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Insurance Certifications And Designations

Earn An Insurance Certification Or Designation!

Have you been considering the pursuit of an insurance designation, such as the ARM or CPCU, to accelerate your career in the insurance industry? Perhaps you were passed over for that last promotion and need to stand out among your peers? Would you like to distance yourself in the claims industry by earning the AIC or AAI designation? Don't worry, we can help!

The Benefits Of An Insurance Certification

Obtaining an insurance certification can provide you with several benefits, including:
  • Professional Development / Enhanced Knowledge And Skills:
    Certification programs provide comprehensive training on various aspects of insurance, including regulations, policies, underwriting, claims processing, and risk management. This enhances the expertise and competency of individuals working in the field.
  • Credibility:
    Holding a recognized certification demonstrates a commitment to professionalism and competence in the insurance industry. It can enhance trust and credibility among clients, employers, and colleagues.
  • Industry Recognition:
    Holding a certification provides recognition and validation of one's expertise within the insurance sector.
  • Client Trust And Satisfaction:
    Clients may feel more confident working with insurance professionals who hold relevant certifications, knowing that they have the necessary expertise to assist them effectively and ethically.
  • Higher Earning Potential:
    With increased knowledge, skills, and credibility, individuals with insurance certifications may be eligible for higher salaries and bonuses compared to their non-certified counterparts.

Our Best-Selling Insurance Certification And Designation Programs

ABTrainingCenter offers the most complete collection of courses to help you earn a particular insurance certification or professional insurance designation. Below is a list of common insurance-related designations and exam prep materials that will boost your knowledge and career!

To learn more, simply click on one of these designations, or select the designation and your state from the "Designations/Certifications" section of the search box below for Insurance certifications and designations. Click here for Financial Services certifications and designations.
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  • Retirement Plans Administrator
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  • AAI, Accredited Adviser in Insurance
    The AAI designation program, which is specifically for agency personnel, was originally created through the combined efforts of the IIA and the IIABA. The program teaches practical, real-world skills that agency personnel need to gain a competitive edge in the property-casualty insurance market.

  • AFSB, Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding
    The Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding (AFSB) designation signifies that an individual working in this field has attained comprehensive knowledge of both contract and non-contract surety, as well as crime insurance.
  • AIC, Associate In Claims
  • AIAF, Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance
    The Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF) designation signifies that an individual working in this field has attained comprehensive knowledge of practices, principles, and procedures used to prepare insurer financial statements to comply with the requirements of the NAIC and other regulatory bodies.

  • AIC, Associate In Claims
    Claim professionals handle a wide variety of claims, including property, auto, workers compensation, and bodily injury claims. Earning the Associate In Claims (AIC) designation can improve your technical claim handling abilities as well as your communication and negotiation skills.

  • AINS, Associate in General InsuranceAINS, Associate in General Insurance
    The Associate in General Insurance (AINS) provides a solid foundation on which to build your career in insurance. The courses cover insurance principles, practices, and policies in depth. Completing the AINS program can enhance future career opportunities and help you do your current job better.

  • AIS, Associate in Insurance Services
    The Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) designation signifies that an individual working in the field of insurance has attained comprehensive training in enhanced customer focus. Your clients and colleagues expect quality, and service quality has never been more important than it is right now!

  • APA, Associate in Premium AuditingAPA, Associate in Premium Auditing
    The Associate in Premium Auditing (APA) designation is intended for those professionals who are required to perform premium audits in an organized and professional manner. Concepts learned are insurance contracts, auditing procedures appropriate to a variety of complex situations, principles of insurance accounting, and the relationship of premium auditing to other insurance operations.

  • API, Associate in Personal Insurance
    The Associate in Personal Insurance (API) designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons whose area of specialty is personal lines insurance - personal insurance business (including underwriting), marketing practices, the personal insurance environment, etc.

  • ARC, Associate in Regulation and Compliance
    The Associate in Regulation and Compliance (ARC) designation signifies that an individual working in the insurance field has attained comprehensive knowledge of the insurance regulatory environment and the effect regulation has on the business of insurance. A designee will be able to understand the interests of both insurance regulators, and those who must comply with insurance regulation.

  • ARe, Associate in Reinsurance
    The Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons in the field of reinsurance and signifies that a certificant has attained comprehensive knowledge of reinsurance terms and pricing, reinsurance treaties, facultative certificates, and developed the necessary skills to design a reinsurance program.

  • ARM, Associate in Risk ManagementARM, Associate in Risk Management
    The Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation signifies that an individual working in this field has attained a comprehensive understanding of the risk management process, from analysis to implementation and monitoring; risk retention and transfer; and the latest in advanced risk financing techniques.

  • ASLI, Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance
    The Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) designation signifies that an individual working in the insurance field has attained comprehensive knowledge of the following subject matter: Insurance Regulation, Surplus Lines Insurance Marketing, Underwriting, Ratemaking, The Claim Function, Reinsurance, Financial Analysis of Insurers and Intermediaries, and various Surplus Lines Insurance Products.

  • CIC, Certified Insurance Counselor
    The Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation signifies that an individual working in the insurance field has attained comprehensive knowledge of Agency Management, Commercial Casualty, Commercial Property, Life & Health, and Personal Lines.

  • CLU, Chartered Life Underwriter
    The Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) program provides insights into the life insurance business, its importance to the economy, its operation and distribution systems, and its resurging importance for safe and secure investments. Since the first examinations were held in 1928, more than 93,000 men and women have met the educational, experience, and ethics mandates needed to earn the CLU designation.

  • CPCU, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
    The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation signifies that an individual working in the field of property/casualty insurance has gained a broader understanding of property-casualty insurance, enhanced by a concentration in either commercial or personal risk management insurance.

  • WCS, Workers Compensation Specialist
    The Workers Compensation Specialist (WCS) designation signifies that an individual working in the field of insurance has learned national and state concepts in workers' compensation, including how a state's statutory legal structure fits into the bigger picture by understanding insurance policy coverage, premium calculations. and coverage issues.
There is no better way to prepare for any one of these insurance certifications than by taking our ABTraining Center courses. We offer flexible learning options. If you prefer to learn in a live environment, look into our webinars. If you prefer to learn according to your own schedule from home, we have many comprehensive online courses. If you like to set your own study structure, we can send you complete self-study materials as well. Choose your designation above and order your course today!
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Why Are Insurance Certifications Important?

Insurance is a crowded field, and it’s important to stand out if you want to be successful. Many insurance companies like to be able to offer a wide range of specialized services in order to attract the widest client base. By obtaining certain insurance designations, you indicate to a given insurance company that you have the qualifications to be their point person in a given type of insurance work.

There are many different types of insurance certifications, and each one has different requirements for receiving the certification. You can be sure that no matter which insurance certifications you pursue, you will ultimately be required to pass an exam demonstrating your mastery of the subject matter.

That’s where ABTraining Center comes in. Our insurance courses have a proven track record for helping candidates learn faster, internalize more information and improve their chances of passing the exam. Our study materials are geared towards helping you pass the certification exam the first time so that you can get right to your next certification, start practicing, apply for a new position or jockey for that promotion!

What Are The Best Insurance Designations?

Anyone asking what are the best insurance designations should start by determining what specialty areas best helps you and your clients. For instance, the AIC designation can improve your technical claims handling abilities, whereas the Workers Compensation Specialist designation is great for those who work with workers' compensation.

While each certification carries its respective benefits, some general advantages to a certification or designation include:
  • Increases your value to your clients and organization
  • Enables you to stay up-to-date on the changes in regulations, policies, and procedures that impact your job function
  • Improves your understanding of how to apply various rules and regulations
  • Helps you build a support network consisting of other certified professionals
  • Makes you a more attractive candidate to prospective employers
  • Exemplifies your commitment to your career
  • It improves your overall marketability, as recruiters will take notice of your expanded experience and industry knowledge
  • When you're better prepared to handle a job's responsibilities and execute on that potential, you're likely to have increased job security in an age where companies are not afraid to move on from people
  • Individuals who hold certifications can earn up to 15-percent higher remuneration than the market average
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