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The Institutes Enhance Designation Courses With Latest Knowledge on New Technologies, Emerging Loss Exposures

Updates to CPCU, AINS and ARM Reflect Latest Trends in Risk Management and Insurance

MALVERN, Pa. The Institutes have released important updates to course material for three of its top industry designations: the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®), Associate in General Insurance (AINS®) and Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designations. The updated courses include the latest information and insights on key technological advances and emerging loss exposures in the risk management and insurance industry, including unmanned aircraft (drones), home sharing and transportation network companies (TNCs).

“Tens of thousands of insurance professionals rely on our designations to provide them with the information they need to succeed in their careers and to better serve their clients,” said Peter L. Miller, CPCU, president and chief executive officer of The Institutes. “With the rise of new technologies and emerging trends affecting the business landscape, it’s our top priority to ensure that our customers are prepared with the knowledge to manage the new risks facing our industry.”

All updated materials have been thoroughly researched and authored by The Institutes’ team of dedicated thought leaders and experienced knowledge experts. Key course updates within these specific designations include:

  • CPCU—Courses have been updated to include recent revisions to commercial and personal insurance policies to address emerging loss exposures such as liability and physical damage to drones, theft of virtual currency, and both first- and third-party cyber loss exposures.
  • AINS—Courses have been updated to address coverage for emerging loss exposures such as home sharing, operating drones and driving for a TNC.
  • ARM—Course content has been enhanced to address new topics around emerging risk assessment and control technologies, such as augmented reality, artificial intelligence, computer vision, wireless sensors and smart products.

“In updating the content within our top designations, we’ve taken a comprehensive approach to infusing emerging digitization trends into our materials to help the industry keep up to date and stay ahead,” said Elizabeth A. Sprinkel, MS, CPCU, senior vice president of Solutions. “This knowledge base will be critically important for insurance professionals to have in the coming years, and we look forward to meeting that need.”

For further details on the recent course updates, please visit The Institutes’ website.