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How to Become an Agent for Progressive Insurance

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Progressive Insurance employs agents and brokers across the U.S., offering home and auto insurance to consumers. Licensed agents interested in working for Progressive Insurance must be aware of the application process and requirements involved.

To apply, you must meet the minimum qualifications and be licensed in your state of residence. Contact the Department of Insurance to confirm that your license is in good standing.

Visit the Progressive website to apply online. Click the "Apply" tab and follow the instructions. To begin, confirm eligibility and complete the online questionnaire (allow 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire).

Have your Errors & Omissions (E & O) policy ($300,000 minimum aggregate is required) and agency production report information ready. Contact the licensing department at (877) 776-2436 and follow the prompts, choosing option 3, then option 2, to speak with a licensing representative.

Submit to a fingerprint and background check.

Provide a business location (this cannot be a home address) and show proof of Internet service.


Use resources offered on the website to determine if Progressive is the right company for you.


This article cannot guarantee that you will become an agent for Progressive Insurance.


Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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