Become an Agent
Selection Process

Selection Process

The process for becoming an Approved Candidate to become a State Farm agent takes about six to eight weeks. Once selected for a specific opportunity, the licensing and training process takes about six to nine months. Learn more about the road to a career you can't outgrow.

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1. Questionnaire

A screening tool called the Sales & Leadership Career Profile (SLCP) 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
  • Energy
  • Business leadership aptitude

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

A "not acceptable" rating 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 (LIMRA) 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, proctored or unproctored. Any condition or circumstance that might affect your ability to complete this questionnaire should be reported to State Farm prior to testing. 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 (ACT) process.

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

3. Candidate Review

Standard reviews of your credit report, criminal record, work history, education verification 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 (ACT) 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 agency candidates.

Successful completion of all Career Understanding components allows you to move to the next step in the Agency Career Track (ACT) process.

5. Business Proposal Presentation and Approval Decision

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 to a market area Field Leader.

The Field Leader will evaluate your business proposal and determine your approval status.

If approved, you join the Approved Candidate pool for 24 to 36 months and are eligible for agent career opportunities that may develop during that time.

6. Posting and Site Interview

As part of the Approved Candidate pool, you have access to view agency postings across the United States. Once you decide to compete for an open agent opportunity, you may be invited to an interview with Field Leadership involved in the selection of new agents in their market areas. If selected, a job offer is made contingent upon an acceptable background check and drug screen.

7. Licensing and Internship

Once selected for licensing and internship, you become a paid, full-time employee of State Farm. Licensing occurs at the beginning of internship, which lasts about six to nine months. Internship includes self-study, classroom training, field development involving hands on marketing experience in the office of a State Farm agent and opportunity to locate and set up your office.

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.