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
Accredited Adviser in insurAnce (AAi®) of broad technical knowledge, high ethical standards, and demonstrated
AssociAte in surplus lines insurAnce (Asli) industry experience.
AssociAte in insurAnce Accounting And FinAnce (AiAF)
AssociAte in premium Auditing (ApA) did you Know? Need More CoNviNCiNg?
AssociAte in regulAtion And compliAnce (Arc)
AssociAte in reinsurAnce (Are) 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 Fidelity And surety Bonding (AFsB) 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 mArine insurAnce mAnAgement (Amim) 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 clAims (Aic)
that I have more confidence in discussions with clients regarding their
AssociAte in commerciAl underwriting (Au)
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
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
their job security during organizational
insurance activities for any 24 months (minimum of 17½ hours per week) during the five-year period immediately never ends and that the CPCU designation shows your commitment
transitions or consolidations.
preceding the conferment of the CPCU designation. See the online matriculation form for specific requirements. If you to ethical conduct, honesty, and integrity.”
meet all requirements except the experience requirement, the designation will be conferred when you meet it. Brad Taylor, CPCU
And here is what recent designees had Outside Property Adjuster-Commercial, Dallas, Texas
to say about the chartered property
ethics casualty underwriter program:
In order to satisfy the CPCU ethics requirement, you must: “Obtaining the CPCU designation was very challenging and personally
• Pass the 50-question exam in the free online Ethics 312 module OR you must have completed CPCU 510—Foundations CPCUs earn 29% more than their satisfying. Through the courses, I have a much better understanding of
of Risk Management, Insurance, and Professionalism by March 15, 2011. peer group (same functional area the ‘big picture’ in our company. I believe the knowledge i gained and
• Register as a candidate with The Institutes by paying the matriculation fee, completing the online matriculation form, applied helped me to be nominated and selected for a major
and time in the industry)
and agreeing to abide by the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct. industry award by a top trade publication.”
John Foster, CPCU Vice President
91% saw an increase in job opportunities Claims Farmers Alliance Companies
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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 CPCu 530—Business Law chartered property casualty underwriter (cpcu) CPCU elective options provide individuals the technical continuing education (ce)
Code of Professional Conduct for insurance Professionals Prepare for career advancement with a broader strategic knowledge and skills needed to succeed in their current career Maintain your adjuster license
Establish a practical ethical Improve the agency relationship view of risk management and insurance. path, while also preparing them to achieve their future goals. with convenient online CE with
decision-making framework for any with an understanding of agency Program participants must select one elective from a variety of our CEU.com range of courses.
Build a Broad Foundation courses covering several function-areas, including: Visit www.ceu.com for a
property-casualty insurance or risk law and the related insurance
management insurance career. applications. CPCU program participants must complete three courses current course listing.
aai 83—agency operations and Sales Management
in either the Personal Lines or Commercial Lines track.
CPCu 500—Foundations CPCu 540—Finance and aiC 31—Property Claim Practices
of risk Management and accounting for insurance online learning
personal lines track CPCu 556—Financial CPCu 551—Commercial aiC 32—Liability Claims Practices
insurance Professionals Fill gaps in your technical
Planning Property risk Management aiC 34—Workers Compensation and Managing Bodily injury knowledge with The Institutes’
Gain the knowledge and skills
Increase effectiveness by relating Broaden your industry knowledge insurance Claims growing collection of more than
needed to build and maintain CPCu 557—Survey of
risk management and insurance by learning how insurers manage 300 self-study online courses.
a more profitable book of Commercial insurance CPCu 552—Commercial are 144—reinsurance Principles and Practices
principles to everyday practice. their financial assets and capital
business by developing an Liability risk Management arM 56—risk Financing
designation. commercial lines track
CPCu 520—insurance in-depth understanding of and insurance
personal insurance policies and au 67—Strategic underwriting Techniques
operations Improve ability to handle
coverages. CPCu 553—Survey of CPCu 560—Financial Services institutions
Enhance value to the organization complex commercial loss Personal insurance and
with an understanding of the CPCu 555—Personal risk exposures with an in-depth Financial Planning erM 57—enterprise-Wide risk Management: developing
process insurers use to formulate Management and Property- understanding of commercial and implementing
and implement critical business Casualty insurance insurance coverages and
strategies. non-insurance techniques.