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CPCU 410: Speaking the Insurance Language

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CPCU 410 is Retiring

CPCU 410 is retiring, which means it is no longer part of the updated ARM Path to CPCU program. Students in CPCU 410 must test on their materials by December 15, 2023 to earn credit.



Learn how different insurance functions work together to create innovative products. By completing CPCU 410, you’ll learn how to read financial statements, gain an understanding of contract and tort law, know how to leverage GAAP financial data, and approach your work with a more comprehensive view of the insurance business.


Skills You'll Gain

checkmark Solve business problems by finetuning your perspective on commercial and property law

checkmark Evaluate your organization’s financial health and assess its strengths and vulnerabilities with a better understanding of financial statements

checkmark Better collaborate with various insurer departments through a comprehensive understanding of how they work together to build more innovative products

Ready-Made Career Skills:

  • Cross-Organization Collaboration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Financial Risk Management


Assignment 1:
Understanding How Insurers Operate
50 Minutes
Assignment 2:
Examining the Scope of Insurer Functions
60 Minutes
Assignment 3:
Understanding Contract Law
50 Minutes
Assignment 4:
Exploring the Legal Implications of Ownership
50 Minutes
Assignment 5:
Evaluating Tort Law
80 Minutes
Assignment 6:
Upholding Professional Arrangements
60 Minutes
Assignment 7:
Leveraging GAAP Financial Data
60 Minutes
Assignment 8:
Understanding Corporate Investment
50 Minutes
Assignment 9:
Following the Money in Financial Markets
40 Minutes
Assignment 10:
Making Sense of Stocks and Bonds
50 Minutes
Study Plan

Exam Prep Tools

CPCU 410 comes with proven, comprehensive study materials to help you pass The Institutes Designations' exam with confidence:

  1. Practice Quizzes: Quickly see where your knowledge gaps are with online practice quizzes for each assignment and for the full course. You can take them as many times as you want! 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. Flashcards: Test yourself on key terms with flashcards that help you fit studying into your busy schedule. 


  1. Does this course give me credit toward The Institutes Designations?
  2. How long does the course take?
    • CPCU 410 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? 
    • In addition to the online course, you have access to assignment quizzes, practice exams, discussion boards, 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