Wisconsin- Flood Insurance Made Simple!

Total Hrs / Order Price
1-5 $15.95
6-17 $24.95
18-24 $39.95
25-50 $49.95
51+ $49.95 + $2.00 per
additional hour over 50
In addition: A State filing fee of $1.00 per credit hour will be added to the total

Pricing based on total number of
hours in order.

Approved For:

  • Property and Casualty

Credit Hours
3

Course Type
Online

DOI Number
62224

Publisher
FastrackCE, LLC

State
Wisconsin

State
State CE Requirements

CE Course Description

Flooding is the nation's #1 natural disaster. In just the past 10 years (1996-2005), annual flood losses in the United States averaged $2.4 billion per year. Currently nearly 5 million policyholders are protected with flood insurance policies; however many more homeowners remain at risk.

Due to its catastrophic nature, flood damage is excluded in homeowners’ insurance policies.

Many homeowners mistakenly believe they are covered for flood losses, when in fact they must purchase flood insurance through FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in order to have such coverage.

NFIP policies are sold by property insurance agents, which means a producer must be up to date on the National Flood Insurance Program, its coverage, conditions and more. This is the purpose of the online continuing education course, Flood Insurance Made Simple.

This self-study CE course begins with a discussion of flooding and the disastrous damage it can cause, including:

  • Definition of flooding and its causes;
  • Who is at risk of flood damage; and
  • Misconceptions about FEMA’s Natural Disaster relief.

From there, we delve into the National Flood Insurance Program:

  • Flood coverage
  • Definition of Flood Zones
  • Low, Moderate and High Risk Flood Zones
  • How to buy a flood insurance policy
  • Underwriting
  • Community rating
  • Choosing a deductible
  • What is insured against flood damage; and
  • How flood damage is valued.

A large portion of this online CE course examines flooding in general – including specific cases of flooding and the damage caused. It is important for property insurance agents to be able to convey to homeowners that everyone is at risk for flood damage. Therefore, we make a significant effort to inform agents on:

  • Flood misconceptions
  • How floods can happen anywhere
  • Causes of flooding
  • Why homeowners cannot rely on disaster relief from the federal government; and

This continuing education course explores and describes the key elements of floods, flooding, and insuring against them through flood Insurance in general and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) in specific. This concise study of floods and flood insurance provides students with interesting, informative, and applicable facts, figures, and real life examples of what Mother Nature dishes out. It also points out what people can and should do to deal and cope with the devastating consequences of floods. This CE course may satisfy the state CE requirement for NFIP (please check with your state to confirm the flood course requirements).

Required CE Hours for Renewal in Wisconsin

  • All Licenses

    • 24 CE hours biennially (even years), which must include three hours of Ethics

Special Training/Education Requirements (LTC, Flood, Ethics, others)

  • Long Term Care -LTC

    • Agents wishing to sell Long Term Care are required to take a one time only 8 hour Department of Insurance certified course
    • Each license term thereafter each agent must complete a 4 hour Long Term Care Partnership CE course that is approved by the department.
  • Flood Insurance Training

    • An insurance producer who sells flood insurance may satisfy the minimum training and education requirements by completing a 3-hour course related to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

How Hours are Reported

  • CE completions are submitted electronically the next business day after a passing completion is acquired.

License Term

  • License term is the last day of licensee's birth month in odd or even years whichever coincides with the birth year of the licensee.

Course Type approved for Continuing Education

  • Online courses
  • Independent Self-study
  • Classroom Study

Final Exam

  • Must be monitored by a disinterested third party.
  • Final exam is closed book.
  • Must answer at least 70% of the questions correct to pass.

Carryover CE Hours

  • CE hours may not be carried over from one renewal period to the next.

Repeating Courses

  • Courses may not be taken more than once in each renewal period.

Completion Certificates

  • Certificates of completion are available as soon as a course is completed with a passing grade. Certificates should be printed and kept on file.

CE Exemptions

  • Limited lines agents
  • Non resident producers (Except for the 2 hours of training specific to Wisconsin's Medicaid program and Wisconsin LTC options if selling LTC.)
  • Agents with Limited Lines licenses except for the limited line of automobile.
  • Newly licensed agents are exempt for the reporting period in which their initial license is issued, if they completed the prelicense education requirement during that same reporting period (exemption does not apply to agents adding a line to an existing license).

Additional Information

Third Party Contact: Sircon
Phone: 877-876-4430
Fax: 404-656-0874

Web Site:Sircon

Wisconsin Department of Insurance

Wisconsin Department of Insurance
Phone: Madison (608) 266-3585
Toll Free: (800) 236-8517 Fax: 608-267-9451
Email: ociagentlicensing@wisconsin.gov

Mailing Address
Wisconsin Department of Insurance
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
125 South Webster Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703-3474
Web Site:Wisconsin Department of Insurance