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A designation is a prestigious credential that is earned through completing coursework and proctored exams. Each designation provides a deep knowledge in a specialized topic.  A designation program is typically made up of multiple courses that can be studied and tested on individually, at your own pace.

An example of a designation is the CPCU® (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter). Anyone in the risk management and/or insurance industry that has earned this designation is considered to have the highest level of specialized education in their field.

Certificates and Professional Development

Our certificates and professional development programs allow you to advance your knowledge in a particular field of interest and enhance your professional skills. These offerings help show that you have working knowledge of the skill sets required for success in a particular job.

An example of our professional development programs is the Business Strategy for Emerging Leaders program. In this program, you will spend three-and-a-half days with your peers in an interactive learning environment that includes combinations of lecture, group activities and practical application exercises to further your leadership development in the insurance industry.

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Online Courses

If you’re looking for quick-hit, on-demand learning, The Institutes’ online courses are a great way to stay on top of the latest industry trends as well as continue to grow your knowledge in specialized areas.

Our courses feature industry-specific content, with videos and quizzes throughout. All of our designation and certificate courses and webinars can be taken as stand-alone education, providing you with a smaller, more targeted learning experience.

Continuing Education

Continuing education is important, and often even mandatory, for licensed professionals. Our CEU brand offers options for all 50 states and the District of Columbia through mobile-friendly online courses with flexible delivery, including an audio option. Our CE reporting is guaranteed within two business days.