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IIABCal's Professional Education:  It's Ready When You Are!

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."  Ben Franklin

IIABCal, through its education subsidiary, iiLEARN - the Independent Insurance Learning Education & Research Network, has created a partnership based model that allows IIABCal to work with quality leading edge education providers to deliver an array of education services and the most up-to-date professional development training available. Expanding beyond the traditional educational efforts of the past, iiLEARN provides career building courses in learning formats to fit your busy lifestyle.  iiLEARN puts you in control! 

Online Training For Insurance Industry New Hires

IIABCal has long championed the concept of hiring for aptitude and attitude then training for technical expertise. We’ve now made this feasible with an effective online training capability for insurance industry new hires.

Online learning is the ideal way to fit basic coverage and business skills education into the workday. Our new hire training is on-demand, interactive, cost-effective and measurable! Audiovisual exercises and knowledge checks provide an interactive learning experience giving the new hire a jump-start. Find Out more.


Modules Build Skills For Successful Client Interactions

Account Managers need excellent client relations and communication skills so the modules on Business Communication, Client Management Essentials, and Advanced Communication and Negotiation, help build the necessary skills to lead successful client interactions. 

The Commercial and/or Personal Lines Basics eLearning courses will also build their fluency of insurance terms to be able to assist clients. Find Out more.


Legal Issues That Impact Independent Agents & Their Clients 

Led by IIBACal General Counsel Steve Young, IIABCal teams up with leading law firms specializing in agent-broker insurance law issues to offer timely agent-broker legal education.  

Young, along with legal experts from Michelman & Robinson, LLP, Hirschfeld-Kraemer, LLC, and Prop 23 Advisors, provides the latest on legislative, regulatory or judicial decisions that impact the business of independent agents & brokers and their clients.  Find Out More.


Gain Valuable Insights on the Workers' Compensation Insurance System

As California’s trusted, objective provider of workers’ compensation rate-making, research, and statistical information, the WCIRB is the premier provider of educational services to the California insurance community. 

Gain valuable insights on the workers' compensation insurance system directly from the authority on topics such as Classification, Experience Rating, and Ownership. Find Out more.


Meet Your Flood Training Requirements With NFIP Basic Course

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has published minimum training and education requirements, as required by section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, for all insurance agents who sell Standard Flood Insurance Policies issued through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

IIABCal offers a course that meets the one-time continuing education requirement for existing licensees. The Course covers the basics of the flood insurance market and reviews the main policy forms that are used today.  Finally, the course will review flood zones, general rules and claims, and includes recent NFIP legislative changes. Find Out more.

Exclusive Access To Discounted Online Insurance Pre-Licensing Courses

The State of California requires that individuals obtain a certificate of completion from a pre-licensing provider prior to taking the state insurance exam. IIABCal’s education partner, ExamFX, offers an online program for learners to work at their own pace in a style that best fits their needs.

ExamFX educational tools include simulated exams, interactive exercises and video. Individuals looking to get licensed in Property & Casualty or Life & Health can fully satisfy their pre-licensing certificate requirements through the ExamFX online course Find Out more.





New Producers Learn Advance Skills With eLearning Modules

If you have a new producer on staff, we recommend our eLearning modules on Advanced Communication and Negotiation and Business Communication Fundamentals to ramp up their skills. 

This will build their confidence when speaking with potential clients. If your producer is new to the industry, the Commercial and/or Personal Lines Basics are a great introduction to the industry.  Find Out More.


Best Practices Learning Builds Desired Skills

There are many desired skills for your employees when considering a best practices agency operation. We recommend all employees with limited insurance knowledge complete our eLearning modules on Commercial and/or Personal Lines Coverage Basics so every employee has a greater understanding of the industry.

The business skills eLearning modules are recommended for any employee who interacts with clients. In addition, the Emerging Leader’s eLearning series offers proven approaches on how to best recruit, hire, manage and coach employees and is great for any management level employee. Find Out More.


lIABCal Offers Courses To Satisfy Ethics Training Requirements

California Insurance Code Section 1749.3 requires Property Broker-Agents and/or Casualty Broker-Agents and Life-Only agents and or/Accident and Health agents, as well as Personal Lines broker-agents and Limited Lines Automobile insurance agents, to complete three hours of ethics training during their two-year license term.

IIABCal offers a variety of ethics courses to satisfy the three-hour licensing requirement. 
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Earn E&O Policy Discounts From IIABCal’s Risk Management Courses

IIABCal offers a single, six-hour Video on Demand Webcast which IIABCal members can apply toward the agency's requirement for the Swiss Re and Allianz 10% E&O discount.  

The webcast is designed to give agents important information to help reduce their exposure to E&O claims and save them money.   In addition, IIABCal offers an E&O Mock Trail course giving agents a first-hand look at what goes on at a real E&O trial.  Find Out More.


Keep Up-To-Date On Product Coverage Changes

IIABCal has partnered with top-notch resources to bring our members up to date education on various Property & Casualty product coverages.  

