2017 National Education Conference
Orlando Marriott World Center
Orlando, Florida

Pre-Conference Classes

The SILA Foundation is sponsoring six training classes at the Orlando Marriott World Center prior to the 2017 SILA National Education Conference. These classes are available to both SILA and non- members and are a popular way to work towards your SILA Certification or Designation while attending the National Education Conference. A registration fee is required to attend these classes.

All classes require a minimum of 10 student enrollments in order to hold the class. This minimum will cover the costs for the meeting space and audio/visual fees. Enrolled students will be notified when the minimum student enrollment has been met for their selected class.

In addition to meeting SILA requirements, all pre-conference classes have also been approved for NAIC Designation Renewal Credit (DRC).

Do you have questions or need more information? Please contact Diana Capes at dcapes@sila.org or by phone at 800-428-8329.

HOW TO REGISTER

  • Class registration and payment can be made with the conference registration. If you have already registered for the national conference, or will only be attending the class and not the conference, please contact silasupport@sila.org for assistance.
  • Payment is due upon registration. Registrants are solely responsible for the costs of travel and hotel accommodations.

COURSE CREDIT

The successful completion of the following classes will count toward the SILA Designation or the SILA Certification program.

  • Adjuster Licensing Advanced Class
  • Cowboy Ethics
  • Producer Licensing Basics Class
  • Securities Basics Class
  • Surplus Lines Fundamentals Class
  • Surplus Lines Advanced Class

Please see the SILA Professional Development page for additional information.

Courses Offered

Sunday, Sept. 24
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: $120.00
Do you have knowledge about adjuster licensing, but need help understanding how to apply the information? This course will address common issues of both staff and independent adjuster licensing, such as: obtaining a designated home state license when your resident state does not require a license, developing a licensing strategy for adjusters as well as practical ways to expedite the licensing process through practical application case study scenarios. The content will cover an introduction/review of adjuster licensing, tools and resources, and problem solving through case study scenarios. PREREQUISITE: Student must complete the SILA Adjuster Licensing Basics course (class or online) prior to attending this class. An exemption will apply for students who provide proof of holding a minimum of three years’ adjuster licensing experience.
Saturday, Sept. 23
2:00PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $120.00
Before the American West was settled and barbed wire closed off the range, the Code of the West was the one civilizing influence that could be relied upon. In his 2004 book, Cowboy Ethics – What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West, Jim Owen made a heartfelt case for a new approach to business ethics — one that goes back to simple, timeless principles like those of the cowboy code. He also translated the unwritten Code of the West into Ten Principles to Live By. In addition, this class seeks to understand the "why" in life by contrasting the difference between acceptable and unacceptable societal behavior behavior It will feature inspiring stories about individuals that sacrificed much for virtue The class will have case studies and there will be open discussion about virtue ethics which is the basis of Jim Owens book This will be an interactive class and is not a traditional ethics class.
Sunday, Sept. 24
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: $120.00
This course will cover the fundamentals of producer licensing, such as licensing terminology, regulatory processes, and producer/carrier requirements. The agenda will cover some of these topics: Introduction to Insurance Licensing, Licensing Individuals, Maintaining a License, Variable Licensing, Licensing Agencies and Legalities.
Sunday, Sept. 24
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: $120.00
This course is designed for individuals new to securities registration or for those who want only refresher securities training. Content includes registration requirements and processes, continuing education, the different securities types and securities markets and regulations.
Saturday, Sept. 23
2:00PM - 6:00PM
Cost: $120.00
SILA is providing a four-hour classroom training class for Surplus Lines licensing and tax reporting that includes a Surplus Lines terms and definitions, players in the surplus lines market, the role of the Surplus Lines Associations, and Surplus Lines processing and tax reporting requirements.
Sunday, Sept. 24
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Cost: $120.00
Don’t you hate it when you are trying to file a policy with a state and they ask all those daunting questions? Are you tired of trying to navigate through the wonderful world of state regulations and statutes when trying to file taxes? If you bang your head against a wall on a daily basis, then you might be a compliance person too! Don’t despair because the Surplus Lines Advanced class can help. We will discuss state filing requirements, the NRRA when determining Home State, the FL Clearinghouse, Optins, and more. Don’t get panic-stricken…take action and join us at the SILA Conference for the Surplus Lines Advanced Class. PREREQUISITE: Student must complete the SILA Surplus Licensing Fundamentals course (class only) prior to attending this class. An exemption will apply for students who provide proof of holding a minimum of three years’ surplus lines experience.

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