Ethics Courses Information

A producer law originally went into effect January 1, 2010 requiring a three hour classroom ethics course mandatory for license renewal. On August 14, 2018 this law was amended to include allowing ethics to be taken via live webinar in addition to physical class attendance. Also required is completing a total of 24 CE certified course hours for successful producer license renewal.

Dohrn Insurance Training, Inc. performs eight live ethics classes monthly of which five are offered as a live webinar. A live webinar is typically offered every week and one Saturday morning per month and personal attendance is available for all scheduled ethics classes. Ethics scheduling includes five classes in our central Elmhurst location near Oakbrook, and one time each monthly in Tinley Park, Schaumburg and River Grove. All live webinars are broadcast from Elmhurst only. Most ethics classes are instructed personally by Doug Dohrn, Sr., founder and President of Dohrn Insurance Training, Inc.

Since 2010 our company has provided over 1,400 ethics classes serving the license renewal needs of over 40,000 satisfied students. A large percent of our students are repeat ethics customers over and over again who appreciate the useful information offered in an entertaining style. According to feedback from our students, meeting your ethics requirement with Dohrn is a unique and satisfying experience.

There is no exam requirement for an ethics course. You will meet this requirement by simply attending a three hour ethic classroom course or via live webinar by meeting the requirements of being "actively engaged" during the webcast, which is moderated live.

Our ethics class topic changes every two year renewal cycle so you can always be assured of a fresh experience and all courses are researched and created by Doug Dohrn Sr. and Doug Dohrn, Jr. Our classes are never dull.

Remember, Dohrn Insurance Training is your Illinois Prelicensing and Continuing Education course expert--Illinois is our primary state in which we have operated since 1987 so you can rest assured we always get it right for you. We also offer 10 self-study course that provide twelve CE hours each at reasonable fees with prompt grading and reporting. Call us at 847-455-1130 for more details or with any questions you may have.

Ethics Course Descriptions

Ethics 7: The Ethics of Leadership and Communication

(no exam, 3 hours, classroom or webinar only)

Course Objectives: The goal of this course is to enhance producers' understanding of the intricate weaving of leadership, communication and character traits into the daily fabric of ethically professional activities and interactions. Styles of leadership are discussed with examples to offer the producer a better opportunity to understand their own abilities enabling them to guide others in a superior manner to accomplish client goals. Communication concepts, styles and methods are examined empowering the student to classify their personal information interaction styles in accordance with acceptable business professional practices. Finally, an analysis of character traits and examples will afford the producer the opportunity to shape individual traits designed in a way to always serve the needs and suitability of the client and to place their needs and goals in the primary position.

Ethics Class Schedule

Ethics Purchase with
no self-study $36

$26 Ethics with 12/24 hr.
CE self-study purchase
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When you purchase an
one or two 12 hour CE Self-Study courses
Save $10 on Ethics PLUS $10 on self study!

A $1 per hour reporting fee charge is added
All Self-Study course orders upon purchase.

We will be phasing in one in-person ethics class per month in Elmhurst, starting on Thursday, March 25, 2021, otherwise all classes indicated below are webinar only. Please check back periodically as we add a classroom ethics date monthly.

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CE/Ethics Cancellation/Refund Policy

Upon the completion of a registration for Ethics class and/or CE courses submitting payment you agree to all of the terms contained herein:

  1. In order to receive a refund for a canceled Ethics class and/or CE courses, we must be notified in writing (email to or fax to 847-455-1153) within the first 24 hours of your registration. There is a cancellation fee of $15.00 per class, webinar and/or CE purchase that will be deducted from any refund. If proper notification is not received within the first 24 hours then no refund will be issued.
  2. No course can be transferred from one individual to another.
  3. All Self-Study Continuing Education courses purchased must be completed within TWO YEARS of purchase dates.
  4. If you are denied entry to an ethics class due to late arrival, there will be a $15 rescheduling fee. Once a class is rescheduled there is no option to cancel with a refund.
  5. If you need to reschedule prior to your ethics class date, there will be a $15 transfer fee per occurrence starting with your second transfer request. Please contact our office at (847) 455-1130 for further rescheduling instructions. Once a class is rescheduled there is no option to cancel with a refund.
  6. If you display disruptive, rude or display inappropriate behavior at a Dohrn class location, then at the discretion of the instructor you may be asked to leave, your course will be canceled and you will not receive any refund.

Ethics Disclaimer

In the event of a last minute course cancellation by Dohrn Insurance Training due to reasons beyond our control (i.e., bad weather, power outage, instructor unable to get to location, etc.) our policy is to offer a full refund for the cost of the Ethics class or to place you in a different class date, at your choice. If bad weather is the reason for a class cancellation we will leave a voice greeting on our office number (847-455-1130) as soon as have determined course cancellation is appropriate. Therefore, if the weather seems especially poor on the day of your scheduled class, call our office before you leave home to see if we have left a message canceling class. If class is not canceled due to poor weather and takes place but you decide not to attend anyway, then there is no refund but we will allow a transfer to a different Ethics class.

Dohrn Insurance Training has only cancelled class upon rare occasion since 1987 and will only never do so lightly. However, Dohrn Insurance Training does reserve the right to cancel any Ethics Class for any reason, excluding those listed above, with at least a two day notice posted on this website under the heading "Cancellations" which would then be found on this page with a link to further details.

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