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Online CPCU

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

Virtual Exams Available Through December 15, 2021!
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100% Online Learning

The Institutes' interactive, online CPCU offers learning opportunities that fit your schedule and help you retain critical concepts, including relevant conversational content, case studies that reflect evolving real-world challenges, and a simulated exam.

 As a new student, CPCU 500 is a great starting point. You will learn about risk management fundamentals with an emphasis on managing risk data, modeling outcomes, and applying new risk technologies. Plus, this course now includes a printable workbook with key points and review questions that can help you better prepare for your exam!

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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: Evaluating Commercial Underwriting Risks
  • 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.

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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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.