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Foundations of Risk Management and Insurance

Foundations of Risk Management and Insurance
CPCU 500
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Learn how to apply basic concepts of risk management and insurance to everyday activities.


  • Introduction to risk management 
  • Risk assessment 
  • Risk control 
  • Risk financing 
  • Insurance as a risk management technique
  • Insurance policy analysis 
  • Common policy concepts 
  • Big data analytics 

Course Level


Suggested Self-Study Time

4-6 Weeks



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Bottom-Line Benefits

Effectively apply RMI principles to your everyday work.
Know the how and why behind basic concepts of risk management and insurance to allow you more time to focus on the bigger picture.

Demonstrate your commitment to your customers.
Show your customers you are committed to their best interests by addressing all their needs using a proven risk management framework.

Enhance your professional image.
Solidify your reputation as a capable insurance professional with your colleagues and with management by improving your ability to analyze insurance policies.





"Getting the CPCU designation was the best move I ever made..."

David S. Hershey, CPCU, ARM
Risk Manager
Sprague Energy/ Lexa International

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