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Fayetteville Technical Community College has teamed with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) to offer a pre-licensing program that provides required training for individuals who wish to become insurance agents. 

Scholarships are available for qualifying students. 

The North Carolina Department of Insurance requires individuals interested in becoming insurance agents to complete an approved and mandated pre-licensing education course, such as the FTCC program. 

FTCC’s program begins with training in interpersonal skills and workplace skills that involve math, documents and graphics. Students who successfully complete that portion of the training then take three pre-licensing insurance courses for life insurance, health insurance and Medicare Supplement and Long-Term Care Insurance. Upon successful completion of each pre-licensing insurance course, students receive an admission ticket to take the N.C. Department of Insurance exam in those areas. 

The program also includes training in networking, interviewing, how to search and apply for jobs, and writing resumes and cover letters. 

Blue Cross NC is offering scholarships covering the cost of tuition, fees and exams to selected students as part of the company’s continuing effort to diversify the insurance sales workforce in North Carolina. Students who successfully complete this course are not required to work for Blue Cross NC. 

Applications for this program are currently being accepted on a rolling basis. Students can get started right away with the Human Resource Development coursework. Two cohorts of students will complete the program in 2023. Hiring events are planned and insurance firms interested in participating should contact FTCC. For more information, please visit