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ARM Path to CPCU®

Gain a strategic view of risk management and tangible leadership skills with The Institutes Designations ARM Path to CPCU.

ARM Path to CPCU At A Glance

6-8 week courses Entirely online Virtual exams

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

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

Ready-Made Career Skills

  • Strategic Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Data Analysis
  • Critical Thinking
  • Business Decision Making
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Cross-Organization Collaboration
  • Learn how to use the risk management process to empower an organization to confront threats and help maximize opportunities
  • Speak the language of data scientists, risk specialists, and other experts to create a holistic understanding of an organization’s risk
  • Mitigate the impact of losses on an organization’s bottom line by developing holistic risk management strategies
  • Confidently answer internal and external stakeholder questions with a legal understanding of insurance policies
  • Use ratios and monetary calculations to determine the financial impact of potential strategies

If you have earned a master's degree or non-Institutes professional certification, you may be eligible to waive courses in CPCU. For details, review and complete our Waiver Request Form

If you are an international student, please review the International Education Exemption Application regarding qualifications on waivers.

CPCU Designation

Total Requirements: 10 Average Course: 6-8 Weeks Program Completion: 18-24 Months

Not Ready for the ARM Path to CPCU?

We've got you covered. Try one of these to get started and gain the skills you need to advance your career.

Designation Most Popular

Associate in Insurance


Select the program path that matches your career goals and gain foundational knowledge in risk management and insurance.

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Associate in Risk Management


Distinguish yourself by learning how to apply a holistic, strategic approach to risk assessment and treatment by focusing on optimizing the risks inherent to organizations.