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Hi, I'm Uncle Bill. Questions? Text (faster reply) or call me! 608.219.4985
CEArkansas is your insurance agent CE-- faster, cheaper, and easier than you'd ever expect. Your time is valuable, and finishing your CE as quickly as possible at the lowest cost means you can get back to business. I'm Bill Murray, and I'm here to help you do just that. And yes, I'm certified with the state to do CE.


Purchase credits below. Take any class you want, when you want. Review the class reading material at your pace. Move on to the test when you are ready. Tests are 25 or 50 questions, multiple choice. Passing score is 70% or higher. Test only takes 20-25 minutes to finish. You can repeat a test right away if you don't pass at no extra charge, shame, or embarrassment. Once you pass, click the link on the test-confirmation page to get to the test affidavit. You and your proctor will fill it out and type in your initials and "signatures". Then it is electronically submitted to me. Go to www.nipr.com to renew your license with the state. You can only do this in the last 60 days of your licensing period. Fee is about $75 total.


Purchase Credits

Everyone needs a total of 24 credits (hours) of CE, regardless of how many licenses you carry. At least 3 of the 24 credits must be "ethics", but you can take more than 3 credits and they all count toward the 24. You can get 24 credits for just $35.99 plus AR state CE submission fees ($1/credit = $59.99 total). Fees are collected at time of purchase to avoid unnecessary delays and the inconvenience to you of paying again and again, every time you complete a class. At CEArkansas you're not buying classes, just credits. Like when you go to the carnival and buy a bunch of tickets-- some rides take 1 ticket, some 2 tickets, and so on. My classes vary from 1 credit to 24 credits. You can take any class you want, any time you want-- no commitments. I subtract credits when you pass the test. Take classes until you run out of credits. Easy!

►Returning customers: check if you have any paid-up credits left to use. There's no expiration date on credits once you buy them! Buy now at a discount, use in the future. Looking for a receipt for a prior purchase? Click here.

Credits PriceAR CE Submission Fee* Total Cost
1$25.55$1.00$26.55
2$26.08$2.00$28.08
3$26.59$3.00$29.59
4$27.12$4.00$31.12
5$27.63$5.00$32.63
6$28.16$6.00$34.16
7$28.67$7.00$35.67
8$29.49$8.00$37.19
9$29.72$9.00$38.72
10$30.23$10.00$40.23
11$30.77$11.00$41.77
12$31.28$12.00$43.28
13$31.81$13.00$44.81
14$32.32$14.00$46.32
15$32.84$15.00$47.84
16$33.36$16.00$49.36
17$33.88$17.00$50.88
18$34.4$18.00$52.4
19$34.92$19.00$53.92
20$35.44$20.00$55.44
21$35.96$21.00$56.96
22$36.47$22.00$58.47
23$36.48$23.00$59.48
24$35.99$24.00$59.99
25$45.24$25.00$70.24
26$46.05$26.00$72.05
27$46.86$27.00$73.86
28$47.66$28.00$75.66
29$48.47$29.00$77.47
30$49.28$30.00$79.28
31$50.08$31.00$81.08
32$50.90$32.00$82.90
33$51.71$33.00$84.71
34$52.51$34.00$86.51
35$53.32$35.00$88.32
36$54.13$36.00$90.13
37$54.94$37.00$91.94
38$55.74$38.00$93.74
39$56.55$39.00$95.55
40$57.37$40.00$97.37
41$56.37$41.00$97.37
42$57.17$42.00$99.17
43$57.98$43.00$100.98
44$58.79$44.00$102.79
45$59.59$45.00$104.59
46$60.40$46.00$106.40
47$61.21$47.00$108.21
48$62.99$48.00$110.99
100$125.00$100.00$225.00
200$240.00$200.00$440.00
300$350.00$300.00$650.00

*AR CE Submission fee: $1/credit fee charged by the state to submit your credits. It is not your AR license renewal fee; that's a separate $70 you pay at www.nipr.com. The CE fee started a while back to cover the cost of the NIPR system. I pay this fee on your behalf, and I collect it at the time of purchase. My competitors don't talk much about this fee until after you pass your test, then make you pay the fee in order to have your credits submitted-- like a ransom. I think this is dishonest (since it makes their services look cheaper than mine, when they are not) and it puts your license at risk, especially if you are cutting it close to your expiration. At CEArkansas, what you pay is what it costs. No baloney.

