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Associate in Reinsurance (ARe™)

Build a better book of business with an enhanced understanding of reinsurance terms, pricing, treaties, and financial risk management.

ARe at a Glance

12 - 18 Months 6 Total Requirements Virtual Exams

The first step towards earning your ARe designation is to complete and pass the exams for the 4 core courses.

  • ARe 143: Primary Insurance Coverages
  • ARe 144: Reinsurance Principles and Practices
  • ARe 145: Readings in Reinsurance Issues and Developments
  • CPCU 520: Connecting the Business of Insurance Operations

Select an Elective Course that falls into your area of interest:

  • AIAF 114: Insurer Accounting Management
  • ARM 402: Successfully Treating Risk
  • CPCU 540: Impacting the Bottom Line of Insurance Financials

Ethical behavior is essential in risk management and insurance. This provides a framework for making decisions and is offered at no cost to you. Complete the course Ethical Decision Making in Risk and Insurance to finish your ARe designation.

ARe Designation

Total Requirements:
Average Completion Time:
12-18 Months

What an ARe can do for you

Professional development with The Institutes opens up doors and expands the horizon of opportunities available to you. Institutes designation programs and courses teach you how to think more broadly and, in the process, help you gain recognition from your peers and management.

Randall Clinger CPCU, ARe Vice President, Head of Marketing Communications at Swiss Re America Holding Corporation

76% of Institutes designation completers feel that earning their designation resulted in recognition from management

89% of those surveyed said that an Institutes designation was a good addition to their resume

94% of ARe completers would recommend The Institutes’ courses

Still Wondering if ARe is Right for You?

Here are some final facts to help you decide if this is the right designation for your role as well as your future career goals.

Not ready for a designation?

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Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance


Confidently serve your customers with an understanding of basic risk management and insurance principles. Build a foundation in insurance functions and regulation, the risk management process, and the claims and underwriting decision processes.

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Blockchain in Insurance


Explore the basics of blockchain, the existing and theoretical use cases, and the ways you can apply concepts to real-world situations. Arm yourself with a better understanding of how this technology will affect your day-to-day business operations.

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.