Take the first step on your insurance education journey and discover what the Introductory Series has to offer.

  • Ready yourself for a career in insurance with preparatory courses that improve achievement and lay a foundation for your future
  • Support your own learning style and set your own pace with access to online courses 24 hours a day.
  • Cultivate results-oriented learning and take your time with 60 days to complete a course—these courses fit your schedule!

These courses do not offer any state CE credit and will not serve as an update option for the designation programs

 

These are the times clients and colleagues need you the most.

Be where learning thrives with professional development that inspires results. Follow The National Alliance’s proven learning path and take the first step on your insurance education journey with the Introductory Series. These self-paced online intro courses give you the direction you need to jump start your insurance career, strengthen your knowledge of exposures and coverages, and increase overall performance.

Intro Courses

Property and Casualty insurance is the backbone of the industry. Learn the basic P&C concepts as the first step on your learning path.

Get an overview in this introductory course of general concepts associated with all lines of insurance—but with a special focus on property and casualty.

Topics Include:

  • General insurance terms and concepts—definitions, authority granted to agents, the Law of Large Numbers, insurance marketing distribution systems, and a profile of how major types of insurance companies are structured
  • The foundations of property and casualty insurance—insurable interest, cause of loss, open perils, and loss valuation
  • Insurance policy principles and concepts—claims that are covered by more than one policy, limits of liability, coinsurance, and nonrenewal
  • Liability basics and the defenses for unintentional torts—the four tests for negligence, the three types of liability, plus the concepts of general and compensatory damages

These courses do not offer any state CE credit and will not serve as an update option for the designation programs

 

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What is real and business property? Explore Intro to Commercial Property after taking Property & Casualty to round out your understanding.

It’s recommended that this Introduction to Commercial Property Insurance course be taken after Intro to Property and Casualty. Study the concepts associated with insuring business real and personal property.

Topics Include:

  • Commercial Property Insurance
  • Commercial Property Causes of Loss
  • Commercial Property Endorsements

These courses do not offer any state CE credit and will not serve as an update option for the designation programs

 

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Two of the most important policies are reviewed to increase your understanding of business liability exposures and coverage fundamentals.

Insuring business liability exposures is one of the most important areas in the field of insurance. The terminology is important and fundamental concepts are vital to a successful career serving businesses of all kinds and sizes. CGL and Business Auto are analyzed to increase your understanding of the basics.

Topics Include:

  • Commercial General Liability
  • Business Auto Policy

These courses do not offer any state CE credit and will not serve as an update option for the designation programs.

 

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Would you like to have a working knowledge of group health plans? Find out what you need to be aware of with this intro course.

Take this course to get the fundamentals you need to understand employer-based group health plans.

Topics Include:

  • Regulations Impacting Health Care Plans
  • Common Health Care Terms
  • Health Care Delivery Systems
  • Other Benefits Under Comprehensive Plans
  • Medicare and Medicaid
  • Defined Contribution Health Care Plans

These courses do not offer any state CE credit and will not serve as an update option for the designation programs.

 

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Get an overview of the three important coverages used by the industry for exposures that require more tailored and flexible coverage.

Find out about three important commercial coverages used for exposures that need special attention and require additional forms and policies.

Topics Include:

  • Inland and Ocean Marine
  • Equipment breakdown
  • Commercial Crime Coverage

These courses do not offer any state CE credit and will not serve as an update option for the designation programs.

 

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Learn how the Personal Auto Policy actually works. Knowing the parts and purpose of the personal auto policy is primary for every insurance professional.

Personal Automobile insurance is a familiar coverage for anyone who owns a car. This course is about how it actually works. After completing this course you will understand the basic provisions of the coverage parts of the Personal Automobile Policy.

Topics Include:

  • Liability and Medical Payments insurance
  • Coverage for Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Collision and Other Than Collision coverage
  • Policy Conditions and General Provisions
  • Limits and Deductibles

These courses do not offer any state CE credit and will not serve as an update option for the designation programs.

 

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What are the main provisions of the Homeowner’s Policy? Find out how to protect a client’s most important asset.

Personal Residential insurance is one of the most common package policies sold today. After completing this course, you will understand the basic provisions of the coverage parts of the Homeowners Program.

Topics Include:

  • Section I Property Coverages A, B, C and D
  • Section II Personal Liability and Med Pay (Coverages E and F)
  • Limits of Liability
  • Perils Insured Against
  • Additional Coverages
  • Exclusions
  • Conditions

These courses do not offer any state CE credit and will not serve as an update option for the designation programs.

 

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Learn how to protect what is most meaningful to clients. Discover the ins and outs of life insurance, health insurance, and annuities.

See what life and health is all about. Review the important coverages and financial strategies used across the industry for life and health insurance.

Topics Include:

  • Understand the parties to a life insurance contract
  • Describe the difference between term insurance and permanent life insurance and explain policy provisions
  • Outline the basics of annuities
  • Describe employer-based group health plans
  • Provide an overview of the American health insurance industry
  • List the characteristics of health insurance policies
  • Define and differentiate Medicare and Medicaid

These courses do not offer any state CE credit and will not serve as an update option for the designation programs.

 

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Define employee benefits and what benefits are available today and discover the current regulations that guide them.

This course provides an overview of the types of employee benefits and includes some of the regulations that impact them.

Topics Include:

  • Define employee benefits and why employers offer benefits
  • Identify the risk concepts for both the employer and the employee
  • Describe the regulations impacting employee benefits
  • Identify and describe the types of benefits employers currently offer

These courses do not offer any state CE credit and will not serve as an update option for the designation programs.

 

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Explore the types of retirement plans that many employers provide their employees.

This course provides an overview of the kinds of retirement plans that employers offer to their employees. Get up to speed on the employer-sponsored retirement plans environment.

Topics Include:

  • Explain why employers offer retirement plans
  • Describe how employers choose their retirement plan offering
  • Explain the regulations impacting retirement plans
  • Define basic retirement plan terminology
  • List the various retirement plan offerings and briefly describe each
  • Describe a financial planning benefit, along with the pros and cons of offering this to employees

These courses do not offer any state CE credit and will not serve as an update option for the designation programs.

 

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Learning Options

Self-Paced Online

Benefits

What's in it for
Your Clients?

  • Able to understand and articulate basic client needs and solutions
  • Can direct toward appropriate personal and commercial lines information
  • Conversant in terms and regulations to find answers quickly
  • Discuss broad concepts and general industry trends

What's in it for Your Agency or Company?

  • Low cost/High Impact for new employees
  • Choose topics relevant to your business
  • Self-study courses allow flexibility in completion

What's in it for You?

  • Fast start on a new career track in the insurance industry
  • Income-increasing professional development by respected academics
  • Courses to prepare you for your designation goals and future path
  • Basic technical knowledge with self-paced online courses to fit your schedule and view on any mobile device