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Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA®)

Effectively handle claims as a qualified public adjuster with The Institutes Designations SPPA.

3 Core Courses
Gain practical claim handling skills
Apply ethical frameworks to your day-to-day job
Stand out with your SPPA designation

SPPA at a Glance

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

Program details include:

  • 3 courses, plus ethics
  • 9-12 month completion time
  • Virtual exams for all courses
  • Mailed diploma upon completion

Ready-Made Career Skills:

  • Claims Handling
  • Professional Communication
  • Insurance Fraud Prevention
  • Negotiation
  • Claim Investigation
  • Property Claims
  • Insurance Operations

Learn claim handling skills for common property insurance policies with the following courses:

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

By completing the SPPA 30 exam, you will also earn the Certificate in Professional Public Adjuster (CPPA™).

  • Apply the claims handling process to a property claim so you can negotiate effectively.
  • Understand commercial and personal property policies so you can apply them to a claim.
  • Quickly navigate an insurance policy and determine whether the insurer is responsible for covering a loss.
  • Communicate effectively to resolve claims quickly and minimize errors.
  • Recognize indicators of potential fraud so you can flag suspicious claims and ensure fair claims settlement.

SPPA Designation

Total Requirements: 4 Program Completion: 9 - 12 Months

Still Wondering if SPPA 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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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 The Institutes Designations 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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Certificate Program

Property Technical Certificate I


Exceed customer expectations and set yourself apart as a qualified professional by effectively managing property losses resulting from fire, water, and windstorm. Expand on your skills to properly investigate, scope, and estimate a property loss. 

Topic Course

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.