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How can you take insurance classes online?

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Take free insurance courses online by registering for free coursework with various universities such as Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, suggests Study.com. While the courses are free as of October 2015, students must purchase textbooks for some of the classes offered.

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Yale University offers free courses under its Open Yale Courses program, including its ECON 252 Financial Markets course taught by Professor Robert J. Shiller of Yale’s International Center for Finance at the Yale School of Management. The course features videos of lectures given at Yale in 75-minute sessions and includes a downloadable link for all course materials, including tests and answers. The university makes the video and audio elements for the course available on YouTube and iTunes, notes Open Yale. Students taking the course must purchase two textbooks.

MIT offers several free insurance-related courses under its MIT OpenCourseware program, including Microeconomic Theory, Public Economics II and Public Finance and Public Policy, Study.com states. The courses may require the purchase of textbooks, and each has a recommended reading list for students to peruse during their studies. Each course includes problem sets, exam questions and solutions, usually in PDF format. The courses are all free to the public.

Additional free online insurance courses are available through Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Colorado Department of Higher Education, reports Study.com.

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