SOURCE: Insurance Educational Association

August 10, 2009 08:30 ET

Insurance Educational Association Enables Working Professionals to Go Back to School With Fall Semester Curriculum

Online Self-Study Courses Deliver Ease-of-Use, Lower Costs

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - August 10, 2009) - The Insurance Educational Association (IEA), a leading provider of professional education, today announced its Fall Semester Curriculum for the working professional in the insurance, risk management, disability and related industries. Nearly 2700 students are expected to increase their skills and receive industry accreditation through IEA's Fall Semester classes, which begin on August 24.

New for the Fall Semester is a suite of online self-study courses. These courses, first introduced on a limited basis earlier this year, enable students to learn when and where they want. In addition, they allow study at a reduced cost to students and their employers. This more efficient delivery model is especially relevant in today's economic environment.

"Now more than ever, education and training is the key to security and advancement in the insurance industry," said Roy Little, President and CEO of IEA. "We're pleased to be able to deliver this education through multiple channels, including online self-study. Internet-based courses open training and career opportunities to even more insurance industry professionals, and it does so at lower cost than ever before."

IEA Fall Semester seminars available in classroom:

--  Additional Insureds/Certificates of Insurance
--  Applied Risk Management
--  Ethics for the Insurance Professional
--  Going Global: International Insurance and Risk Management (New course)
--  Workers' Compensation Update 2009

IEA students can also choose from industry-respected designations in workers' compensation, disability management, risk management, and more.

IEA Fall Semester workers' compensation courses available in classroom, online instructor-led and online self-study:

Introduction to Workers' Compensation Claims

Workers' Compensation Claims

Workers' Compensation Claims Advanced

Medical Coordination of Workers' Compensation Claims

Return to Work and Disability Management in the Workers' Compensation System

Permanent Disability Rating and AMA Guide - Basic

Permanent Disability Rating and AMA Guide - Advanced

Labor Code And Current Case Law

Advanced Issues In Workers' Compensation

IEA Licensing and Property Casualty Courses available in classroom or online, instructor led:

--  Agent/Broker Prelicensing
--  Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
--  Certified Professional in Disability Management (CPDM)
--  Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
--  IIA's General Insurance Program
--  Associate in Claims
--  Associate in Information Technology (New designation)
--  Associate in Underwriting
--  Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter
--  CRIS Designation
--  Essentials in Risk Pool Management

"IEA is responding to the needs of industry professionals and employers looking for more efficient and effective methods to remain competitive," added Little. "We look forward to further additions to IEA's online self-study offerings as we continue to expand our reach across the country."

About Insurance Educational Association

IEA is the leading not-for-profit provider of classroom, online and online self-study educational services for the insurance and disability management industry. Founded in 1876, IEA's more than 200 instructors interact with over 8,000 students a year. IEA's broad range of products and services helps students build business, technical, managerial and sales skills. For more information, visit

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