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					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                                                           85% said earning the designation fast-
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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 for details.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Personal Lines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Select One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Elective Course:
                                                                                                                                                                     CPCu 555                CPCu 556                CPCu 557
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           aai 83
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           aiC 31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           aiC 32
                  ethics 312              CPCu 500               CPCu 520                 CPCu 530                CPCu 540                                                                                                                                                 aiC 34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          are 144
                                                                                                                                                                                          Commercial Lines                                                                arM 56
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           au 67
                                                                                                                                                                     CPCu 551                CPCu 552                CPCu 553                                            CPCu 560
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          erM 57

                                                                                                                                                                                             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 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 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

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