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Kelley Continuing Education Programs

The Kelley Continuing Education Programs at Drake serve as a leading resource for the state’s 22,000 licensed insurance agents. In the ever-changing world of insurance, you’ll find courses and events that address current issues and ongoing regulation changes.

We offer high-quality programs for professional development and continuing education that cover a broad range of needs. Those programs cover three major areas: courses for professional development and designations; tailored programs for insurance companies and agencies for presentation in-house; and continuing education programs for Iowa licensed insurance producers.

We also conduct special programs and events such as the Archie R. Boe Distinguished Lecture Series and host the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame.

The Kelley Continuing Education Programs, part of the College of Business and Public Administration, and the insurance industry have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship since 1973. The long running programs’ mission to provide quality continuing education to members of the insurance industry has remained the same throughout the decades. Today, the Kelley Continuing Education Programs are named to honor the late Robb Kelley and his wife, Winifred, and Employers Mutual Casualty (EMC) Insurance Companies of Des Moines in recognition of their support for Drake University.


Continuing Education Opportunities

Ethics Day

The Kelley Continuing Education Programs co-sponsor this annual event, which brings in experts from across the nation to discuss current ethics issues in the insurance industry.

Archie R. Boe Lecture

In 1989, the Allstate Foundation established the endowed Archie R. Boe Lecture Series to bring professional leaders to Drake to speak on insurance and related topics. The late Archie Boe, BN’41, Hon.Doc.Law’76, served as president and CEO of Allstate Insurance Company and president of Sears, Roebuck and Co., and was a member of the Drake University Board of Trustees. Licensed insurance agents can receive Continuing Education (CE) credit for these programs.

Designation Programs

Drake also leads classes for those seeking the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) or various Insurance Institute of America (IIA) designations. Classes are offered both on and off campus. 

Insurance Hall of Fame

Drake supports the annual induction ceremony for the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame.