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CPCU 500: Managing Evolving Risks

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CPCU 500 Study Group Starts April 13th!

Data shows that students who take their exam within 6-8 weeks score higher! Join an 8-week instructor-led study group with the CPCU Society and take your exam in June. Limited spots available!



Gain foundational risk management skills so you can manage risk data, model outcomes, and apply new risk technologies with CPCU 500. Learn how to leverage technology and insurance, identify costly operational risks for your organization, and confidently explain your data analysis to guide key stakeholders on how to best protect your organization.


Skills You’ll Gain

checkmark Leverage technology and big data to keep your organization’s risk management techniques on the cutting edge

checkmark Identify and analyze costly risks to improve your organization’s bottom line

checkmark Recommend risk management approaches to internal and external stakeholders to maximize your organization’s strategic potential

Ready-Made Resume Skills:

  • Risk Management
  • Hazard Identification
  • Risk Analysis
  • Data Analytics
  • Strategic Leadership


Assignment 1:
Embracing Risktech
40 Minutes
Assignment 2:
Creating a Stronger Risk Management Foundation
35 Minutes
Assignment 3:
Identifying and Analyzing Costly Risks
40 Minutes
Assignment 4:
Leveraging Tech and Insurance
35 Minutes
Assignment 5:
Preparing for Hazards
45 Minutes
Assignment 6:
Uncovering Operational Risks
30 Minutes
Assignment 7:
Making Sense of Financial Risk
30 Minutes
Assignment 8:
Optimizing Risk for Strategic Advantage
30 Minutes
Assignment 9:
Breaking Down Risk Modeling
30 Minutes
Assignment 10:
Diving Into Data
30 Minutes
Assignment 11:
Building Consensus
35 Minutes
Study Plan

Exam Prep Tools

CPCU 500 comes with proven, comprehensive study materials to help you pass The Institutes Designations' exam with confidence:

  1. Printable Study Outline: Perfect for taking notes, the printable study outline has key points for each assignment and review questions (and answers!) to help you test your knowledge as you move through the course.
  2. Practice Quizzes: Quickly see where your knowledge gaps are with online practice quizzes for each assignment and for the full course. And bonus—take them as many times as you want.
  3. Simulated Exam: Designed to give you the full experience of your final exam, the simulated exam is a timed exam that you can take only once. It mimics the exam structure and level of questions you’ll find on the actual exam. Students who take their Institutes simulated exam pass their exams at higher rates than students who don’t.
  4. Discussion Boards: Better understand how concepts you're learning apply to real-life, professional experiences by connecting, gaining tips, and sharing best practices with other individuals in your field.
  5. Flashcards: Test yourself on key terms with flashcards that help you fit studying into your busy schedule.

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  1. Does this course give me credit toward The Institutes Designations?
    • Yes! CPCU 500 gives you credit toward the CPCU, Associate in Insurance (AINS) and Associate in Marine Insurance Management (AMIM) designations.
  2. How long does the course take?
    • CPCU 500 typically takes students 6-8 weeks to complete.
  3. How is The Institutes Designations' exam structured?
    • Virtual exams are timed. You will have 65 minutes to complete 50 questions.
  4. What’s included in my course materials?
    • Your course materials include a printable study outline, assignment quizzes, practice exams, and a simulated credentialing exam. Depending on the package you choose, you may receive a printed course book as well.
  5. How do testing windows work?
    • We offer The Institutes Designations' exams in 4 testing windows throughout the year. You can complete your exam at any time in the testing window that you registered for. Access your exam from your account when the window opens and complete any time until 11:59 p.m. ET on the final day of the window.
      • Quarter 1: January 15 – March 15
      • Quarter 2: April 15 – June 15
      • Quarter 3: July 15 – September 15
      • Quarter 4: October 15 – December 15