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Risk Management and Insurance Education for Professionals and Students

The Institutes are the industry's leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating risk management and insurance professionals. We provide the courses, designations, research and other solutions that educate and empower professionals throughout their careers.

We also develop risk management and insurance course materials that are used by hundreds of colleges and universities. Students are the future of our industry, and we offer numerous resources to support your learning journey.

Student Resources

Purchase Textbooks and Study Materials

Click the icon to select your college and course to find and purchase the study materials you need.

Purchase Course Materials

Find Financial Support for College Studies

The Institutes offer scholarships and can connect you with internship financial aid.

Find Funding

Plan Your Insurance Career

The MyPath website offers information on careers in insurance and the jobs that you don’t want to miss out on. Take a Career Quiz to find the right job for you.

Go to MyPath

Start Earning Your CPCU

Our most popular designation is the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®). You can start earning your CPCU while completing your college courses! The Institutes will grant a waiver toward the CPCU designation for up to two approved courses. Select your college and course, and upload your transcript. Learn more about how the CPCU designation can help your career.

Apply for CPCU Waiver

Instructor Resources

Register Your Classes

Instructors, register your course with The Institutes so your students can get CPCU credit for their courses. Click on the icon to the left to apply your college to the program or add additional courses.


Need Grant Money?

The Robert P. Ashlock Risk Management and Insurance Development Program provides funds to support the development of post-secondary risk management and insurance education.

Apply for Grants

President's CPCU Scholarships

The Institutes' President's CPCU Scholarship Program can cover the cost of your students' CPCU coursework and exams. We offer up to 100 scholarships per year for both professionals and students.

Nominate a Student

College Degree Programs

Did you know that you can earn college credit for your CPCU and Institutes' insurance studies? Not only will you earn insurance industry credentials, you can also earn an undergraduate or graduate degree sooner than you may have thought.

Credits accepted are subject to change without notice. Please verify current credit arrangements with individual institutions. You can view the current American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendations here.

Approval From the American Council on Education (ACE) for College Credit

The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) evaluated fifteen of The Institutes’ courses in March 2019. Approved courses and designation programs include:

  • Associate in General Insurance (AINS®)
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®)

View the full list of Institutes courses reviewed by ACE CREDIT®. Please note that some of the approved Institutes courses are no longer offered, but if they were formerly completed, the earned credit may still be applied toward your college degree.

Visit the ACE CREDIT website for more information. To register or to access or request an ACE Transcript online, click here.



Learn More About CPCU

What is the CPCU designation?

CPCU is the leading professional designation for property-casualty insurance professionals. More than 80,000 individuals have earned it over the past 80 years. You can too.

Learn more about CPCU.

What is the CPCU Society, and how can I become a student member?

The premier professional association for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry, the CPCU Society offers members countless opportunities to advance their careers through networking, leadership experience and ongoing education. We offer free membership to college students and discounted membership to candidates in the process of completing the designation.

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What other designations do The Institutes offer?

Learn more about the 25 other designations and 13 certificate programs offered by The Institutes.