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ARM™ to CPCU® Path

Differentiate yourself from the competition in today’s competitive market

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

Design your ARM to CPCU Pathway today

A multicolored pathway showing the journey from beginning your ARM certification courses to receiving your CPCU.

There are just three steps to complete on the path to earn your ARM and CPCU designations.

  1. Earn your ARM,
  2. Select your CPCU Track (selecting either the Commercial or Personal Track), and
  3. Choose an elective.

Arrange your courses around your schedule – with our 100% online delivery, our courses are accessible when you want, where you want.

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Risk managers need their brokers to understand their business along with the risks and challenges they face, not just sell them insurance. Become the consultative partner your clients demand by earning your Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and CPCU designations.

  • Develop the tools to succeed in a rapidly evolving risk management landscape.
  • Master the skills to holistically analyze existing risks and anticipate emerging ones.
  • Discover strategies for managing and treating your clients’ risks.
  • Build your mastery of cyber risk, financial data and statement analysis, and legal aspects of risk management.
  • Implement corporate finance principles to protect your clients.

The 100% online ARM to CPCU path lets you personalize your studies in either Commercial or Personal lines while earning both designations in as little as two years.

4-6 week courses Entirely Online Virtual Exams

Complete and pass 3 courses to earn your Associate in Risk Management.* 

  • ARM 400: Risk in an Evolving World
  • ARM 401: Holistically Assessing Risk
  • ARM 402: Successfully Treating Risk

*Complete Ethics 312 to meet the CPCU ethics requirement. 

Choose your track and add your CPCU courses

  • CPCU 410: Speaking the Insurance Language

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

Your Next Steps

We recommend starting your studies with ARM 400: Risk in an Evolving World. You do not need to select
your CPCU concentration or elective until you are ready. Learn more about and register for each ARM course in the program below.

To learn more about, select, and register for your CPCU and Ethics courses visit the Progress Tracker

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