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Classes

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All Classes offered are listed here. All classes are valid for any type of AR insurance license; no limitations based on your license type. Choose for yourself!

Are you looking for...    ETH    ►ethics classes?      ANN   ►annuity suitability classes? Look for these symbols in the first column below.

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Take any of the color-paired classes in this section and get all your credits in just two classes! The same classes are also available individually in the "My Freestyle CE" section after this one.
Credits, Access, Class Name,
Class Number, Credit Details
Class Description

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"PPACA Details" Course #199880, 21 general credits
Agent impacts of PPACA and assorted PPACA ("ObamaCare") details and Q&A from the DOL and IRS. Class reflects original PPACA implementation, not all the changes since: this is history class, not a reflection of current state.

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"What is Ethics" Course #199857, 3 ethics credits

3ETH

Toolkit of tactics successful people use in wading through ethical dilemmas.

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"P&C and Commercial Readings" Course #199881, 19 general credits
An engaging assortment of articles that cover the gamut of the P&C world.

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"Ethics in Insurance" Course #199879, 5 ethics credits

5ETH

An equally engaging variety of readings that chronicle the role of ethics in the industry.

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"IRAs and  Retirement Plans" Course #199878, 19 general credits
The ins and outs of IRAs and employment-based retirement plans directly from the IRS. In addition, ethics is included so that this single course can fulfill you entire CE requirement!

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"Ethics in Insurance" Course #199879, 5 ethics credits

5ETH

An engaging variety of readings that chronicle the role of ethics in the industry.
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Credits, Access, Class Name,
Class Number, Credit Details
Class Description

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"Insurance Fraud" Course #199868,
1 general credit
A quick look at insurance fraud in many of its present forms, as well as efforts to recognize, control and prosecute it.

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"Life Insurance History" Course #199865, 1 general credit
Hey Discovery Channel fans... this class takes you on a short journey though the early history of life insurance.

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"Annuities" Course #199877,
2 general credits
Covers the basics of annuities, with additional emphasis on variable annuities. History of annuities also covered. Does NOT fulfill AR Annuity Suitability Training Requirements

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"Principles of Insurance" Course #199861,
2 general credits
Back to basics--- Fundamentals of insurance in law and in practice. The function of insurance in society as well as risk and contract basics.

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"Life Settlements and Viaticals" Course #199864,
2 general credits
A look at these controversial products from two very different angles. You decide which is right! Does NOT fulfill any Life Settlement Training Requirements
Credits, Access, Class Name,
Class Number, Credit Details
Class Description

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"Insurance in the Developing World 2" Course #199866, 2 general credits
Lighter discussion of concepts in the 'Insurance in the Developing World 1' class. Life and health micro-insurance products are also discussed, and compared to community-based insurance-like activities that already take place in the developing world.

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"What is Ethics?" Course #199857,
3 ethics credits

3ETH

Toolkit of tactics successful people use in wading through ethical dilemmas.

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"Health Insurance Scam Alert!" Course #199871,
3 general credits
Overview of current health insurance scams, and how to protect your clients from them.

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"Ethics in Insurance" Course #199879,
5 ethics credits

5ETH

An engaging variety of readings that chronicle the role of ethics in the industry.
Credits, Access, Class Name,
Class Number, Credit Details
Class Description

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"Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance" Course #199873,
5 general credits
Overview of errors and omissions insurance--- and how to make sure you never have to make a claim on your personal policy!

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"Business Insurance Basics" Course #199875,
5 general credits
Business owners have a lot of insurance decisions to make. This class covers the basics that they need to know.

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"Annuity Suitability Training" Course #199856,
6 Annuity Suitability credits

6ANN

This class fulfills the Annuity Training requirement for agents who wish to sell annuities

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"Ethics" Course #199872, 6 ethics credits

6ETH

Overview of ethics, including an overview of scholarly work on the subject.
Credits, Access, Class Name,
Class Number, Credit Details
Class Description

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"Auto Insurance" Course #199876, 9 general credits
Overview of auto insurance policies and provisions.

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"Home Insurance" Course #199870, 9 general credits
Overview of homeowners insurance policies and provisions.

