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BRYAN VENTURES INSURANCE COURSES: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
REDUCED RATES–SPECIAL OFFERS
RENEWALS & REGULATORY INFORMATION
MORTUARY SCIENCE CE: INFORMATION ON GENERAL MS CONTINUING EDUCATION
ONLINE INSURANCE CE COURSES
Do you offer reduced insurance CE tuition rates for your insurance courses for larger groups?
Yes–For groups of three or more agents registering for our insurance courses at the same time, we offer reduced insurance CE tuition rates. This is for mail-in registrations with check payment only. You can locate more information and a special registration form via this link: REFERRALS PAY
How does the purchase of 30 DAYS UNLIMITED ACCESS for the online insurance courses work?
If you purchase 30 DAYS UNLIMITED ACCESS for $30, we will report all completed online insurance courses for 30 days from the time of purchase at our website. Pursuant with state requirements, if your course is not completed within the 30 day time period, you will need to pay for that course or purchase another 30 days for us to validate and report the CE credit hours. You will not be asked to take the course or the exam again.
For states that require the use of the SBS (State Based System) or the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) reporting system, we are required to pay a fee to report your earned insurance CE credits. You pay this fee when you register, but if you would like to use your 30 DAYS UNLIMITED ACCESS for more than one renewal, you will be required to pay this fee again so we can report the additional credits. For more information, please see our INSURANCE CE REPORT FEE page.
Do you currently have any special offers or reduced tuition rates for your insurance courses?
We frequently run special offers and promotions, and email licensed agents important insurance industry updates. To ensure you receive the most current information we recommend you add your email address to our distribution list: ADD MY EMAIL
You can also check out our current promotions from our SPECIAL OFFERS page. Here you will find three special pricing offers we run for our insurance courses consistently as well as four current features.
Plus we frequently use social media to announce special opportunities and ensure agents have the most current information. As a result, be sure to:
How do I get future updates for upcoming classes and other special offers for your insurance courses?
We no longer advertise via regular mail, but instead share our special offers for our insurance classes and industry updates through email to licensed insurance agents. To ensure you receive the most current information regarding our insurance courses, we recommend you ADD YOUR EMAIL address to our distribution system.
What is my license renewal date?
Your license will expire the last date of your birth month depending on your renewal year. You can find this date on your license. For more information you can check your insurance CE transcript by following the instructions we publish HERE.
All of our live classroom insurance CE courses are approved in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. You will receive insurance CE credit validation regardless of the location you attend. You do not have to attend in your resident state to receive credit. As a result, many insurance professionals attend CE at our resort locations or near family and friends who may live far away.
Insurance CE approval of our online courses can vary and is noted by the class title or in the ADDITIONAL INFORMATION tab. If you make a bundle, discount purchase of insurance CE with our 30 DAYS UNLIMTED ACCESS for only $30 or our ONLINE INSURANCE CE COURSE HOURS that NEVER expire, your learning center will only allow you access to those insurance CE courses that are approved in your resident state.
Another option is to HIRE OUR INSTRUCTORS and bring our quality live insurance CE courses to your commuity. Our staff can recommend which insurance CE classes might be best for your group of professionals. To receive updates regarding class availability and other regulatory changes, please ADD YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS to our update list.
Are these insurance courses approved for continuing education for all lines of insurance?
Yes–both our classroom courses are approved for a specific number of credit hours of Insurance Continuing Education by the Commissioner of Commerce in Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Our online insurance CE courses are approved in Minnesota and Iowa. Although our topics tend to be more along the lines of life, health and financial matters, these insurance CE credits would apply to a property, casualty, and crop insurance license renewal as well.
Can a Wisconsin or Iowa resident agent attend courses in Minnesota, or vice versa?
Yes–all of our current classroom offerings are approved insurance continuing education for MN, IA & WI resident agents regardless of location attended. When you register, you'll provide your resident state so we can properly report earned your credits. We frequently have agents attend classes at resort locations or near family and friends so please register for any location you prefer. You could even take your insurance continuing education at our TROPICAL DESTINATION CE locations.
Will I received a certificate of completion?
For both our online and classroom insurance continuing education courses, you will receive a certificate immediately after the course is complete. We also report all earned insurance CE credits daily and for many agents, they are reported within hours of their course completion. You could even attend our classes the day your insurance license expires and still renew timely.
For certain classes, this certficate of completion is valuable to validate your completion with specific insurance CE carriers. As a result, we highly recommend you keep it in a safe place and if you take our online courses, it will be available to you in your learning center. Should you need us to recreate this certificate for you, there is a $20 processing fee and you can make payment for that HERE.
When do you report earned CE credits? And how do I verify my earned insurance CE credits have been submitted to the state?
We report insurance CE credits daily and toward the end of the month, multiple times a day. If you attend our live classroom insurance CE courses, your credits will be on your transcipt the afternoon you attend class. To learn more, please visit our page, Bryan Ventures has the BEST CE Reporting Practices.
We publish instructions to check your transcript and verify any earned insurance CE credits have been reported HERE.
