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The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

by WebCE | Oct 19, 2000
The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers ("The Council") and WebCE Announce Partnership


October 19, 2000

Online and Traditional Continuing Education (CE) Programs to Be Offered to The Council’s 255 Member Firms in over 3,000 locations around the country.Washington, DC, Oct. 19, 2000. The Council of Insurance Agents + Brokers, the leading commercial insurance trade association, today announced a strategic partnership with WebCE, the leading provider of e-learning CE solutions for the insurance industry. According to the agreement, WebCE will deliver its extensive library of state-approved continuing education (CE) offerings to The Council’s members.

The Council-WebCE partnership will enable The Council’s members to join tens of thousands of other insurance professionals already utilizing the benefits of WebCE’s e-learning solutions. WebCE’s e-learning technology platform houses one of the world’s largest libraries of continuing education for insurance professionals. Hundreds of hours of WebCE’s insurance-specific content, approved in all 44 states allowing distance learning, will now be accessible through the Council’s web site. The Council’s members will also be able to order paper-based CE courses, should they prefer traditional content.

"The Council’s state-of-the-art web site has created efficient marketplaces for quality partners like WebCE with an effective channel to our professional members who want and need life-long learning solutions", said Ken Crerar, President of The Council. "While our web-based electronic community is attractive to potential partners, it continues to provide us with opportunities to add the services of top industry vendors who help our members run successful practices."

"The Council represents the insurance industry’s most prominent P&C professionals and we are thrilled to be associated with their organization. WebCE’s online and traditional CE solutions will allow The Council’s members to complete their mandated education and testing requirements more conveniently and efficiently," stated Gary Henkel CEO of WebCE. "We look forward to becoming a valuable service to the Council’s members."

About The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers
Since 1913, The Council of Insurance Agents + Brokers has provided industry leadership while representing the largest, most productive and most profitable commercial insurance agencies and brokerage firms in the U.S., and around the globe. Council members in over 3,000 locations, place nearly 80% — well over $90 billion — of the U.S. commercial property/casualty premiums. In addition, Council members specialize in a wide range of insurance products and risk management services for business, industry, government and the public. Council members, who operate nationally and internationally, also administer billions of dollars in employee benefits. Web site: www.ciab.com
About WebCE
WebCE, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a nationwide provider of e-learning solutions for the insurance, legal and other industries. Organizations and professionals use WebCE’s e-learning products to improve learning, increase compliance and enhance organizational effectiveness. Internal training departments use WebCE’s open e-training platform and consulting services to augment and enhance their internal training requirements. Content providers use WebCE e-learning solutions to expand the reach of their programs worldwide. Insurance and Legal portals for professionals use WebCE’s e-learning solutions to provide instant, co-branded or private-label e-learning Web sites for their users. WebCE can be visited on the Web at www.webce.com.