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August 2023

August Educational Spotlight
To view our entire August schedule click here.

 CISR & CIC Courses

Course Date Time Location Member


August 1 8 AM - 4 PM Virtual $160 7
CISR - Agency Operations August 10 8 AM - 4 PM Virtual $160 7
CIC - Commercial Multiline August 16-17 8 AM - 5 PM Virtual $430 16
CISR - Insuring Commercial Property August 29 8 AM - 4 PM Virtual $160 7

General CE Courses
Course Date Time Location Member Price
CE Hours
* *New 1 Hour Webinar **
Commercial Property Valuation Options
August 2 1 PM - 2 PM Virtual $20 1
Ethical Dilemmas in Insurance and the Responsibilities of Agents August 3 12 PM - 3 PM Virtual $45 3
* *New 1 Hour Webinar **
Why Personal Lines Deductibles Always Confuse Insureds 
August 9 1 PM - 2 PM Virtual $20 1
Claims That Will Convince Your Insured to Enhance Their Homeowners Coverage August 10 12 PM - 3 PM Virtual $45 3
The Agent’s Perspective on
Transitioning Your Agency
August 16 11 AM - 12 PM Virtual FREE 0
“Wait…What the #^&* Just Happened?!” 14 Personal Lines Issues to Know August 17 8 AM - 11 AM Virtual $45 3
* *New 1 Hour Webinar **
Coverages That Keep a Business Income Loss from Bankrupting You
August 23 1 PM - 2 PM Virtual $20 1
Agent’s E&O: Duties, Best Practices, Operations, Workflows, & Certificates  August 24 12 PM - 3 PM Virtual $45 3
 ABEN Webinars
Direct Registration
Multiple Multiple Virtual $84 3

You can view the full schedule of webinars here.

 IIA of IL Has Partnered With The Institutes?

The Institutes deliver high-impact education solutions for the brightest minds in the risk management and property-casualty industry today. They prepare people to fulfill their professional and ethical responsibilities by offering customer-focused and innovative educational research, networking and career resource solutions.
As a member of IIA of IL, we encourage you to take advantage of The Institutes’ education programs.

Members will receive: •10% off all digital content, including topic and specialized courses, Micro-Certs, and designation pathways •20% off CPCU study materials •35% off CEU's Unlimited Access Program.


Depending on what you are looking for, either learning more about the industry’s top trends and issues, or meeting your CE requirements for the year (or possibly a little bit of both), CONVO education sessions will meet your needs. Experts are coming in from throughout the country to provide updates on the latest trends, topics, and issues impacting the industry.  You don't want to miss this!
Upcoming Courses:

Property & Casualty, August 8-9 - Virtual
Life & Health, August 22-23 - Virtual

Pre-Licensing Class from the Experts
There really is no comparing the Illinois Insurance Pre-Licensing Program to any competitor in the state. No other provider offers as many benefits as we do! Our FREE online tools and exam reviews are exceptional. Plus, our instructors are licensed with certifications and have deep knowledge of Illinois laws and regulations - something no one else can offer! Click here to view our comparison chart.
Your new hires will come back from class prepared to pass the exam on the first try. Click here to register.
IIA of IL members receive a discount off registration.



 Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Commercial Multiline 
CE Available in other States, contact IIA of IL for details
16 hours of IL CE credit

Join Paul Burkett and Keith Wilts as they cover the business owners policy.  Learn how coverage can be provided and the major policy provisions found in employment practices liability policies. Examine the purpose of excess liability policies. Learn about the different policy characteristics, “self-insured retention”, underlying requirements, and concurrency issues and learn how to compare insuring agreements, exclusions and policy provisions.  All in two days!
Discover the benefits participants will gain by attending.

Upcoming CISR Courses
August 1 - Life & Health Essentials - Virtual
August 10 - Agency Operations- Virtual
August 29 - Insuring Commercial Property- Virtual 

Empower Outstanding Individuals to Provide Exceptional Account Management and Customer Service
Today’s organizations live and die by their customer service - so be great at what you do! If you are thinking about expanding your skills, only one program should be on your radar - CISR.
Why? CISR courses are known for preparing front-line professionals to analyze risks, policies, forms, and claims data and communicate that understanding clearly to their clients, carriers, and colleagues. There are no prerequisites for taking courses or enrolling in the CISR Program.


Each year a group of exceptional insurance professionals are selected to represent their states and then compete to become the National Outstanding CSR of the Year. This prestigious award, recognizes the contributions and commitment of those who serve clients within the insurance industry.
We are pleased to announce this year's Illinois winner:

 Susan Vance from Abbe Insurance Agency

Congratulations Susan on earning this prestigious award and we wish you luck at the National level!

To see a list of all the
state winners click here.


Congratulations to the IIA of Illinois Education Committee and Education Team on being named an IIABA Excellence in Insurance Education Diamond Award Recipient. This is the top honor the IIABA bestows upon Association Education offices across the country.