MaxiMize Your TiMe WiTh The CPCu PrograM: Many of the 11 CPCu courses are either required by or count as
what do more than 68,000 property-casualty insurance professionals
know that you don’t? They know The Institutes’ Chartered Property
electives towards various other institutes’ designations, such as:
Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) ® designation program is built on a foundation
AssociAte in surplus lines insurAnce (Asli) of broad technical knowledge, high ethical standards, and demonstrated
AssociAte in insurAnce Accounting And FinAnce (AiAF) industry experience.
AssociAte in premium Auditing (ApA)
AssociAte in regulAtion And compliAnce (Arc) did you Know? Need More CoNviNCiNg?
AssociAte in reinsurAnce (Are)
AssociAte in Fidelity And surety Bonding (AFsB) 91% of CPCU designees saw an “I received my CPCU designation in 1985. It was well worth the time spent
in study. The knowledge gained has certainly helped me progress in my
AssociAte in mArine insurAnce mAnAgement (Amim) increase in job opportunities, while
career. it gives me an edge on competition when in the job market,
almost all say earning the designation
AssociAte in clAims (Aic) and even more important, the designation is well known and
fast-tracked their career.
respected throughout the insurance community. I’ve certainly found
AssociAte in commerciAl underwriting (Au)
that I have more confidence in discussions with clients regarding their
AssociAte in personAl insurAnce (Api)
75% of CPCU designees received insurance account and with underwriters and others in the industry.”
Lois Dich, CPCU, AAM, ARM
a salary increase, and nearly a quarter
of those attributed 10% or more of the Commercial Lines - Account Manager
increase to earning the designation. Brown & Brown of CT, Inc.
When you complete the online matriculation form, you will be asked to document that you were engaged in acceptable
insurance activities for any 24 months (minimum of 17½ hours per week) during the five-year period immediately 86% of CPCUs saw an increase in “Earning the CPCU designation was the best thing I could do for my
career. I always advise my fellow insurance professionals that education
preceding the conferment of the CPCU designation. See the online matriculation form for specific requirements. If you their job security during organizational
transitions or consolidations. never ends and that the CPCU designation shows your commitment
meet all requirements except the experience requirement, the designation will be conferred when you meet it.
to ethical conduct, honesty, and integrity.”
Brad Taylor, CPCU
And here is what recent designees had Outside Property Adjuster-Commercial, Dallas, Texas
to say about the chartered property
In order to satisfy the CPCU ethics requirement, you must: casualty underwriter program:
• Pass the 50-question exam in the free online Ethics 312 module OR you must have completed CPCU 510—Foundations “Obtaining the CPCU designation was very challenging and personally
of Risk Management, Insurance, and Professionalism by March 15, 2011.
CPCUs earn 29% more than their satisfying. Through the courses, I have a much better understanding of
• Register as a candidate with The Institutes by paying the matriculation fee, completing the online matriculation form, peer group (same functional area the ‘big picture’ in our company. I believe the knowledge i gained and
and agreeing to abide by the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct. applied helped me to be nominated and selected for a major
and time in the industry)
industry award by a top trade publication.”
John Foster, CPCU Vice President
Join the conversAtion 91% saw an increase in job opportunities Claims Farmers Alliance Companies
Share knowledge and information with other claims professionals around the world.
Join The Institutes online community at community.TheInstitutes.org. 85% said earning the designation fast-
Also join us on tracked their career progression
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Model Career Path For a CPCU ProFessional
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Build a Foundation Focus on your career / select specialty track
This course applies to multiple Institutes programs
See www.theinstitutes.org for details.
CPCu 555 CPCu 556 CPCu 557
ethics 312 CPCu 500 CPCu 520 CPCu 530 CPCu 540 aiC 34
Commercial Lines arM 56
CPCu 551 CPCu 552 CPCu 553 CPCu 560
Broaden your Knowledge
maintain your edge
Build a Foundation Focus on your career Broaden your Knowledge maintain your edge
312—ethics and the CPCu Code CPCu 530—Business Law chartered property casualty underwriter (cpcu) CPCU elective options provide individuals the technical knowledge continuing education (ce)
of Professional Conduct for insurance Professionals Prepare for career advancement with a broader strategic view of risk management and insurance. and skills needed to succeed in their current career path, while also Maintain your adjuster license
Establish a practical ethical Improve the agency relationship with Build a Broad Foundation preparing them to achieve their future goals. Program participants must with convenient online CE with
decision-making framework for any an understanding of agency law and select one elective from a variety of courses covering several function- our CEU.com range of courses.
CPCU program participants must complete three courses in either the Personal Lines or
property-casualty insurance or risk the related insurance applications. areas, including: Visit www.ceu.com for a
Commercial Lines track.
management insurance career. current course listing.
CPCu 540—Finance and aai 83—agency operations and Sales Management
CPCu 500—Foundations of risk accounting for insurance personal lines track commercial lines track aiC 31—Property Claim Practices online learning
Management and insurance Professionals aiC 32—Liability Claims Practices
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to build and Improve ability to handle complex commercial Fill gaps in your technical
Increase effectiveness by relating Broaden your industry knowledge maintain a more profitable book of business by loss exposures with an in-depth understanding aiC 34—Workers Compensation and Managing Bodily injury Claims knowledge with The Institutes’
risk management and insurance by learning how insurers manage developing an in-depth understanding of personal of commercial insurance coverages and non- growing collection of more than
are 144—reinsurance Principles and Practices
principles to everyday practice. their financial assets and capital insurance policies and coverages. insurance techniques. 300 self-study online courses.
designation. arM 56—risk Financing
CPCu 520—insurance CPCu 555—Personal risk Management and CPCu 551—Commercial Property risk au 67—Strategic underwriting Techniques
operations Property-Casualty insurance Management insurance
CPCu 560—Financial Services institutions
Enhance value to the organization CPCu 556—Financial Planning CPCu 552—Commercial Liability risk
with an understanding of the erM 57—enterprise-Wide risk Management: developing and
Management and insurance
process insurers use to formulate CPCu 557—Survey of Commercial insurance implementing
and implement critical business CPCu 553—Survey of Personal insurance
strategies. and Financial Planning