National Alliance to resume in-person classes

The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research has announced that it will conduct two in-person courses after temporarily suspending classroom sessions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The decision to hold a live course was made in accordance with national, state and local guidelines regarding social distancing and meetings, the National Alliance said.

“For more than 50 years, insurance and risk professionals have turned to the National Alliance to provide more than just education,” said Danielle Janecka, head of participant experience for the National Alliance. “The cornerstone of our heritage is the classroom environment. Our participants create long-lasting relationships with one another by studying together, supporting one another and taking exams together. We see existing participants and designees mentoring newcomers and sharing best practices and study tips. For the National Alliance, learning is truly a continuing, lifelong experience.”

Janecka said that while the National Alliance had virtual classes, there were some aspects of classroom learning that couldn’t be duplicated online.

“It’s critical for our participants to come together to rekindle the community of live learning,” she said. “We are committed to providing this for them in a safe and controlled manner.

The two upcoming live classes are:

  • CISR Commercial Casualty II course, June 16, hosted at the National Alliance headquarters in Austin, Texas.
  • CIC Commercial Multiline Course, June 17-19, hosted at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark.

To achieve adequate social distancing, both classes will limit the number of participants.

“In these unprecedented times, it’s critical for the National Alliance to lead the way forward while keeping our participants’ needs at the forefront of all of our decisions,” Janecka said. “For those who are not able to or comfortable attending in-person offerings, we’ll continue our commitment to virtual learning. We are also working with participants and designees on an individual basis to assist them in fulfilling their designation requirements.”