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Waivers for Advanced Degrees

If you have an advanced degree, you may have a head start toward an Institutes Designations program, like CPCU.

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The Advanced Degree Waiver Process

If you have an advanced degree, you may be eligible to receive academic credit toward relevant Institutes programs with comparable subject matter, including CPCU.* You can view the full list of waivers in the Waiver Request Form below. To claim your credit: 

  • Complete the form
  • Provide an official transcript for a graduate degree or designation
  • Pay a $175 application processing fee, pending waiver approval
Waiver Request Form

Our Most Popular Waivers

Learn More About CPCU

Learn more about the full CPCU requirements and how you can gain strategic leadership skills to grow in your career and lead the future at your organization.

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Have a Question About Waivers?

If you have a question about waivers or how a waiver impacts your path to a designation, a Customer Success team member will get back to you with guidance around your personal situation.

Try a Free CPCU Micro-Course

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Online CPCU Micro-Course


Try CPCU for free with this sample course. You’ll start developing the leadership skills you need to maximize the insurance value chain in areas such as risk management, insurer operations, critical thinking, and data literacy so you can create a competitive edge for your organization.

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CPCU 500: Leadership Foundations Micro-Course


Try CPCU 500: Leadership Foundations for free with this sample course. You’ll start developing leadership skills in risk management and insurance to help you grow as a leader in your organization and make more strategic business decisions.

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CPCU 550: Data and Technology Micro-Course


*Because of the dynamic nature of The Institutes’ courses and programs, and those of the granting organization, waivers granted are subject to continuous review and may change without notice at any time.