Justin Shelby, agent at State Farm Insurance Companies’ Houston office, has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU®) professional designation from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
Candidates for the CLU® designation must complete a minimum of eight courses and 16 hours of supervised examinations, and must also fulfill stringent experience and ethics requirements. More than 102,000 individuals have been awarded the CLU® designation since The American College was founded in 1927.
The Chartered life Underwriter® is the highest standard of knowledge and trust and the world’s most respected designation of insurance expertise. The college’s founder, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School professor Solomon S. Huebner, Ph.D., created the CLU® program to meet the career education needs of men and women in life insurance and related financial services. This prestigious course of study provides professionals with in-depth knowledge on the insurance needs of individuals, families and business owners.
Once the program is completed, a CLU® can provide expert advice on a broad range of financial topics including life and health insurance, pension planning, insurance law, income taxation, investments, financial and estate planning, and group benefits.
Shelby began his career with State Farm in 2006, working as an auto claim representative and a catastrophe claim representative prior to becoming agent in Houston on Oct. 1, 2011. Shelby and State Farm offer a wide variety of insurance and financial service policies and accounts. State Farm offers auto, home, business, life and health insurance, as well as retirement plans and investments.
Shelby is also a representative of State Farm Bank® – a full service bank – and he and his team are now offering auto loans and home mortgages.
The American College is the nation’s largest non-profit educational institution devoted to financial services. Holding the highest level of academic accreditation, the college has served as a valued business partner to banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies and others for more than 87 years. For more information, log onto www.theamericancollege.edu.