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What To Expect On Exam Day

Ensure that your Institutes Designations' exam goes smoothly.

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Ready to Take Your Exam?

You can complete your exam anytime, from any location with an Internet connection.  You need a quiet testing location and an Internet connected device with Chrome, Safari, Edge or Firefox browser. Here's how you get started:

  • Log in to your Institutes account, click on My Courses, then find and launch your exam.
  • Complete the Exam Administration Affidavit and Agreement, agreeing to The Institutes’ Code of Academic and Professional Integrity and The Institutes Rules of Conduct.
  • The timer starts when you Open Exam; it cannot be paused. You have one attempt and 65 minutes to complete 50 questions.*
  • You are notified of pass/non-pass status immediately upon completion—70% or above is a passing score.
  • Your student record will update within 48 hours.
  • Good Luck! 
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Rules of Conduct

The Institutes, in accordance with its mission to provide educational programs and professional certification to individuals in the insurance industry, has a commitment and obligation to ensure that those who receive our designations and certifications meet academic and professional standards. To that end, The Institutes developed two codes or sets of rules.  CPCUs and CPCU candidates are subject to the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct.  They along with all other persons taking Institutes exams are subject to The Institutes’ Code of Academic and Professional Integrity.

In addition, everyone taking an Institutes’ exam must follow certain procedures(e.g., not using notes when taking an exam) as outlined in The Rules of Conduct. Every student must agree to these before launching and completing their virtual exam. 

Any examinee who is found to have violated The Institutes' Rules of Conduct for test administration forfeits the right to confidentiality.

Common Questions About Exam Day

The Institutes Designations' exams are copyrighted. Any reproduction of materials contained in an Institutes examination, in whole or in part, through any means, including but not limited to videotaping, copying or printing of electronic files, reconstruction through memorization and/or dictation, and/or dissemination of exam materials or derivative works through any form of verbal, electronic or written communication, is strictly prohibited.


*Exceptions: CAS, iCAS, ACSR and segment exams.

**Discount on virtual exam retakes applies to retakes purchased and completed in the same testing window.