Online Insurance Continuing Education
Insurance agents are held to a very high standard in the insurance and financial marketplace. They hold a lot of financial responsibility and obligation to their clients. Agents plan out a client’s portfolio including investments, retirement and life insurance. In order to stay current with industry trends, new products, and state laws many professionals complete their continuing education online. Insurance continuing education benefits both the agent and the customer. The more knowledge an agent has the better. It would not be an ideal situation if a client asked about a new product the agent had never heard of. The more the producer knows the more products they can sell.
Every state has different rules and regulations regarding continuing education. Some require insurance agents to complete all of their education in a classroom while others allow them to work online to fulfill their requirements. Many times if an agent has their choice they will choose to do their insurance continuing education online because it is typically much more convenient. Today online classes are very common and recommended by many schools. Most agents can complete their continuing education in just a few hours online as opposed to sitting in a classroom all day. The only benefit to sitting in a classroom is there are no exams to complete at the end of the seminar. The agent just has to sign a document stating that they attended.
If you have any questions about your insurance education due please do not hesitate to contact an insurance school or the insurance department in your state. They can go over how many credit hours you need and what courses are required for your license. They can also point you in the right direction of their online courses available. Insurance school’s courses are state approved and many of them offer 24-48 hour state reporting. Also, make sure to know your compliance deadline. If your insurance continuing education is late you may have to pay a fine.
Please note, depending on what state you are in some courses are open book, while others are monitored or interactive. The monitored states are labeled on their website, but if you have any questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact the school. If it is an interactive state you will take small quizzes online and in most cases a final exam at the end. Though it seems like a lot of work, time is usually very important to professionals.