Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Great Seminars in Missoula Today

Thanks, everyone, for a great day in Missoula. Several people braved the horrible weather and travelled from Great Falls and Helena for the day. We also had people travel from Kalispell, Polson, and Butte!

Looking forward to next week's seminars in Billings. Then back to Missoula on June 3rd and out to Great Falls on June 5th.

FYI, I'll be teaching a CIC Institute for the National Alliance in Casper, Wyoming May 13-15 and a CISR for MIEF/IIAMT in Kalispell on May 21st.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Last Chance to Register for April CE Seminars in Missoula

We have 4 more seats available for our April 29th CE Seminars at the Best Western Grant Creek Inn in Missoula. Seminars offered that day are:
  • 8am - 12pm - Introduction to Commercial Lines - 4 CEs
  • 1pm - 4pm - Insurance Tidbits - 3 CEs (NEW CLASS!)
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm - 2007 Montana Insurance Legislation Review

Visit our website at and click the Seminar CE for more info or to register.

If you mention Blog Confirmation #42909A in the Comments section of your online registration form, we'll waive the last-minute registration fee of $10!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Legislative Changes CE Seminars

Each licensed Montana Producer and Adjuster must spend at least 1 of their 24 CE hours (or 5 CE hours, if a Limited Lines Producer) attending a Legislative Changes course.

Does this mean you have to take a 2009 Legislative Changes course once the 2009 Legislative Session is over? NO!

It means that you have to attend a Legislative Changes course that has been approved by the Montana Insurance Continuing Education Program and which doesn't bear the same, exact course number of a course you've taken within the past 24 months.

Here's a tip: each CE provider in Montana receives its own CE Course Numbers. For example, if Faulkner Education Services is offering a Legislative Changes course, it's course number is totally different from the Legislative Changes courses offered by other CE providers. In fact, Faulkner Education currently offers TWO Legislative Changes courses and EACH of them has a different number.


Sunday, April 19, 2009


Just got a Twitter account to see what all the fuss is about. See link on this blog.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

In-House CE Seminars & Training

We offer the following In-House events:
  • Insurance CE Seminars
  • Limited Lines Producer Pre-licensing course
  • Insurance Training on Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, and Networking

Advantages of In-House events:

  • You choose the topics and dates
  • 3-4 hour seminars and workshops so your entire staff can attend, but your office isn't under-staffed during the event
  • Discounted pricing
  • Choose from our curriculum or hire us to develop and write seminars, workshops, and trainings to meet your needs
  • Relaxed atmosphere

Call me to inquire about arranging In-House CE Seminars, insurance training, or business development workshops.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Insurance CE Seminars in Great Falls

Thanks to a wonderful gal in Great Falls who helped me put this deal together, I'll be holding three insurance CE seminars in Great Falls on Friday, June 5th:
  • 8am - 11am -- In-Home Businesses -- 3 CEs
  • 12pm - 3pm -- Insurance E & O Prevention -- 3 CEs
  • 3:30pm - 4:3pm -- 2007 Montana Insurance Legislation Review -- 1 CE

All three seminars are approved for CE by the Montana Insurance Continuing Education Program. They'll be held at the conference room at the office of the Great Falls Association of Realtors.

For more details, or to register online, visit our website at:

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lesser-Known Facts About CE License Renewal Requirements

I receive inquiries on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis from Montana licensed producers and adjusters concerning the CE requirements for renewing their licenses. Here are a few lesser-known details:
  • The 24-month period during which CE must be taken ENDS with your license renewal date and does NOT BEGIN with the date you obtained your license.
  • All licensed adjusters and producers--with the exception of Limited Lines Producers, must complete 24 hours of CE during their renewal period. (YES,this includes Title, Surety, and Life-only or PC-only producers!
  • The requirement prohibiting a producer from repeating the same CE course for credit within a 24-month period is much less strict than a lot of people believe: (1) The topic is not restricted - you CAN take more than one auto seminar or law seminar. (2) The restriction applies to the course #. (3) Each CE provider in MT receives a separate course # for each of their courses. If Faulkner Education Services offers a 2007 Legislative Changes/Law seminar, it's course # is unique and totally different from all other providers' course #s.

For more information, visit the following links:

  1. Our web site:
  2. The Montana DOI web site:

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Value of In-House Seminars & Workshops

In-House seminars and workshops have a variety of value:
  • Convenience - your staff doesn't need to lose time travelling
  • Control - you pick and choose the seminar topics that will prove most beneficial to your staff
  • Cost-effective - most in-house offerings are less expensive because we do not incur the costs of a hotel conference room, beverages, and snacks

We offer the following In-House Seminars and Workshops:

  • Insurance continuing education
  • Limited Lines Producer pre-licensing
  • Career development
  • Miscellaneous training and motivation

Call for more information!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Welcome to our Blog!

We'll be posting information about all kinds of business and insurance education, including updates when we add new seminars, courses, and workshops to our schedule.

If you'd like to schedule in-house training or seminars at your business, let us know!