What To Look For In A Continuing Education Provider

by Mallory O'Sullivan | May 07, 2018
Continuing Education Provider

Make the most of your time and money.

Between work and home, you have a busy schedule and probably little time for continuing education. Online CE and CPE courses offer a quick and easy way to fulfill your continuing education requirements on your own time, but not all providers are the same. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality for convenience, or vice versa. When researching online continuing education providers, consider the following questions and make sure you’re getting the best information for the best price.

Does the provider offer nationwide CE and CPE, including any state-specific courses you need?

Many states require specific courses for insurance agents, CPAs, tax preparers and more in order to fulfill their continuing education requirements. Long-term care training, annuities training, accounting, auditing and ethics are just some examples of course topics you may be required to take based on your license type and state. Before purchasing your continuing education courses, make sure the provider has approved, state-specific content for your state. This might include looking for a state or regulator provider number on their website or catalog.

Are their course delivery, customer support, and compliance management services in-house?

Continuing education providers with these services available in-house are more likely to respond to issues quickly and accurately, reducing any delay in your studies and course completion. Whether you forgot your password or need to check the reporting status of your last course, you want all of the answers available in one place. A quick call or email to the provider can usually answer this question.

What is included in their CE and CPE “packages”?

You’ll see packages that include “all CE” or “all CPE” from many providers. These packages claim to include all of the continuing education courses you need to fulfill your CE or CPE requirements, usually at a discounted price. However, few providers actually offer all-inclusive packages or the ability to select courses and build your own package. Make sure the continuing education package fulfills all of your requirements or gives you the option to customize a bundle before purchasing.

Do they provide complimentary next-day reporting services and online printable certificates?

Continuing education is often time-sensitive so you should look for a provider that understands the need to report courses quickly and accurately to your state or regulator. Complimentary next-day reporting services show that the continuing education provider values your time, effort and money. Online printable certificates are another must, providing an immediate record of your course completion for employers and your personal records.

Why should you choose WebCE for your continuing education needs?

WebCE meets all of these criteria and more. We offer an extensive catalog of CE and CPE courses for a variety of license types, including state-specific content. We also offer CE and CPE packages and discounted custom bundles designed to fulfill all of your continuing education requirements. If you ever have any questions about your requirements, courses or account information, our support services team is available to help. Your course completions are reported the next day when possible and your online certificate is available to print immediately after you finish a course.


At WebCE, we provide quality, online continuing education to busy professionals every day. Easily fulfill your CE or CPE requirements with WebCE! View our course catalog or call support services at 877-488-9308 to get started today.