates.

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    Business proposal presentation

    Put what you've learned to work. Create and present a business proposal to your recruiting and sales leadership team.

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    Licensing and requirements

    Be sure you have the appropriate insurance producer licenses (property & casualty and life/health) in your resident state, or the state in which you’re selected for an agency opportunity.

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    With appropriate state licenses confirmed, you will gain access to view, consider, and compete for agent opportunities across the United States.

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    Site interview

    Sales Leaders may choose to conduct interviews for new agents in their market area. If selected, a job offer as an agent intern is made contingent on successful completion of applicable background and licensing checks.

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    Once selected, you will enter the agent intern program for product and leadership training, along with a field development experience with an established agent.

State Farm agents are independent contractors

Compensation is sales- and commission-based. No base compensation is available with this opportunity. To determine actual compensation, the applicable State Farm Agent's Agreement and corresponding schedule of payments must be used. Information contained herein does not guarantee eligibility to receive compensation or guarantee specific results. Eligibility and actual results will vary.




Reasonable accommodation assistance

If you need assistance during the application or hiring process to accommodate a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Career Center Support or your State Farm® contact.

State Farm is an equal opportunity employer.

State Farm® agents are independent contractors who hire their own employees. State Farm agents’ employees are not employees of State Farm. Agents are responsible for and make all employment decisions regarding their employees.