Training | Shelter Insurance®

Agent Training

Our Professional Sales Training Program

Becoming licensed to sell insurance in every state where you will sell our insurance products is a requirement to become a Shelter Insurance® agent. Once you complete the state licensing requirements, we offer free, comprehensive training program that gives you in-depth product knowledge, sales techniques and comBecoming licensed to sell insurance in every state where you will sell our insurance products is a requirement to become a Shelter Insurance® agent. Once you complete the state licensing requirements, we offer free, comprehensive training program that gives you in-depth product knowledge, sales techniques and computer skills to confidently sell our products and services to our clients.

Licensing
Although licensing procedures vary from state to state, they generally include taking an outside pre-licensing class that will prepare you for the state licensing exam. After you are licensed for our major lines of insurance (property, casualty and life) you may be eligible for a one-time licensing bonus from Shelter that will help cover your costs as our independent contractor for any pre-licensing classes, exams and license fees you incur.

Fundamentals of Insurance Training Program
As a new independent contractor, you may attend two, 2-week training course held at our Home Office in Columbia, Missouri. Our professional sales trainers will provide an exciting learning environment to teach you about our products and client-focused sales approach. The program is designed specifically for our independent contractors who have no background in the insurance industry – we start with the basics! We then teach you about life insurance - our policies, good sales techniques, and using our computer systems.

Continuing Education
After completing your training at the Home Office, we offer continued education through webinars for at least six months. We also offer ongoing training and educational programs for you to continue developing skills and to stay on top of industry and technology changes. We even offer free, on-demand courses online for you and any of your office staff.

Additional Options
Potential customers occasionally have insurance needs outside of the product lines Shelter Insurance® offers. Shelter agents have an advantage—the Daniel Boone Agency, LLC. The Daniel Boone Agency was created in 1965 exclusively for Shelter Insurance® agents to help place business for customers who have unique needs for which Shelter would not otherwise offer a solution.

Besides training, we also offer extensive marketing support and outstanding claims service to aid you in your business operations.  Watch this video to learn more about all the ways in which we support our agents: puter skills to confidently sell our products and services to our clients:

For simplicity, the term "agent" is often used by Shelter when referring to sales positions. Specific conditions of positions may differ.

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Do I have to have an insurance background to become an agent?

While prior sales or insurance experience may be beneficial, it is not a requirement. Our extensive support system and training programs will give you the resources necessary to become a successful employee. We encourage all candidates with a desire to succeed to apply!