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"Insurance in the Developing World 1" Course #199867, 10 general credits
Fascinating look at the impact that micro-insurance has on people in the developing world. A peek into America's past--- we were just like these people 200 years ago, what would a program like this have done for our ancestors?

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"Voluntary Benefits Overview" Course #199858, 12 general credits
A broad look at the types of voluntary insurance and non-insurance products that the industry offers. How employers implement these plans, and communicate them effectively is discussed, as well as what makes each type of plan popular. This is followed by a discussion of the "new" cafeteria plan guidelines.
Credits, Access, Class Name,
Class Number, Credit Details
Class Description

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"Topics in Insurance" Course #199859, 12 general credits
DI insurance, Group Insurance, Annuities, and an overview of the different types of businesses that we work with each day. Understanding the legal differences between types of companies can make you a better consultant and protects your clients.

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"Life Insurance Principles" Course #199863, 12 general credits
overview of Life Insurance principles and uses for both individuals and businesses. It covers the true meaning of Life Insurance in the real world, and finishes with a solid overview of Term Life Insurance.
Credits, Access, Class Name,
Class Number, Credit Details
Class Description

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"Medicare and Medicare Supplements" Course #199862, 12 general credits
A comprehensive overview of the Medicare program parts A,B,C, and D as well as Medigap insurance.

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"IRAs and Retirement Plans" Course #199878, 19 general credits
The ins and outs of IRAs and employment-based retirement plans directly from the IRS.

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"P&C and Commercial Readings" Course #199881, 19 general credits
A truly engaging assortment of articles that cover the gamut of the P&C and Commercial Insurance world.

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"PPACA Details" Course #199880, 21 general credits
Agent impacts of PPACA and assorted PPACA ("ObamaCare") details and Q&A from the DOL and IRS. Class reflects original PPACA implementation, not all the changes since: this is history class, not a reflection of current state.