Our menu of options includes live webinars as well as videos on demand, and is updated on a regular basis, so check back often.  Find out more.


Advanced Education Available Through Designation Programs

As an insurance industry professional, advanced education through a designation program is beneficial for in-depth understanding of the industry and building skills to apply that knowledge.  

Through our partnership with The Institutes, and ABEN, IIABCal can give you members access to several insurance designation programs.   Find Out More..


IIABCal Education Partners


A collection of Big “I” affiliated state associations formed the Agents & Brokers Education Network (ABEN) to offer professional insurance training using Live webcast technology. ABEN's Live Webcasts will stream professional instructors right into your office, along with related course material and the ability to ask questions and chat with other students.  IIABCal joined ABEN to bring highly relevant, interactive, and professionally produced continuing education programs to California independent agents in the most convenient and economical ways possible.




 The Big "I" Virtual University is the leading technical insurance and agency management information source in the industry-developed for agents, by agents. Through its extensive research library it provides information on all types of coverages, sample ISO forms, special features, checklists, white papers and more.  VU 
offers an extensive number of articles that include coverage analyses. Many of the articles are based upon real-life questions received by the Ask an Expert service. This service ensures that our information is current and topical.

ExamFX is the leading national prelicensing provider for the Insurance and Financial Services industry. Our course library includes Series 6, 63, 65, 66, 7, 24, 26, Life, Health, Property, Casualty, and many others. Our highly-predictive practice exams are the most state-specific available and are designed to simulate actual testing environments. Our content is supported by cutting-edge online tools, including live instructor-led webinars, virtual flash cards, virtual study calendars, online video instruction, and mobile apps. Visit our website for details on our 100% Money Back Guarantee for students who do not pass their licensing exam on the 1st attempt!


Hirschfeld Kraemer, LLP’s singular focus on employment law, combined with its size and breadth of experience, has helped the law firm create a foundation of in-depth knowledge concerning the particular needs of a diverse group of industries and their business cultures. Many of the firm’s attorneys are recognized experts in their particular field of interest, including technology, banking, hospitality, education, new media and entertainment, and additional industries.


The Insurance Educational Association (IEA) is the leading not-for-profit provider of professional education in the western United States by pioneering professional development and continuing education programs. Professionals who are seeking Property Casualty underwriting or risk management classes such as CPCU and ARM, Workers Compensation claims adjuster certification or Disability Management training (WCCA/P and CPDM) can find relevant and practical courses through IEA to help improve their job performance.


International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI) educates risk managers, insurance agents/brokers, underwriters, and other insurance professionals through a comprehensive list of online reference material & courses and seminars & conference, such as the IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference for IIABCal members.

MarshBerry's primary objective is to help insurance agents, brokers and carriers as they work to maximize their value through our industry-specific services that include:  M&A Advisory, Management Consulting, Organic Growth Consulting and Executive Peer Exchange Networks.  Ranked #1 M&A Advisor by SNL Financial for each of the past 17 years, MarshBerry has advised on 531 transactions since 1999 and completed more than 250 diagnostic and confirmatory due diligence projects over the last twelve years.  


Michelman & Robinson, LLP (M&R), recognized as leaders in the insurance industry, is a national law firm representing the largest insurance carriers, brokers, agents and reinsurance companies in the country. M&R’s breadth of experience in virtually every area of insurance runs deep, with a rich history representing clients in claim disputes, all types of coverage litigation and regulatory matters.


New Level Partners (NLP) was founded in 2001 and specializes in training solutions for the property and casualty insurance industry. NLP designs, develops and delivers customized and interactive training programs, both instructor-led and web-based. A wide range of instructional design tools and technologies ensure NLP’s programs are the most interactive and effective on the market. 


In 1918 the voters of California passed Proposition 23, ratifying the Workmen's Compensation Insurance and Safety Act. Today, the challenge is to keep the Grand Bargain alive amidst a host of challenges.  Since 1993, Mark Webb, owner of Prop 23 Advisors, ​has worked closely with stakeholders, policy makers, and research organizations in the constant effort to improve California's complex and costly workers' compensation system. The effort is ongoing and the need to continue to improve the system is as important as ever. 


The Institutes are the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property casualty industry. Institutes knowledge solutions include the CPCU designation program, associate designation programs in areas such as claims, risk management, underwriting, and reinsurance; introductory and foundation programs; online courses; research; custom solutions; assessment tools; and continuing education (CE) courses.


The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California (WCIRB) is a private, nonprofit association of all insurance companies licensed to transact workers' compensation insurance in the state of California. The WCIRB operates under the authority of the California Insurance Code, is licensed by the California Department of Insurance (CDI) and is the Insurance Commissioner’s designated statistical agent for workers’ compensation insurance. To learn more about the WCIRB, its core functions and the products and services available to insurers, agents and brokers, and others, visit www.wcirb.com.