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Southeastern to offer pre-licensing insurance courses

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Division of Extended Studies is offering pre-licensing insurance courses in property and casualty, life and health. The courses are offered through a partnership with the Louisiana Consortium of Insurance and Financial Services. 
     Courses are scheduled at Southeastern’s Hammond Campus and are also available via broadcast to regional locations in Walker and Mandeville. Cost is $230 for a 40-hour course and includes the required book.
     The class material prepares students for the state exam and provides a solid education for a career in insurance. Topics include basic terminology, concepts, sales, fundamentals of insurance law, and an agent’s responsibilities.  
     The property and casualty pre-licensing course is Jan. 14, 15, 21 and 22. A second session is offered March 18, 19, 25, and 26. The life and health pre-licensing course will be Feb. 18, 19, 25 and 26, with a second session scheduled April 8, 9, 15, and 16.  
     The courses meet from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Completion of the pre-licensing course is a requirement for taking the exam. Upon completion, students receive a certificate good for one year. 
     “Southeastern has been a part of the consortium for several years, offering credit courses to our students. However, this is the first time we are offering the pre-licensing insurance courses on a non-credit basis,” said Veda Abene, administration and operations manager for Extended Studies. This is a great opportunity to offer these courses to people on the north shore.”
     The consortium uses the most advanced instructional technologies available to deliver programs throughout the state, Abene explained. Technologies include distance education using the Internet, desktop video conferencing, televised instruction and residential instruction.  Through such technologies, a single course can be taught at multiple sites simultaneously, which results in smaller classes, greater retention, substantial income generation potential, and an overall reduction in costs for programs.
     Additionally, all licensed insurance producers are required to earn 24 hours of continuing education credits by the end of the month of their birthday every other year. Southeastern plans to also offer insurance continuing education courses in the near future. Licensed insurance producers should contact Extended Studies for details regarding the continuing education courses.
     For more information or to enroll in the pre-licensing insurance courses, contact Abene, at 985-549-2301 or 1-800-256-2771.  For more details on these courses and to see the entire listing of Extended Studies offerings, visit the Extended Studies Website at, and become a fan of Extended Studies on Facebook at

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