Questions & Answers

Q&A

Are you an authorized CE provider in Arkansas?
Yes! My provider number is #11762. My approval.
Is online self-study CE legal?
You bet! Has been for many years. It's available to all AR agents for all your credits.
Do you offer any classroom courses?
Not anymore. See next question for explanation.
Classroom courses have become very expensive? Why is this?
Due to the huge popularity of online CE, paired with agent license renewal being spread out over 24 months, it has become impossible to get enough people together to make a classroom course feasible from a cost standpoint. Some providers still try to make it work, but from what I'm seeing, at $250+ per 24 credits, classroom is no longer an option for the prudent agent.
My license renewal is coming fast. Can I finish in time?
Some students are able to review the course material and take the test very quickly. Even with just a few business days left in the month, I can get you in compliance. Contact me if you have specific questions about your situation. I also offer RUSH processing.
My license has lapsed and I'd like to get it back. Can you help me?
Yes! If you have been lapsed for less than 1 year (365 days), first read this, then go to www.nipr.com to fill out the reinstatement application. You must make up your missed CE credits (if any) first, then you can fill out the online form and pay the state licensing fees.
How do I contact you?
Contact info is here. Texting works best. I return email and phone messages usually within a few hours.
How does the 3-credit ethics requirement work? Do I need 24 or 27 total credits?
The AR requirement is 24 TOTAL hours. A minimum of 3 of those total hours must be in classes approved as "ethics". You can take all 24 hours of your classes in ethics. In the end, the total must be 24; and of the 24, at least 3 must be ethics.
How much does this cost?
Current prices are listed here.
Can I get a discount if I buy credits in "bulk"?
Yes! Click here to purchase 24+ credits at a greatly reduced price, and lock in your cost for several years of CE requirements!
Is my agency eligible for a discount?
Yes. Agency pricing is here.
I only need 4 credits, but I paid for 12. What happens to the rest of the credits I paid for?
Any left over credits paid for but not used can be used in the future. My system keeps track of the credits you use, and the credits you have left for future classes. You can lookup the number of credits you have left here.
Do I have to pick my classes when I enroll?
No. You are simply signing up for credits. You choose what classes to work on. I'll keep track of the credits.
Do I have to take classes that apply just to the license(s) I have? For instance, I have a health license; can I take (and get credit for) classes that apply to life or P&C?
You can take any CE class you wish. There is no limitation on subject or line of business. CE is CE!
Do you have AML (anti-money laundering) classes?
Sorry, I don't offer AML classes-- it's just too costly on my end. I recommend the FINRA site, since they're the experts.
Do you have NFIP (flood insurance) classes?
Sorry, I don't offer NFIP (Flood Insurance) classes-- it's just too costly on my end. I recommend the FEMA NFIP site, since they're the experts.
Do you have CFP-approved classes?
Sorry, I don't offer CFP-approved classes-- it's just too costly on my end. However, many agents have used this process to get their CE classes approved for CFP credits.
Can I pay by check?
Yes. Click here for details.
How long do I have to complete the classes from when I sign up for credits?
There is no expiration on when you can use those credits to take a class.
Can I print the self-study CE course material and read it offline?
Yes. All self-study class material is in the ".pdf" format. These files are accessed with the "Adobe Acrobat Reader" software. It is installed in almost all computers, and is the standard format throughout the world for documents.
I can't open the files with the self-study CE class material. What am I doing wrong?
Class material files are in the "Adobe Acrobat Reader" or ".pdf" format. Most computers are already loaded with the software to view these files. You can download the software for free from Adobe here. Unfortunately, I can't provide remote computer diagnostics, so I have provided the "FAQs" option for your convenience.
I have taken classes with names similar to yours before. Will I be repeating classes?
Each CE provider's courses are unique to that provider. Classes taken with one provider are not duplicates of similarly-titled classes taken with another.
Can my boss, spouse, or employee be my proctor?
No. Friends, neighbors, or fellow agents are fine, however. More info.
Must my proctor be a licensed agent?
No.
What if I fail the self-study CE test? Is there a waiting period before I can take it again?
While there are very few test failures, if you do fail, you can retake the test as many times as needed, at no additional cost or penalty. There is no waiting period. You can retake it right away!
Do I have to do anything after I receive notice that I passed my test, such as send that information to the state?
Nothing with your CE. Once you have your diploma, I will upload the credits to the state. Please confirm your credits here. You are responsible for renewing your license with the state at www.nipr.com once your credits are banked and before your expiration date. Cost is about $70.
I can't find my credits updated online-- did you send them in?
You can lookup your submitted credits at SBS. After the screen where you enter your personal information, click 'license transcript' at the top of the next page. Pay close attention to how the report is set up. You have to click to see classes, they are hidden by default. And please note the expiration date on the report. If you have already renewed your license, you'll see that new expiration date AND MOST IMPORTANTLY you won't see your old classes, because you are in a new CE requirement period.
Do you have any deals for repeat students?
Yes! Contact me for the discount code. That code gets you a significant discount on your next 24 hours of CE.
When can I start my next 24 credits?
You may take tests for your next 24 credits as soon as the first day of the month after your license renews. For example, if your license expiration date is July 31st, you could start taking classes for your next 2-year period on August 1st.
Can I retake with CEArkansas.net the same classes I took last time around for my next 24 credits?
Yes---BUT! AR insurance rules sort-of allow this---AS LONG AS IT HAS BEEN AT LEAST 2 YEARS SINCE THE LAST TIME IT WAS SUBMITTED TO THE STATE FOR CREDIT = 731 DAYS. Pay close attention to the submission date from the last time you took the class, or you might not get credit for the retake!
When do you send credits to the state?
Credits are uploaded to the state after receipt of the electronic proctor form. Official upload dates each month are: the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and each day on the last three days of the month.
How do I know that my credits are banked with the state?
Confirm your credits at here. Please keep in mind that tests taken in the last days of the month risk not being transferred to NIPR so that you can renew your license in time. This is a limitation of the state's system, not mine. I cannot guarantee this transfer in the final days of the month.

Arkansas CE Rules

AR CE Rules


CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION


When is my continuing education due?

Continuing education is due every 2 years on or before the renewal date of the license. There is no grace period. If the hours are not filed with the Department on or before the renewal date, then the license is subject to late filing fines and the license will not renew until the requirements are met.

Important Changes January 1, 2011---the renewal period will be phased into a two (2) year license renewal period starting with those individuals who were born in odd years and individuals born in odd years will have their license renewed until 2013. The Individuals born in even years will renew for 1 year and then will renew their license in 2012 for 2 years. New License Producers will be licensed for two (2) years.

