Our Mission

As industry professionals and insurance course instructors, we discovered there were a limited number of choices available to students preparing for their pre-licensing examination coursework. Students were forced to select from either large national organizations offering an abundance of irrelevant information or cheap and poorly designed internet-based, self-study courses. Most of these courses are generic and geared to use across the country. They don't incorporate the nuances and intricacies required to understand the Michigan insurance landscape.

Along with our years of industry experience, we have successfully taught pre-licensing courses that often have the highest pass rates in the State of Michigan.  As professors of insurance and risk management at Olivet College, we designed courses to create a positive experience for students while serving the demands of today’s insurance professionals. 

Our goal is to make learning enjoyable and to assist you successfully passing your state insurance producer licensing exam, THE FIRST TIME!

Meet Your Instructors

Tom Humphreys, CPCU, CLU, ChFC, CIC

Senior Instructor

In 1989, Tom created a scratch insurance agency with Farmers Insurance Group, advising clients on appropriate policies and coverage to protect their families. In 1997, he took his experience as a successful business owner to guide and mentor other individuals as a district manager for Farmers Insurance Group in west Michigan. In 2006, in addition to his position with Farmers, Tom became an instructor for Kaplan University, teaching property and casualty, life, accident and health, and continuing education courses. In 2010, he opted to get back into sales as an independent insurance agent while continuing to teach at Kaplan, and in 2015, Tom joined the faculty at Olivet College and is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Risk Management and Insurance Center. He was also appointed to the Michigan Auto Insurance Placement Facility’s Board of Governors by the State of Michigan’s Director of Insurance from July 2017 to September 2019. To demonstrate his dedication to continued education and professionalism, Tom has earned professional designations from the American College, The National Alliance, and the Insurance Institute of America. He has earned the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designations. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from Kaplan University.

Michael Weglarz, CPCU

Senior Instructor

Mike is a business leader and sales and marketing specialist with more than 20 years of experience working in and developing marketing programs for the insurance, financial services, and retail vertical markets. Most recently, for the past nine years, Mike successfully operated a full-service Allstate Insurance agency located in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Aside from being a successful business owner, Mike is also a pre-licensing instructor where he helps teach, guide, and motivate adult learners to prepare and become licensed within the state of Michigan in life, health and accident insurance, as well as property and casualty insurance. Mike joined the faculty at Olivet College in 2015 as an Associate Professor within the Insurance and Risk Management department. Mike earned a Master of Arts in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts from Central Michigan University. He also has a multitude of certifications in sales and leadership to go along with his licenses in property and casualty, life, health, and accident insurance within the state of Michigan and FINRA securities – series 6 and 63 license. He also holds the prestigious risk management credential Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, and he is a licensed real estate professional. Mike has a passion for all sports, as well as a constant thirst for learning and self-improvement. For nearly 20 years, he coached high school basketball at his alma mater Brother Rice High School, and most recently, at Bloomfield Hills High School. He currently resides in the suburban metro Detroit area, is married, and is the proud father of two children.