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Take the ARM Path to Earn Your CPCU®

Be a better advocate and advisor for your business with real-world insights on risk assessment and treatment, and a deeper understanding of how commercial coverage impacts risk strategy.

1 Path, 2 Designations!

With a focus in risk, these two designations will help you become a better risk advocate. You'll be able to prepare for risks with a thorough understanding of contractual risk transfer and insurance coverage options, respond to emerging risks or loss exposures with knowledge of deductibles and coverage, and advocate for your business with brokers by leveraging knowledge of policy scope and endorsements.

6-8 week courses Entirely online Virtual exams

Complete and pass the exam for these core courses. After completing your first three courses, you'll complete your ARM designation.

  • ARM 400: Risk in an Evolving World
  • ARM 401: Holistically Assessing Risk
  • ARM 402: Successfully Treating Risk
  • CPCU 410: Speaking the Insurance Language

Identify one specialty area and complete all three of those courses within the Commercial or Personal track. Concentration courses cannot be combined outside of your chosen specialty track.

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

Choose one elective connected to your interests and career goals.  Popular electives for the ARM to CPCU path are:

  • AIC 300: Claims in an Evolving World
  • AIDA 181: Big Data Analytics for Risk and Insurance
  • CYB 301: Managing Cyber Risk

*Check your Progress Tracker to explore additional elective options, which you may have already completed! 

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.

CPCU Designation

Total Requirements: 9 Average Course: 6-8 Weeks Program Completion: 18-24 Months

How close are you to CPCU?

Check your progress tracker for completed and remaining requirements

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My Courses

When you're working toward your educational goals, it's important to stay focused and create a schedule that works for you.

That’s why you can quickly and easily access your online courses online, anytime, so you can get what you need to develop the skills your role requires.

Within your online course you will have access to:

  • Course assignments
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Practice exams and more
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Is a Designation Worth It?

If you have questions about whether to pursue a designation versus an MBA, why our students choose our programs, or where to begin, we’ve got the answers! Download our guide, “Take Your Career to the Next Level,” to learn why a designation is worth the investment.