PLEASE NOTE: It is important you complete this process now and also before you renew your license. If you do not ensure your transcript contains all earned credits; we not be held liable for reimbursement of any penalties or accept any financial responsibility. Ultimately ensuring you have completed all the required courses and they have all been properly reported is an insurance agent's responsibility.
Can agents take prelicensing courses online?
Yes–Bryan Ventures has affiliated with A.D. Bankers to offer these courses on a national level. Click HERE to find out more information and begin the registration process.
Can I take an insurance CE class with an identical course title in a new renewal period? Can I take more than one ethics course?
Yes–only identical courses taken in the same renewal period are considered duplicate. As a result, if you are in a new renewal period, you could take any of our online or classroom insurance CE classes even if you've completed that insurance CE course before.
Yes–agents can take more than one ethic course and any additional ethics hours will simply go toward the 24 hours required for renewal. As a result, you could take any number ethics classes for your renewal.
Do you offer real estate or CFP (Certified Financial Planner) Board approved continuing education?
No–we are sorry, but due to regulatory changes and increased fees, we no longer offer real estate or CFP Board approved continuing education.
Yes–some of our classes are approved for General Continuing Education in Minnesota for Mortuary Science, and no, this validation will not affect your insurance CE credits. For those in Minnesota who are licensed in both Mortuary Science and insurance, you can receive dual validation by taking a course approved in both. For a listing of our insurance CE classes that are also approved for General MS in Minnesota, you can review the list HERE. At this time, Minnesota is the only state we offer Mortuary Scinece CE credits. If you would like us to consider MS CE credit validation in your resident state, please contact us at on the resources at the top of the page.
Is there a test at the end of the online insurance CE courses?
Yes–most states which allow online continuing education require an exam to indicate completion of the course. Our courses offer sample questions throughout the material to increase retention and the exam only has T/F questions with only 70% accuracy is required for successful completion. For more information regarding our online courses, we offer an overview that also gives you access to a SAMPLE DEMO: ONLINE COURSE OVERVIEW
Once I register for an online CE insurance course, can I review the course material anytime? How do I access the courses?
Yes–when you register, you can immediately access your online insurance CE courses through your Learning Center. You can access this through the MY ACCOUNT (or LOG IN/REGISTER) page in the upper right corner or selecting ACCESS LEARNING CENTER from the ONLINE COURSES header located at either the top or bottom of any page at our website. If you enter through the MY ACCOUNT page, simple select the link beneath your name that says, ACCESS YOUR INSURANCE COURSES.
Do I have to begin the online insurance CE courses as soon as I register?
No–you can register now and review the materials whenever it is most convenient for you. It's important to note that if you select our 30 DAYS UNLIMITED ACCESS, your 30 DAYS begins from the time of purchase, not the time of your first access to the online insurance CE lesson material.
Is the tuition refundable?
You should cancel your classroom registration five days prior to the meeting date for a full refund. Because we are required to confirm attendance at our classroom CE locations, we reserve the right to withhold some tuition to reimburse cost of late cancellations. If class is canceled, other locations & dates will be made available. You may always apply paid tuition to any of our other insurance CE offerings. Should you create an unintended purchase at our website, we will refund the tuition less a $5.00 processing fee due to the credit card transaction costs.
Do I have to register online through the website?
Although online registration is easiest way to register for any course, it is not required. Our current course information including a registration form is available HERE. You need Adobe Acrobat to view the form. You can access a free download of this program by clicking HERE.
Just print the form to complete the registration information and either mail or fax it to our office. Our address & fax number provided in the information on our registration form.
For online courses, registering online is the best method. Once the registration and payment has been processed, instructions to access the course will be emailed immediately so you can begin the course whenever it's convenient.
Does Iowa require the exam be PROCTORED?
Yes–of the online insurance CE classes we offer, Iowa requires the final exam be proctored by a disinterested third party who witnessed you taking the course and can attest to your identity. BRYAN VENTURES CANNOT PROCTOR THE COURSE ON YOUR BEHALF.
Once a IA resident insurance agent submits the online CE course exam, an electronic PROCTOR FORM will appear. The proctor must fully complete and submit the Proctor Form before you will receive your certificate. Because this is an IA insurance CE requirement, we cannot validate your earned CE credits or report the insurance CE hours to the state until the PROCTOR FORM has been submitted.
How does a proctor in Iowa complete the form?
For our Iowa online insurance CE courses, the proctor form will appear after you gain successful results on the final exam and is necessary before you can print your certificate.
If your proctor cannot complete the PROCTOR FORM immediately after your online CE exam submission, simply log into that course again and click the link in the left column entitled, "FINAL EXAM/COURSE CERTIFICATE." The proctor form will then appear and once submitted, you can print your certificate. Please notify us of this late submission so we can ensure we properly report your insurance CE credits.
What if I have additional questions?
You can reach us several ways:
phone: 651.257.8799 or 877-BV-INS-CE (877.284.6723)
Because of the increased activity with online courses, the best way to reach our service staff is EMAIL. Our staff will respond to your question about our insurance courses as quickly as possible. Be sure to provide details about your question including a phone and fax number.