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Preneed and Pre-Licensing FAQs

Preneed & Pre-Licensing Course Frequently Asked Questions

1)      Who needs to take the Preneed Course?

Anyone who is not a licensed funeral director but would like to sell Preneed Insurance for a funeral home.  This course can be taken before or after obtaining your Wisconsin Life Insurance agent license. 

2)      Who needs to take the Pre-Licensing Course?

Anyone who wants to sit for their Wisconsin Life Insurance agent exam to sell Preneed Insurance.  Must be a licensed insurance agent to sell Preneed Insurance. 


Following FAQ's apply to both the Preneed AND Pre-Licensing Courses:

3)      What if I just want the credits for renewal?

You can attend either course, even if only for continuing education credits.  You are not required to sit for the insurance exam or preneed exam upon completion of this course.

4)      What credits will I receive by completing the course?

Insurance = 24 hours OCI continuing education credits. This includes the 4 hours of ethics.

Funeral Director Credits = 20 continuing education credits.  The credits cover all 4 categories for the biennium and annual OSHA training for the year in which the course is taken.

                Category 1 – 4 credits

                Category 2 – 8 credits

                Category 3 – 5 credits

                Category 4 – 3 credits (OSHA)

5)      Do you have to be a member of WFDA to register?

No. Registration is available to anyone, including: WFDA members, non-members, independent insurance agents, people not yet registered with a funeral home, etc.

6)      How much does it cost?

Cost is $289.00 for each attendee, member and non-member.

7)      Do I have to be there both days?


8)      What is the dress?

Dress is business casual.

9)      What about lunch?

Lunch is on your own.  There will be a one hour break on both days for lunch.  There are plenty of restaurants and fast food options in the area.

10)   How do I register?

Registration information can be found in the calendar section on the website.  You can print off the registration form and mail in to the WFDA offices with your check or submit by fax or email. Credit card payments accepted – write information on form or call. Online registration is also available from the event page in the calendar section of the website.

11)   What if I can’t make it?

We understand funeral directors schedules. Refunds will be issued.

12)   Where can I stay?

WFDA does not contract rates or hold blocks for these courses.  There are hotels nearby.  CLICK HERE for map.

13)   What if I still have questions?

Call the WFDA offices at (608) 256-1757 or email 

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