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The All-New Online CPCU®

Gain the confidence and professionalism you need to stand out with CPCU, the most trusted credential in risk and insurance.

Exam Update: Virtual exams are now available through September 15, 2021!
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Online CPCU at a Glance

4-6 week courses Entirely online Virtual exams

Complete and pass the exam for these core courses as the first step toward earning your designation. 

  • CPCU 500: Managing Evolving Risks
  • CPCU 520: Connecting the Business of Insurance Operations
  • CPCU 530: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Insurance
  • CPCU 540: Impacting the Bottom Line of Insurance Financials

Identify the specialty area in which you want to build your expertise, and complete these courses.

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

Customize your learning journey and choose one of the courses below relevant to your career goals.

  • AIDA 181: Big Data Analytics for Risk and Insurance
  • CYB 301: Managing Cyber Risk
  • AIC 30: Claim Handling Principles and Practices
  • AU 60: Commercial Underwriting Principles
  • ARe 144: Reinsurance Principles and Practices

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.

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Online CPCU – What You Need to Know

  • Study anytime, anywhere with the new online personal and commercial concentration courses featuring shorter learning objectives, case studies, and videos from subject matter experts
  • Stay current with in demand topics and emerging trends like cyber risk, data analytics, and more with new and simplified elective options
  • New online exam prep tools including practice quizzes, question and answer scenarios, and a simulated credentialing exam that is proven to better prepare you for exam day
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What a CPCU can do for you

I have to say, earning the CPCU designation has been the single most rewarding professional accomplishment in my life. The respect and acknowledgement that comes with the achievement is unmatched.

Orlene Arriola CPCU, CRIS, AINS

93% of those surveyed said that their CPCU was a good addition to their resume

100% of those in their career fewer than 2 years said the CPCU resulted in management recognition.

87% of CPCU completers who have worked in risk management and insurance for more than 10 years said this designation helped them achieve their career goals.

CPCU Designation

Total Requirements: 9 Average Course: 6-8 Weeks Program Completion: 2-3 Years

Still Wondering if CPCU 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. 

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Continuing Education for CPCU

Risk management and insurance is continuously evolving, and as leaders in their field, CPCUs must be at the forefront of emerging trends. After earning your designation, the CE for CPCU program provides a way for you to stay up-to-date on the latest knowledge, while also providing an outlet to showcase your educational efforts.

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CPCU Society

The CPCU Society is dedicated to enriching the careers of nearly 18,000 highly motivated risk management and insurance professionals. We provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed and connect you with the people and programs that will help you achieve your goals. ​​​​Additionally, the CPCU Society offers half-priced dues for individuals in the process of completing the CPCU designation.  In addition to educational offerings, you’ll have access to a network of close to 18,000 members who have been in your shoes.

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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. 

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