How many hours of continuing education are due?

2013 Producers born in odd year and all producers licensed in 2011:
· All producers born in an odd year will owe 24 hours of continuing education with 3 of the 24 hours in ethics
· All producers licensed in 2011 will owe 24 hours of continuing education with 3 of the 24 hours being ethics

2014 Producers born in even year and all producers licensed in 2012:
· All producers born in an even year will owe 24 hours of continuing education with 3 of the 24 hours in ethics
· All producers licensed in 2012 will owe 24 hours of continuing education with 3 of the 24 hours being ethics

What courses can I take to meet my continuing education requirements?

The licensee must take a course approved by the Arkansas Insurance Department by a continuing education provider that has been approved by the Arkansas Insurance Department. Courses that have been approved in other states but not approved in Arkansas will not suffice. If the course is not approved or the provider is not approved, then the continuing education hours will not count towards the continuing education hours. Ask the provider if it is an approved provider and if the particular course is approved for Arkansas before you purchase the course. Producers must take courses approved for producers and cannot take courses approved for title agents and adjusters. Title agents must take the courses approved for title agents and cannot take courses approved for producers or for adjusters. Adjusters must take courses approved for adjusters and they cannot take courses approved for producers or title agents.

Can I get an extension on my continuing education?

If you have been unable to complete continuing education because of ill health, medical disability or family illness, you may request an extension for the due day of the continuing education. You need to document the request with medical statements from the doctor or hospital. Since the producer has 1 year to meet the requirements, the medical condition has to be long standing in order to meet the extension requirements.

How do I locate a proctor for my correspondence exam?

All correspondence courses must have a sealed written exam and the completion of the exam must be monitored by a proctor. Proctors must provide an affidavit on Appendix G which must be completed and returned to the continuing education provider prior to the provider reporting the completed hours to the Department. Proctors must be a disinterested third party and shall not serve for examinations of family members or relatives or dependents; employers or supervisors; employees or subordinates; partners or joint ventures or co-owners; current or former teachers or pupils; neighbors or personal friends or significant others; or for anyone with whom the proctor has an economic or other interest in assuring the successful outcome of the examination.

Can I take the same course over for continuing education credit?

A course cannot be repeated within 2 years---this includes ethics courses. The purpose of continuing education is to educate the producer; taking the same course over does not meet this standard. If a licensee repeats a course within the 2 years then the course will not count for continuing education. The 2 year period is calculated from the completion date.

How many hours can I carry over from one year to the next?

A producer, title agent or adjuster can carry over the number of hours needed for the next requirement year; any hours above the hours needed for the next requirement year will be lost.

I have completed my hours, what do I do now?

The continuing education provider is required to file the continuing education completion with the Department on an Appendix H and the producer keeps the appendix E's for the producer's records. The licensee now pays the $10.00 filing fee with the license renewal fee. Since the continuing education provider has 10 days to report this completing to the Department, the licensee cannot wait to the last minute to complete continuing education or the continuing education will not be received in time to allow the licensee's license renewal.

What are the requirements for ethics education?

The producer will then be required to complete 3 hours every 2 years. Adjusters must complete 3 hours of ethics education starting in 2012. Title agents must complete 1 hour of ethic education annually. The ethics education requirement is not in addition to your regular continuing education requirements. Ethics course cannot be carried over from renewal period to the next renewal period. If you are exempt from completing continuing education, then you are exempt from the ethics education.

What are the fines if the Continuing Education is filed after the due date?

The fines are based on the number of days after the expiration date the requirements are filed.
1 to 30 days---license will not renew and will be inactive---$25.00
31 to 60 days---license inactive and $50.00 fine
61-90 days---license inactive and $100.00 fine
91 days to 365 days---license inactive and $150.00 fine
After 365 days---the license is terminated and the individual must start over as if they were never licensed---pre-license education and license exams.

If the license is inactive due to non-compliance to continuing education, the licensee cannot write business until the requirements are filed and the license is reactivated.

What if the licensee fails to return the Appendix G/affidavit to the continuing education provider?

The licensee will not get credit for a course until the Appendix G/affidavit is received by the provider.


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