California Insurance CE course, Flood Insurance, Rises to Meet Needs of Agents

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ProSchools has received approval by the California Department of Insurance for its 3-hour Flood Insurance course designed specifically to assist in fulfilling continuing education requirements of California insurance producers.

“ProSchools has seen an increase in the number of requests from insurance
producers across the country wanting the mandatory education needed to sell flood insurance policies," says Deanne Gillock, Regulatory Director for ProSchools

ProSchools’ California Insurance CE course, Flood Insurance, is approved to meet the 3-hour Flood Insurance training required for all California producers who wish to sell flood insurance policies under the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004. The course is especially relevant given the increasing number of areas that have suffered disasters recently, such as Del Norte and Santa Cruz counties when they were struck by a tsunami wave surge on March 11, 2011.

The National Flood Insurance Program, established with the passage of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, is a federal program enabling property owners in participating communities to purchase flood insurance as protection against flood losses. More than 21,000 communities participate in the NFIP.

While homeowners are often dismayed to find that their policies do not cover their flood damages, flooding is not covered under most homeowner and business multi-peril policies. In fact, federal disaster assistance will not always pay for flood damages. If residents and business property owners in high-risk areas have a mortgage from a federally-regulated or -insured lender, flood insurance is mandatory for the life of the mortgage. FEMA notes that “in 2010, the average flood policy was around $600 a year but the average total paid claim over the last five years was nearly $34,000.”

The Flood Insurance course adds to ProSchools CE Insurance course offerings and is available at http://www.proschools.com with 24-hour course access and instructor assistance by email and telephone, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm Pacific. California Property & Casualty producers must complete a minimum of 24 continuing education credit hours during each two-year license term.

ProSchools, a leader in online course development and training with almost 60 years experience teaching thousands of professionals, is a national education provider approved by the California Department of Insurance to offer insurance pre-license and continuing education. ProSchools’ California insurance licensing courses are certified to the high standards for distance education established by NAIC, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Information regarding all insurance courses can be found at the ProSchools website http://www.proschools.com or by calling ProSchools at (800) 452-4879.

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