Training | Shelter Insurance®

Agent Training

Our Professional Sales Training Program

Becoming a licensed agent in every state where you will sell insurance is a requirement to become a Shelter Insurance® agent. Once you complete the licensing requirements, we provide a 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.

Although licensing procedures vary from state to state, they generally include taking a 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 the costs of any pre-licensing classes, exams and license fees.

Fundamentals of Insurance Training Program
As a new agent, you will attend two, 2-week training course held at our corporate 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 those 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 corporate office, we provide you with continued education through webinars for at least six months. We also provide 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.

Besides training, we also offer extensive marketing support and outstanding claims service. Watch this video to learn more about all the ways in which we support our agents: 

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!