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Insurance Agents
Why become an agent?
An insurance agent, whether on full time or part time basis can be very rewarding if he or she puts genuine efforts into it and believe in himself/herself.

From the numerous success stories that have been told, many established agents earning respectable income started their business on part-time basis. As their circle of contacts grew wider, their business also expanded, some beyond their expectation. Thus, from an initial supplementary income, it has grown to be the main earner, some in tens of thousands of ringgit per month!

This is a rewarding career for those who enjoy meeting people and enlarging he/her circle of friends/customers.

Why become an agent for Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad?
When choosing an insurance company to be your principal, it is of utmost importance you choose a company that :

Is financially strong
Provides efficient services
Is reputable
Transact multiple classes of insurance

Berjaya Sompo Insurance Berhad is...

Financially Strong
We have increased our paid up capital to RM100 million well before Bank Negara made it mandatory that all insurance companies must have a minimum paid up capital of RM100 million. See financial highlights for more details.
Always maintain efficient service standard
Our management team is made up mostly of professionals who have an average experience of more than 25 years in the industry. We have a team of well trained managers and executives to provide technical support to our agents. We have specially designed in-house training programmes well in place throughout the year both at branches level as well as in Head Office to ensure that agents representing the Company are well trained in all classes of insurance.
With excellent reputation
We are amongst the best managed companies and well received by the general public. We believe in maintaining a high level of efficiency in all areas of our operations particularly in claims settlement where we uphold the spirit in speedy and fair claims settlement.
Writing Multiple Lines of business
We are an insurer with well balanced portfolio between Motor insurance and other classes of insurance and that has been achieved through constant training of our agents in handling all classes of insurance. The Malaysian market is made up of approximately 55% non-motor business and 45% motor business. Therefore, agents well trained by us will not encounter "loss opportunities" when prospecting for business as against agents who are only trained in a single line of business.

Requirement
The basic requirements of becoming an insurance agent is that the applicant must be at least 21 years old and has passed the Pre-Contract Examination for Insurance Agents (PCEIA) conducted at specific centres in major towns decided by the Malaysian Insurance Institute. The examination is available in English and in Chinese language and may be taken on written basis or electronically. Study of a textbook on basic insurance knowledge is necessary. Interested candidates can request his prospective insurers to assist in arranging the examination.

Candidate who does not wish to sit for the examination but possessed any of the following qualification s may be exempted and can register as an agent.

List of Qualifications For Exemption Under Regulation 7 of GIARR

Associate Malaysian Insurance Institute (AMII)
Diploma of the Malaysian Insurance Institute
Associate Australian Insurance Institute (AAII)
Associate Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII)
Foundation Course in General Insurance (Malaysian Insurance Institute)
Compact General Insurance Agent Course (Malaysian Insurance Institute)
Intermediate Course in General Insurance (Malaysian Insurance Institute)
Insurance Executive Development (IED)
Institute Teknologi MARA (ITM) Course in Insurance
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Course in Insurance
Universiti Malaya (UM) Course in Insurance
First Course in General Insurance (Malaysian Insurance Institute)
Certificate of 3rd General Insurance Training Course for Agents (Institut Teknologi MARA)
General Insurance Training Course for Agents (Malaysian Insurance Institute)
Diploma in Life / General Insurance (Australian Insurance Institute)
Chartered Insurance Institute Certificate of Proficiency (London School of Insurance)
Associate Insurance Institute of Canada (AIIC)
Diploma in Business Studies - Major in Insurance (Institute Teknologi MARA)
Certificate of Insurance (Bombay College of Insurance)
General Course in Insurance (28/4/80 to 6/6/80) (Chartered Insurance Institute College of Insurance, United Kingdom)
Kursus Pengurusan Risiko dan Insuran (Universiti Malaya)
Basic Course in General Insurance (Swiss Insurance Training Center, Zurich)
Certificate in General Insurance Examination (Singapore Insurance Institute)
Diploma in Actuarial Science in MARA
Degree or Master of Science by University of Connecticut

Source : General Insurance Agents Registration Regulation (GIARR)