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CPCU®

Stand out from the crowd with the most trusted risk and insurance credential behind your name.

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

100% of those in their career fewer than 2 years said the CPCU resulted in management recognition

93% of those surveyed said that their CPCU was a good addition to their resume

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CPCU after your name communicates knowledge, leadership, and confidence. From navigating complex policy choices, to determining loss coverage, to proving ROI with knowledge of profitability ratios and interest rate calculations, you will understand outcomes and your clients can trust your understanding of managing risks.

  • Develop an enhanced understanding of risk management principles with an emphasis on managing risk data, modeling outcomes, and applying new risk technologies.
  • Build your mastery of cyber risk, financial data and statement analysis, and the various legal aspects of risk management.
  • Implement corporate finance principles to protect your clients.

The 100% online CPCU program helps you develop the necessary skills to advance your career. In addition, you can earn the Associate in Risk Management (ARM™) designation as part of your CPCU studies.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARM TO CPCU PATHWAY

Earn your CPCU today

Personalize your CPCU studies by selecting either the Commercial or Personal Lines track. Arrange your courses around your schedule – with our 100% online delivery, our courses are accessible when you want, where you want. Note that if you'd like to earn your ARM designation the way to earning the CPCU designation, follow the ARM to CPCU path. On that path, you'll take the ARM courses in lieu of three of the CPCU core courses

4-6 week courses Entirely Online Virtual Exams

Complete and pass the exam for these core courses as the first step toward earning your designation. 

  • CPCU 500: Managing Evolving Risks
  • CPCU 520: Connecting the Business of Insurance Operations
  • CPCU 530: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Insurance
  • CPCU 540: Impacting the Bottom Line of Insurance Financials

Identify the specialty area in which you want to build your expertise, and complete these courses.

Commercial Track

  • CPCU 551: Addressing Commercial Property Risk
  • CPCU 552: Addressing Commercial Liability Risk
  • CPCU 553: Understanding Personal Insurance and Finance

Personal Track

  • CPCU 555: Developing Personal Insurance Solutions
  • CPCU 556: Planning Personal Financial Strategies
  • CPCU 557: Understanding Commercial Risk

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 30: Claim Handling Principles and Practices
  • AU 60: Commercial Underwriting Principles
  • ARe 144: Reinsurance Principles and Practices

Ethical behavior is essential in risk management and insurance. Complete Ethics 312: Ethical Guidelines for CPCU, which provides a framework for making decisions and is offered at no cost.

Your Next Steps

If you’ve chosen the ARM to CPCU path, your ARM courses fulfill three of the core CPCU courses allowing you to jump right into CPCU 410: Speaking the Insurance Language. If you prefer the direct 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 the Progress Tracker.

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