Alphabet Soup: Understanding Insurance Accreditation

While insurance agents must be licensed in the state where they work, agents may pursue additional accreditation. Perhaps the most familiar designation for an accredited insurance agent is AAI and is issued from The Institutes.

While AAI and other designations for agents below, may not required to sell insurance, they generally mean the accredited agent is a product expert.

Insurance Agent

Aside from The Institutes, several other organizations also offer a paid accreditation to Insurance agents which do help agents maintain their state licenses. This designation is called