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Insurance agents need continuing education in order to maintain their state license. As an approved provider, we offer state-certified courses through the CertifiedFirst Network. These courses are designed to give you practical knowledge that you can use to help shape your customer’s collision repair expectations.

2021 CE Classes will be held at Maple Grove Community Center

12951 Weaver Lake Road

Maple Grove, MN 55369   

To register for a class near you: www.1collision.com/ce-classes  

Meet the Instructor

Our MN state certified licensed instructor, Kelli Friese, has been teaching classes for over 20 years. Kelli will not only teach you to learn cutting edge courses, she is guaranteed to leave you laughing with her mix of humor and learning. From raffle prize giveaways to hands-on learning experiences, to insurance agent class competitions to shop tours, these fly-by classes have proven to keep your undivided attention.

Participants in Kelli Friese’s classes consistently rate her as exceeding their expectations and highly recommend her classes to others. These classes are sure to provide you with policyholder’s retention and referrals.

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Courses Offered

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Real World Ethical Case Studies for Insurance Producers- 3.0 credits, course #1015735

This advanced interactive course reinforces ethical behaviors for insurance professionals.  By attending this course, agents and producers will learn an ethical decision-making model to help guide them when faced with situations with ethical dilemmas in the office and with customers.

Through the review of real-world case studies, agents will be asked to address typical insurance claim situations requiring ethical business considerations.  Case studies to include topics such as:

  • Should a customer file a claim or pay out of pocket?
  • Customers claiming to have hit something. What really happened?
  • Bogus claims. Was the damage there when they bought the vehicle?
  • Repair shops that bury deductibles. How can they do that?

As a result of course attendance, agents will be able to practice their moral reasoning capabilities to sharpen their decision making process to protect their reputation and the trust they have with the customer and the insurance company for whom they represent to create long-term value.

When: TBA

Credits: 3.0
Cost: $20.00

 

Accident Avoidance- 4.0 credits – #1015728

This popular class will help you understand what causes accidents/crashes.  We will discuss avoidance technologies, what to look for when purchasing a new vehicle, update you on new laws, and traffic management systems.  This class will help you both personally and professionally in the world of driving.

When:  August 25, 2021  VIRTUAL CLASS    9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Credits: 4.0
Cost: $20.00 

 

The Risks of Teens & Senior Drivers – 3.0 credits, course #1018596

This course presents through statistics and case studies the magnified risks inherent to the teenage and senior drivers.  Additionally it provides regulatory information that has been instituted to reduce these risks.  The primary course objective is to provide the agent a more complete understanding of the frequency of accidents and claims created by teenage and senior drivers around the country. Having this understanding enables insurance personnel to better serve policyholders by educating them to the importance of understanding the risks associated with these age groups. Additionally, the agent will learn how insurance companies, legislators and advocacy groups are striving to reduce the number of deaths, injuries and claims associated with teens and seniors.  Learn Minnesota’s new laws, signs, WHY Round-a-bouts, DDI’s, Conflict Intersection Warning Systems, and a lot more!

When: TBA

Credits: 3.0
Cost: $20.00


55+ Driver Improvement Program
$AVE 10% on your Auto Insurance Premiums (consult your insurance provider for details). Learn how we keep Minnesota senior drivers safe by enrolling in a class at Ed’s Collision & Glass sponsored by the Minnesota Highway Safety Research Center/St. Cloud State University. First time basic 8 hour course- 2 (4 hour) consecutive days- $26.00. Four hour refresher course- repeat students (1X) every 3 years- $24.00. Live Air Bag deployment demo, complimentary beverages, comfortable seating.

When: TBA
10% Disc. Off Auto Ins.
Cost: $24.00


Insuring Hybrid Vehicles & Vehicles with Advanced Equipment- 4.0 credits – #1009568 

This class has been designed to bring awareness to agent and office producers about the ever-changing technology in automobiles.

By attending this class, you will be able to confidently use and share information to help protect yourselves and your customers and possibly reduce potential injuries and claims. This class is a big hit with agents with a live airbag deployment demonstration.

When: November  16, 2021   VIRTUAL CLASS      9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Credits: 4.0
Cost: $20.00


Auto Theft and Fraud for the Insurer – 3.0 credits – #1003170

This class explores a myriad of facts that will be useful to insurance personnel in protecting their insureds against these crimes. This class carefully details the different types of auto theft, what cars are most susceptible to being targeted as well as profiling the auto thief. After discussing theft, the class moves into explaining the different types of fraud involving vehicles, from staged accidents to cloning VINs. Identifying fraud is not always easy but this class will provide participants with key red flags that could signal fraudulent activity. Insurance personnel will be able to provide valuable information to both their clients and staff in how to protect their agency and policyholders from the high costs of auto theft and fraud.  Special Agent Don Howell, NICB will be our guest speaker.

