About Advantage Education Group

Who We Are | What We Do

Advantage Education Group, LLC is a next generation provider of insurance classroom and web-based compliance and e-learning solutions for all facets of the insurance industry. Our solutions are developed by authoritative experts and are designed to deliver fast and efficient results that empower our customers to a higher level of success.

CE Provider ID: OH-1517, PA-100476, WVA-200746


24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - anywhere accessibility of job-critical online training.

Expert Instructors

Quality instructional content validated by insurance industry experts. Don't waste your time with sub-par instruction.

Interactive Courses

Interactive multimedia courses to keep learners engaged, not bored. Live instructor support for most courses.

Cutting Edge

Cutting-edge management technologies that drive bottom line success by keeping agents at the top of their game.


Registration Deadline: The deadline to register for a classroom course is three business days before the class. We may be able to accommodate late registrants in select courses. Call us at (216) 341-4700 (or toll-free at (855) 446-8234) with questions.


Refund Policy: Self-Study and Accelerated Classes: Self-Study material that is ordered and shipped is not refundable unless otherwise noted (see vendor refund policies).

Basic Textbook Package: material that is ordered and shipped is not refundable. Classroom: Your course fee will be refunded or your bill cancelled if you withdraw from a course based on the following policy. Contact us to withdraw.  If student cancels prior to start of class and has paid tuition in full: 100% refund minus $25 service fee.  If student cancels after the class begins but prior to the end of the 1st day of class: 50% refund if all material is returned unmarked.

No refunds given if student cancels after the 1st day of class.

Webinars: We offer a full refund of all webinar tuition if received no later than 1 hour before the start of the enrolled webinar. Within 1 hour prior to the start of a webinar course, there are no refunds, but the student can use the full tuition cost of that webinar towards another one of our approved webinar courses.

Cancellations: If we have to cancel a class, we will notify you immediately.  You may choose to: 1 – Transfer to another class or 2 – Receive a full tuition refund.

Accessibility Requests – If you need special assistance, call us before your first class meeting for information about class accessibility. We’ll be glad to help.

We accept Paypal, American Express, Discover,  MasterCard, Visa debit and credit cards. Sorry, we do not accept Bitcoin!  We utilize Paypal’s payment processing system to process these payment types. Paypal offers a deferred 6 month payment option – Click here for more information.  We do accept payment by check when made prior to the start of an Ohio classroom course. For employers, we can invoice you for your private class.  All payments are due prior to class.

How does Advantage Education Group protect customer information?

We use the latest encryption technology to keep your personal information safe. All your ordering information — including your name, address, and credit card number — is encrypted using a secure server from maximum security. Credit card transactions are handled by a third-party financial institution, which receives the credit card number and other personal identifying information only to verify the credit card numbers and process transactions. If you feel more comfortable doing so, you are welcome to call and register via phone by contacting 1-855-446-8234.

Opt Out Procedures

You may always opt out of receiving future communications from Advantage Education Group. Emails contain an unsubscribe option, to opt-out of any other communications, please contact us at advantageeducationgroup@gmail.com  or 855-446-8234. 

Does Advantage Education Group disclose the information it collects to outside parties?

Advantage Education Group does not sell, rent, or loan our customers personal information (including customers’ names and shipping, billing, and e-mail addresses) to anyone. We do, however, publish on our site the classroom reviews completed by our students.  We take your trust very seriously, so the only messages you receive will be directly from us.

What is your policy regarding links to a third-party website?

When you click on links and/or ad banners that take you to third-party websites, you will be subject to the third parties’ privacy policies. While we support the protection of privacy on the Internet, Advantage Education Group cannot be responsible for the actions of third parties. We recommend that you read the posted privacy statement whenever interacting with any website. 

Your consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Advantage Education Group . If we should change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Effective June 1,2015, the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner will begin requiring all individuals applying for an initial resident insurance license or those adding a line of authority to an
existing license to be fingerprinted.


This applies to resident applicants who are applying or amending the following lines of authority:

  • Life
  • Accident & Sickness
  • Property & Casualty
  • Personal Lines
  • Surplus Lines
  • Viatical Settlement Brokers

Fingerprints will be captured by MorphoTrust at an ldentoco Center, which electronically captures and transmits the digital fingerprints to dre West Virginia State Police (WVSP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBl) for a criminal history and a federal background check.

The applicant is required to schedule the Fingerprinting appointment AFTER the examination has been passed. The applicant may register, find locations, and pay for an appointment by visiting www.identogo.com and selecting West Virginia or by calling 1-855-766-7746. The applicant must indicate that the fingerprinting results are to be returned to the WV Insurance Commission. The applicant will be required to pay a fingerprinting fee of $8.85, a WVSP fee of $20.00 and a FBI fee of 914.75, totaling $43.60 at the time of scheduling. Fingerprints are valid for 30 days of the date taken; after this time, the candidate must be re-fingerprinted.

After the fingerprinting process has been completed, the ldentoGo center will provide the candidate with a receipt. That receipt has a 12 digit TCN number that is identifiable to each individual. The TCN number will need to be entered on the license application when applying. Please check the department site at www.wvinsurance.gov. for information regarding this new process An updated candidate handbook will also available at the PearsonVue site at www,pearsonvue.com as well as a list of Pearsonvue test centers. It is a requirement that each prelicensing provider notifo their instructors and include revisions in the course materials, study guides and exams. This office requests acknowledgement that you have made the required changes to your content materials. Failure to make the requested updates could result in action from the West Virginia Offices of the Insurance Commissioner.

James A Trivisonno

Director, Insurance Instructor

Mr Trivisonno has been licensed as a securities and multiple lines insurance agent since 1986. James is a recent graduate of Bedford High School (’81) and Cleveland State University (’86) (Okay, recent as in compared to the age of the universe!). He began his career with MetLife. In 1992, he started a multi-line agency from scratch and had built it to five offices in Northeast Ohio and two in Arizona. The agency had qualified for numerous awards every year. He sold the agency in 2010. James founded Advantage Education Group in 2009 and instructs both the Life and Health as well as the Property and Casualty and Securities courses and brings a wealth of actual experience (and humor!) to the classes.

Deed Carroll

Surety Bail Bonds Instructor

Deed Carroll has been a licensed surety bond agent for the past 5 years. He is a graduate of Glenville High School and attended Cuyahoga Community College and Cleveland State University. Deed was appointed to American Reliable Surety Insurance in 2007 and added Lexington National to his list of employers in 2008. Within a rather short period of time, Deed rose quickly amongst the ranks of local bail bonds agents. As of 2010 Mr. Carroll took his experience to Atlas Bonding as a well sought after bond agent and continues to serve Cuyahoga and all surrounding counties. Deed added instructor to his resume’ when he began teaching classes in Surety Bails Bonds in the beginning of 2011. He is passionate about teaching future agents the legal ramifications, financial aspects, and safety protocol of the business.

Jay Scott


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5634 Broadway Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44127
Fax: 216-865-9900

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