Sample the Associate in Insurance
Sample the online AINS with this 10-30 minute free micro-course to make sure it’s the right fit for you.
Sample AINS for Free
Online AINS Micro-Course
- Introduction to Insurance
- Common Types of Insurance
- Types of Insurers
- How Risk Management Has Evolved
- Average Completion Time
- 10-30 Minutes
Add Top Skills to Your Resume
See what skills you'll gain from the Associate in Insurance (AINS) in this short video.
What You’ll Gain with an AINS
Earn Your Associate in Insurance (AINS) so you can:
- Effectively explain how underwriters assess risk and price coverage
- Promptly respond to claimants and set appropriate expectations
- Quickly navigate an insurance policy
- Focus on commercial or personal insurance so you can assist businesses or individual customers
Score Higher with Exam Prep Tools
Students who take the AINS simulated exam score 6-9 points higher on AINS exams!* Check out this short video to learn more about the included exam prep materials.
Score Higher with Our Exam Prep Materials
Comprehensive Exam Prep Tools Include:
- Printable study outline
- Practice quizzes
- Simulated exam
- Discussion boards
AINS at a Glance
Gain skills you can use right away with the AINS designation. This program includes:
- 3 courses, plus ethics
- 3-6 months to complete
- 100% online courses
- Virtual exams for all courses
- Mailed diploma upon completion
Ready-Made Resume Skills:
- Claims Handling
- Coverage Analysis
- Customer Service
- Risk Assessment
- Insurance Operations
- Personal Insurance
- Commercial Insurance
- Cross-Organization Collaboration
Start to master insurance basics by completing AINS 101: Increasing Your Insurance IQ.
Choose 1 concentration course to build your expertise in either personal or commercial lines:
Then choose one of the following electives to dive into a specific area more fully. If you wish to gain a broad view of insurance, select the opposite of your concentration course (AINS 102 or AINS 103).
- AINS 102: Understanding Personal Insurance
- AINS 103: Exploring Commercial Insurance
- CPCU 500: Managing Evolving Risks
- ARM 400: Risk in an Evolving World
- AIC 300: Claims in an Evolving World
- API 28: Personal Insurance: Underwriting and Marketing Principles
- AU 60: Evaluating Commercial Underwriting Risks
Ethical Decision Making in Risk and Insurance is a free course that's required for all designations, including AINS. If you’re interested in CPCU, complete Ethical Guidelines for CPCUs.
- Insurance basics to help you build the foundation you need to understand how risk is assessed and claims are processed
- How to collaborate with colleagues across departments by understanding how different areas of the business influence each other
- Best practices for serving customers by understanding how insurer functions work together to create and deliver products
- A broad overview of risk and insurance by learning the different types of insurers and risk management practices
- How to easily adapt and serve your customers as your organization grows and insurance needs change
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Still Wondering if AINS is Right for You?
Who should take AINS?
AINS is for anyone new to risk management and insurance. This includes someone just starting to work professionally or who has recently changed careers.
Which AINS completion path provides me with a general view of insurance?
We recommend taking both AINS 102: Understanding Personal Insurance and AINS 103: Exploring Commercial Insurance if you wish to gain a broad view of insurance. You can take one for your concentration course and the other for your elective course.
Can I sample the course material before I purchase?
Yes! We have a free 10-30 minute micro-course that will give you a taste of AINS course material. Plus, as part of the micro-course, you’ll complete the first assignment of AINS 101. That means you’ll have just 5 assignments to go to complete your first full AINS course! You can sign up for the micro-course here.
Does earning this designation give me credit toward others?
- If you take CPCU 500 for your elective course, credit will be applied toward the CPCU designation.
- If you take ARM 400 for your elective course, credit will be applied toward the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.
- If you take AIC 300, credit will be applied toward the Associate in Claims (AIC) designation.
- If you take AINS 101, AINS 102, or API 28, credit will be applied toward the Associate in Personal Insurance (API) designation.
- If you take AINS 101, credit will be applied toward the Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA) designation.
- If you take AU 60, credit will be applied toward the Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU) designation.
Not Ready for AINS? We've got you covered.
Ethical Decision Making in Risk and Insurance.
Build a sound ethical framework that you can apply to your day-to-day operations. Learn to better recognize and address ethical dilemmas in the workplace and preserve the public’s trust in the risk and insurance industry.
Gain a basic understanding of risk management and insurance concepts. Learn key terms and definitions, understand the different types of insurance, and explore how insurance affects society and the economy.
*Based on AINS student exam results vs exam preparation methodologies, 2020-2021