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Agent & Broker Path to Career Success

Rise Above Your Competition Today with The Institutes by Your Side

87% Risk Managers would at least consider a designation when selecting an agent or broker

74% Risk Managers indicate their agent or broker has either their ARM or CPCU

58% Risk Managers agree a designation makes an agent or broker more valuable

Become the consultative partner your clients demand

As you build your career, be sure to have the right partner supporting you. The Institutes Agent & Broker Group is here to help develop your skills and build your knowledge as you become the consultative partner your clients demand.

  • Unlock your competitive advantage as you sharpen your industry knowledge.
  • Master the skills to anticipate emerging risks.
  • Understand how to address risk in rapidly evolving environments to create resilient organizations.
  • Build your mastery of cyber risk, financial data and statement analysis, and the various legal aspects of risk management.

All courses and Micro-Certs in the PRC, ARM, and CPCU programs are 100% online. Access your courses when and where you want and complete your studies at your pace.

Plan Your Path to Success

A multicolored pathway showing the journey from beginning your PRC certification courses to receiving your ARM designation and then finally your CPCU.

Complete the Agent & Broker Path to Career Success in three steps:

  1. Earn your PRC
    1. Option 1: Complete PRC 110, PRC 111, three Micro-Certs of your choice, and Ethics 311 or Ethics 312
    2. Option 2: Complete PRC 110, PRC 111, ARM 400, and Ethics 311 or Ethics 312
  2. Earn your ARM
    1. Complete ARM 400, ARM 401, ARM 402, and Ethics 311 or Ethics 312
  3. Earn your CPCU 
    1. After earning your ARM:
      1. Select and complete your track (Personal or Commercial)
      2. Complete one elective of your choice
      3. Complete Ethics 312 and matriculate

You can easily monitor your progress towards each designation on the Path to Success in the all-new Progress Tracker.

Not sure where to start?

You can start your designation journey anywhere on the path. Select the designation or course that best matches your career level and aligns with your career goals and get started.

Additional Resources


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We want to help you succeed! If you have questions give us a call or send us an email.

Email: CustomerSuccess@TheInstitutes.org

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