Become an Agent
Selection Process

Selection Process

The steps for becoming a new State Farm™ agent candidate are described here. Once selected for a specific opportunity, the training process takes approximately 17 weeks. Learn more about the road to a career you can't outgrow.

More about the process: In order to be considered for available agency opportunities across the United States, you must possess appropriate insurance producer licenses (property & casualty and life/health) in your resident state. If selected for an agency opportunity in a state that is different from your resident state, the job offer for an agent intern position will be made contingent upon verification of non-resident insurance producer licenses (property & casualty and life/health) for the state where the agency opportunity exists and for which you have received the contingent offer.

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1. Questionnaire

A tool called the Sales & Leadership Career Profile is designed to predict the likelihood of success in a sales production and business leadership career. This questionnaire considers the following about you and your experiences.

  • Background
  • Current situation
  • Financial situation
  • Recruiting experience
  • Work preferences, goals and motivations
  • Familiarity with the career
  • Business leadership aptitude

You must achieve an acceptable result on this questionnaire in order to move to the next step in the Agency Career Track process.

A "not acceptable" result requires you to wait 12 months before trying again.

Sales & Leadership Career Profile (SLCP)

The questionnaire was designed by the Life Insurance and Market Research Association International to help predict the probability of success in a sales-focused branch of the insurance and financial services industry.

By completing the SLCP, you are describing yourself. Each candidate is unique and every person's answers will vary, so be sure to answer the questions honestly.

The questionnaire is not timed and is administered by computer. Any condition or circumstance that might affect your ability to complete this questionnaire should be reported to State Farm prior to completing the questionnaire. If you make such a request, please be prepared to provide verification of your need for accommodation.

Unauthorized exposure to actual questionnaires prior to completing your SLCP will automatically disqualify you from consideration.

2. Assessment

An assessment tool designed to identify candidates who possess a key set of knowledge, skills, abilities and other attributes critical to success as a State Farm agent.

You must achieve an acceptable rating on this assessment in order to move to the next step in the Agency Career Track process.

A "not acceptable" rating requires you to wait 12 months before trying again.

3. Candidate Review

We conduct a background check that may include reviews of your credit report, criminal record, work and education history, and motor vehicle record to determine your eligibility for meeting employment, state and federal licensing and State Farm sponsorship requirements.

An acceptable background check allows you to move to the next step in the Agency Career Track process.

4. Career Understanding

This is a web-based experience designed to help you better understand the State Farm agent opportunity through learning modules and videos. Included in this component are e-mail and chat tools that allow you to connect with State Farm contacts and other agent candidates.

Successful completion of all Career Understanding components, including a final coaching conversation, allows you to move to the next step in the Agency Career Track process.

5. Business Proposal Presentation

You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge of the agent opportunity and your learning from Career Understanding through the creation and presentation of a business proposal.

6. Posting and Site Interview

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

Once you decide to compete for an agency opportunity, you may be invited to a site interview with Field Leadership involved in the selection of new agents in their market area. If selected, a job offer as an agent intern is made contingent upon an acceptable background check and drug screen. In addition, if selected for an agency opportunity in a state that is different from that in which you possess verified state resident insurance producer licenses (property & casualty and life/health), the job offer for an agent intern position will be made contingent upon verification of non-resident insurance producer licenses (property & casualty and life/health) for the state where the agency opportunity exists and for which you have received the contingent offer.

7. Internship

Once selected, you will enter the agent internship program, which may last approximately 17 weeks and includes:

  • State Farm product training¬†
  • Non-product training, such as business management and team leadership
  • Field development involving hands-on experience with a State Farm agent

Compensation will include a base hourly rate and milestone payments.

During the approximate 17-week intern Agent Intern program, you will be required to complete the necessary steps to convert non-resident licenses to state resident insurance producer licenses and ensure all required licensing is in place prior to appointment. Expenses associated with meeting ANY licensing requirements to be considered for available agency opportunities and/or hire are your sole responsibility.

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.