Here at Better CE, we’ve been offering webinars for years, and in that time, we’ve come to appreciate the benefits they provide of distance learning for insurance agents’ continuing education. This article summarizes those benefits to help determine the best way to complete your required insurance continuing education.
What Is a Webinar?
A webinar is an online instructor-led presentation using video conferencing. Instructors share their screens, files, and knowledge via audio and video. It is conducted in real-time, which allows students to interact by asking questions and receiving answers, helping them and their fellow students better understand the content.
Benefits of Insurance Continuing Education Webinars
There are a number of benefits of webinar training in general as well as insurance continuing education in particular.
No Travel Time or Cost. Webinars are delivered to you via any computer, smartphone, or tablet with an Internet connection wherever you may be. That means there is no travel time, hassle, or cost involved. You only need to dedicate your time to the actual presentation.
Top-Notch Instructors. Webinars can leverage the best of the best when it comes to instructors. Since there’s no need to travel around the country to many different locations, a single instructor can deliver the presentation on the topics where they have superb expertise and experience.
Highly Engaging Presentations. Those top-level instructors do their best to deliver engaging content for their audiences, where they get real-time feedback with questions and discussions. They no longer need to trudge from one city to the next to deliver their presentations.
Reach a Wide Audience. A webinar can reach a wider audience worldwide without travel or meeting location. This is primarily a benefit for the organization delivering the webinar, but it also helps engage a broad audience who can enhance classroom discussions.
Meet Classroom and Classroom-Equivalent Requirements. Many states mandate classroom or classroom-equivalent attendance for the student to receive insurance continuing education credits. Fortunately, almost every state insurance regulator now approves live webinars as if they were traditional classroom courses.
Attendance Verification. With no travel or meeting room, you’d think that verifying attendance for insurance agents’ continuing education would be challenging. Here at BetterCE, attendance is confirmed by requiring students to check in randomly throughout the webinar. And students are not seen on screen, so you can even wear those fuzzy bunny slippers you love so much!
No Quizzes or Final Exams. With webinars, your in-person attendance and participation are the only requirements. There are no quizzes or final exams. There are no required reading materials and no final exam monitor requirements. It couldn’t get easier.
Helping You Succeed. Completing your CE credits is one thing. Helping you succeed in your profession is yet another. With webinars and online training, you’re experiencing the best training available to advance your expertise and serve your clients better.
You can find the BetterCE continuing education webinars available in our course catalog. Simply select your state, and you can view our list of upcoming webinars, as well as view our text-based courses and complete compliance packages. Our course catalog pages also offer every resource agents need to manage their insurance license. You can view your renewal requirements, check your license status, view your CE transcript, and even access your renewal application.
Certificates of course completion are generated shortly after course completion. And we report your continuing education course credits to the state insurance department the very same day you complete the training.
We also offer online text-based self-paced training. See our blog article Differences Between Webinar Courses and Traditional Online Text-Based Courses for further information on finding just the right balance of coursework for your continuing education.
Benefits of Both Types of Continuing Education
While each type of coursework has its distinct advantages, they both bring continuing education to you, wherever you are, via the Internet. Both are state-approved for continuing education credits and reported the same day they are earned. Plus, they both offer the highest levels of licensing and compliance support available.
Now is the Time to Start Your Continuing Education
The good news is that we’ve got you covered with all the courses you need in the format that best fits your available time and your preferred learning style, whether online text-based courses or webinars.
We offer complete compliance packages to make course selection super easy. We also offer individual courses so that you can pick and choose the type of training that best meets your learning needs.
Start today with Better CE. Select all the courses you need with one click on our Course Catalog Page!
At BetterCE, we provide more than the most convenient and affordable solution for insurance continuing education. Our agent support services are provided by experienced insurance licensing professionals who have helped thousands of agents easily navigate the renewal process.
Have a question or need assistance? Phone 1-888-501-7330 for our customer care team. We also respond to emails as well as via our Contact Form. You can also sign up for convenient license renewal reminders on our contact page.