Questions & Answers


Are you an authorized CE provider in Wisconsin?
Yes! My provider number is #20781. My approval.
Is online self-study CE legal?
You bet! Has been for many years. It's available to all WI agents for all your credits.
Do you offer any classroom courses?
Not anymore. See next question for explanation.
Classroom courses have become very expensive? Why is this?
Due to the huge popularity of online CE, paired with agent license renewal being spread out over 24 months, it has become impossible to get enough people together to make a classroom course feasible from a cost standpoint. Some providers still try to make it work, but from what I'm seeing, at $250+ per 24 credits, classroom is no longer an option for the prudent agent.
My license renewal is coming fast. Can I finish in time?
Some students are able to review the course material and take the test very quickly. Even with just a few business days left in the month, I can get you in compliance. Call me if you have specific questions about your situation. I also offer RUSH processing.
My license has lapsed and I'd like to get it back. Can you help me?
Yes! If you have been lapsed for less than 1 year (365 days), go to to fill out the reinstatement application. You must make up your missed CE credits (if any) first, then you can fill out the online form and pay the state licensing fees. I can aid you in this process. Call me...
How do I contact you?
Contact info is here. Email works best. I return email and phone messages usually within 1 hour.
How does the 3-credit ethics requirement work? Do I need 24 or 27 total credits?
The WI requirement is 24 TOTAL hours. A minimum of 3 of those total hours must be in classes approved as "ethics". You can take all 24 hours of your classes in ethics. In the end, the total must be 24; and of the 24, at least 3 must be ethics.
How much does this cost?
Current prices are listed here.
Can I get a discount if I buy credits in "bulk"?
Yes! Click here to purchase 24+ credits at a greatly reduced price, and lock in your cost for several years of CE requirements!
Is my agency eligible for a discount?
Yes. Call me for more info at (608) 219-4985
I only need 4 credits, but I paid for 12. What happens to the rest of the credits I paid for?
Any left over credits paid for but not used can be used in the future. My system keeps track of the credits you use, and the credits you have left for future classes. You can lookup the number of credits you have left here.
Do I have to pick my classes when I enroll?
No. You are simply signing up for credits. You choose what classes to work on. I'll keep track of the credits.
Do I have to take classes that apply just to the license(s) I have? For instance, I have a health license; can I take (and get credit for) classes that apply to life or P&C?
You can take any CE class you wish. There is no limitation on subject or line of business. CE is CE!
Do you have AML (anti-money laundering) classes?
Sorry, I don't offer AML classes-- it's just too costly on my end. I recommend the FINRA site, since they're the experts.
Do you have NFIP (flood insurance) classes?
Sorry, I don't offer NFIP (Flood Insurance) classes-- it's just too costly on my end. I recommend the FEMA NFIP site, since they're the experts.
Do you have CFP-approved classes?
Sorry, I don't offer CFP-approved classes-- it's just too costly on my end. However, many agents have used this process to get their CEWisconsin classes approved for CFP credits.
Can I pay by check?
Yes. Click here for details.
How long do I have to complete the classes from when I sign up for credits?
There is no expiration on when you can use those credits to take a class.
Can I print the self-study CE course material and read it offline?
Yes. All self-study class material is in the ".pdf" format. These files are accessed with the popular "Adobe Acrobat Reader" software. It is installed in almost all computers, and is the standard format throughout the world for documents.
I can't open the files with the self-study CE class material. What am I doing wrong?
Class material files are in the popular "Adobe Acrobat Reader" or ".pdf" format. Most computers are already loaded with the software to view these files. You can download the software for free from Adobe here. Unfortunately, I can't provide remote computer diagnostics, so I have provided the "FAQs" option for your convenience.
I have taken classes with names similar to yours before. Will I be repeating classes?
Each CE provider's courses are unique to that provider. Classes taken with one provider are not duplicates of similarly-titled classes taken with another.
Can my boss, spouse, or employee be my proctor?
No. Friends, neighbors, or fellow agents are fine, however.
Must my proctor be a licensed agent?
What if I fail the self-study CE test? Is there a waiting period before I can take it again?
While there are very few test failures, if you do fail, you can retake the test as many times as needed, at no additional cost. There is no waiting period. You can retake it right away!
Do I have to do anything after I receive notice that I passed my test, such as send that information to the state?
Nothing with your CE. Once you have your diploma, I will upload the credits to the state. Please confirm your credits here. You are responsible for renewing your license with the state at once your credits are banked and before your expiration date. Cost is about $40.
I can't find my credits updated online-- did you send them in?
You can lookup your submitted credits at SBS. After the screen where you enter your personal information, click 'license transcript' at the top of the next page. Pay close attention to how the report is set up. You have to click to see classes, they are hidden by default. And please note the expiration date on the report. If you have already renewed your license, you'll see that new expiration date AND MOST IMPORTANTLY you won't see your old classes, because you are in a new CE requirement period.
Do you have any deals for repeat students?
Yes! Contact me for the discount code. That code gets you a significant discount on your next 24 hours of CE.
When can I start my next 24 credits?
You may take tests for your next 24 credits as soon as the first day of the month after your license renews. For example, if your license expiration date is July 31st, you could start taking classes for your next 2-year period on August 1st.
Can I retake with the same classes I took last time around for my next 24 credits?
Yes. WI insurance rules allow this. Rules do not allow for repeating the same class from the same provider during the same 2-year renewal period.
When do you send credits to the state?
Credits are uploaded to the state after receipt of the electronic proctor form. Official upload dates each month are: the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and each day on the last three days of the month.
How do I know that my credits are banked with the state?
Confirm your credits at here. Please keep in mind that tests taken in the last days of the month risk not being transferred to NIPR so that you can renew your license in time. This is a limitation of the state's system, not mine. I cannot guarantee this transfer in the final days of the month.

Contact Me

Bill Murray, approved Wisconsin Continuing Education Provider #20781
Phone/Text: 608.219.4985 (fastest response is usually by text)
My State Certification here, if you're worried...