When: TBA

Credits: 3.0
Cost: $20.00

Future Courses

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Star Quality Customer Service – 2.0 credit #1007696

Star Quality is the way to describe a Customer Service Representative (CSR) or an agent who shines.  If you have Star Quality, you are going to stand out, do the right thing, and communicate messages of quality and safety to customers and callers.  When you develop Star Quality, you’ll experience a transformation that makes you an integral part of the business, a more recognized representative of your insurance company, something greater and more personally satisfying that just “the person who sells me insurance” or ” the person who answers the phone.” A lot of demands are made of you to use your time and talent effectively, despite the unpredictable requests from your clients, your supervisor, and teammates.  In this course, you will identify the things that make serving customers sometimes difficult.  Then you will use tips, techniques, tools, and skills covered in this course to improve your interface with customers and keep your customers for life.

When: September 21, 2021   LIVE MAPLE GROVE COM. CTR.  1:30 to 3:30 PM
Credits: 2.0
Cost: $20.00

Vehicle Crash Worthiness for Insurers – 3.0 credits, course #1018501

The primary course objective is to give the agent a more complete understanding of how vehicles are structurally engineered to reduce the fatality rate in vehicle crashes. This course will illustrate how insurance companies, and society, have benefited by decades of engineering improvements. We will review the impact of federal regulations and the motives behind the regulations. By understanding the importance of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, along with original equipment (OE) specifications, the agent can more accurately inform, assist, and protect the policyholder.   Having this understanding enables insurance personnel to better communicate with policyholders about the repair cycle.   Awesome video’s illustrating crashes, Minnesota crash statistics, Autonomous Vehicles (driving without human input).

When: TBA

Credits: 3.0
Cost: $20.00

Collision Repair for the Insurer – 3.0 credits – #1008760 REVISED

This course walks through the entire collision repair process. Agents will learn why it takes longer than everyone thinks to repair today’s vehicles. In addition, attendees will understand the reasons for potential delays, learn about parts and their usage, as well as discover how to properly set customer expectations. A guided shop tour, highlighting each repair step, brings the course information to life. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of the repair process which will allow them to prepare their policyholder for next steps after they file a claim, setting the stage for a favorable claims experience.

When: TBA

Credits: 3.0
Cost: $20.00

Automotive Technologies Impact on Claims – 3.0 Credits – #1024759

The primary course objective is to provide the agents an overview regarding the increase of value added automotive components and their potential impact on insurance policies, premiums and claims. This course provides a look at the growing influence of value added components, both for comfort and safety, and the motives that led to their development. Safety components continue to have a positive impact on reducing claims but will comfort features counteract their effectiveness through distracted driving? Further, agents will learn of the costs of value added components and how that may increase premiums through higher vehicle retail costs and claims as the cost of repair will include the replacement of these technologies.

When: TBA

Credits: 3.0
Cost: $20.00

Insuring Teens and Accident Prevention

This highly popular class will benefit you both personally and professionally. The course objective is to provide you with a complete understanding of the frequency of accidents and claims created by teenagers around the country. We will discuss how insurance companies, educators, & legislators are striving to reduce the number of fatalities, injuries and claims associated with teens. We will provide you with techniques and tools to help encourage defensive driving! Most importantly, this class will educate you on how to become an advisor to your young drivers and parents.

When: September 21, 2021  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Credits: 4.0
Cost: $20.00

Accident Avoidance- 4.0 credits – #1015728

This popular class will help you understand what causes accidents/crashes.  We will discuss avoidance technologies, what to look for when purchasing a new vehicle, update you on new laws, and traffic management systems.  This class will help you both personally and professionally in the world of driving.

When:  TBA
Credits: 4.0
Cost: $20.00 

QUESTIONS:  PLEASE CALL CE HELP LINE AT 612-599-7634

 

Due to state rules and regulations, NO late attendees will be admitted. Class will begin on time. Absolutely NO Exceptions!

Registration begins half an hour prior to each class
Lunch will be served at 1:00 PM
Complimentary Raffle Ticket Drawings all day
Ed’s Great Prize Give-A-Ways!

MN State Requirements for Continuing Education

Agents licensed more than 6 months but less than 24 months prior to the first renewal date need only complete 15 hours for that first reporting period. Effective 7/1/2010 all licenses issued or renewed on or after August 1, 2010 will renew on the last day of the producer’s month of birth in the year that will result in the term of the license being at least 12 months, but no more than 24 months. Licenses renew on the last day of the producer’s month of birth biannually thereafter.  Classes can only be repeated ONE TIME every two year license period.

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