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Rise Above Your Competition with the Most Trusted Risk and Insurance Credential Behind Your Name: The Institutes Designations CPCU

87% Risk Managers consider a designation a factor in selecting an agent or broker

63% Risk Managers are more likely to select an agent or broker who has their CPCU designation

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Your Time to Level Up is Now

Earn the most trusted risk and insurance designation out there - especially when 87% of risk managers consider a designation when selecting an agent or broker.

With on demand CPCU® courses you get to complete your personalized program at your own pace. Want to earn your designation faster? No problem. Want to take your time? No problem. Study when, where, and how you want 24/7.

Then, when ready conveniently complete your exam at the time and place that works for you with our 100% virtual exams.

Earning your CPCU has never been more convenient. Get started today!

Complete Your Core Courses
Create a solid foundation in property-casualty insurance
Complete Your Concentration Courses
Select and complete your track (Personal or Commercial)
Complete Your Elective Course
Complete one elective of your choice
Complete Your Ethics Course
Complete Ethics 312 and matriculate
Celebrate earning your CPCU!

Earning Your CPCU

6-8 week courses Entirely Online Virtual Exams

Gain skills you can use right away with the CPCU designation. This program includes:

  • 8 courses, plus ethics
  • 100% on demand 
  • Virtual exams for all courses
  • 18-24 months to complete
  • Mailed diploma upon completion
  • Matriculation requirement
  • Ongoing continuing education

Ready-Made Resume Skills:

  • Risk Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Data Analytics
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Investment Strategies
  • Leadership
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration

Step 1, Core Courses:
Gain a strategic view of insurance with these core courses as the first step toward earning your designation:

Do you hold your ARM designation? Your ARM courses fulfill three of the core CPCU courses allowing you to jump right into CPCU 410: Speaking the Insurance Language to complete the core course requirements for CPCU.

Step 2, Concentration Courses:
Identify your coverage focus area and complete all three courses within the Commercial or Personal track:

Commercial Track

Personal Track

Step 3, Elective Course:
Customize your learning journey and choose one of the courses below relevant to your career goals:

  • AIDA 181: Big Data Analytics for Risk and Insurance
  • CYB 301: Managing Cyber Risk
  • AIC 300: Claims in an Evolving World
  • AU 60: Evaluating Commercial Underwriting Risks
  • ARe 321: Exploring Reinsurance Products and Transactions

Step 4, Ethics and Matriculation:
One Free Ethics Course:


  • CPCU completers must have at least two years of experience in risk management and/or insurance. This requirement can be completed any time throughout your CPCU journey.


  • Explore risk treatment strategies, coverages, and financial planning tools
  • Gain insights into how data and technology are transforming insurance
  • Master skills to navigate complex policy choices, determine loss coverage, and prove ROI to support your clients
  • Manage organizational risk successfully
  • Understand how you can offer recommendations that achieve your clients goals in a changing environment
  • Apply data aggregation, quality, and sourcing to your decision making processes
  • Support your business with a comprehensive understanding of underwriting, claims, and risk control to help you make effective decision

Get Started Today

Select your course, study, and exam options to get started today. 

Your Next Steps

If you’ve chosen the Agent & Broker Path to Career Success, your ARM courses fulfill three of the core CPCU courses allowing you to jump right into CPCU 410: Speaking the Insurance Language to complete the core course requirements for CPCU.

If you prefer the CPCU path, we recommend starting your studies with CPCU 500: Managing Evolving Risks. Learn more about and register for each course in the program below.

To check your progress towards your CPCU or select and register for your CPCU elective and Ethics course visit your personal Progress Tracker.



You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

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


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Outside the U.S.: (610) 644-2100

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