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New! Program Business Professional™ (PBP™)

Gain skills to help clients with hard-to-place risks and establish credibility with insurers with The Institutes Designations PBP.

2 Core CPCU Courses
Build your foundation in risk management and insurance
2 Core PBP Courses
Grow your expertise in insurance program administration
Apply ethical frameworks to your day-to-day job
Stand out with your PBP designation

PBP at a Glance

Gain on-the-job skills you can use right away with the PBP designation. 

 Program details include: 

  • 4 courses, plus ethics 
  • 12–15 month completion time 
  • 100% online courses 
  • Virtual exams for all courses 
  • Mailed diploma and digital badge upon completion

PBP 401 and 402 are approved for state CE in PA. Sign up to be notified when your state is approved.

Ready-Made Career Skills:

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Business Decision Making
  • Building Business Relationships
  • Critical Thinking
  • Insurance Operations

Get started with 2 core CPCU courses to build your foundation in insurance operations and finances. These courses also provide credit toward the CPCU designation, the leadership standard in risk management and insurance. 

Then, grow your expertise with 2 insurance program administration courses, which were specifically designed by experts in the field from the Target Markets Program Administration Association. 

Ethical Decision Making in Risk and Insurance is a free course that’s required for all designations, including PBP. 

  • Effectively collaborate with colleagues and insurers to strengthen the insurance value chain for your customers 
  • Hone your leadership skills to motivate your team, boost performance, and manage organizational change 
  • Master the intricacies of contract law and agency law to more effectively collaborate with key stakeholders 
  • Solve strategic business challenges with a comprehensive view of the insurance landscape 
  • Better understand financial statements to gauge an insurer’s financial health and assess its strengths and vulnerabilities 

PBP Designation

Total Requirements: 5 Average Course: 6-8 Weeks Program Completion: 12-15 Months
Designation Credly Badge

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