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by hhrchevy
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: musicians - IN
Replies: 2
Views: 2620

Re: musicians - IN

If your band needs convincing that liability insurance is required refer them to the Great White performance in Rhode Island. With 100 fans dead, and hardly any insurance in place, this destroyed many lives: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Station_nightclub_fire Although this is a Christian band an...
by hhrchevy
Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Less than two weeks left!
Replies: 9
Views: 7455

Re: Less than two weeks left!

BJ, You have done all you can do by putting in this time and effort. You should do fine on the exam. Yes, the Education Objectives do steer you toward the important issues of the exam. Just don't let the test anxiety get to you.

Best of luck. This is a tough long endeavor.
by hhrchevy
Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU classes vs. CLU classes
Replies: 20
Views: 21293

Re: CPCU classes vs. CLU classes

I received my CLU in 1988 and my CPCU in 1998. I could only transfer Economics at that time so had to take 10 CLU and 9 CPCU exams. The format was the same--read, read, read, take notes, condense the notes and read them over (AND over) until you took the exams. You should do fine. Karen Jamison, CLU...
by hhrchevy
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU 530 Multiple Choice
Replies: 12
Views: 61813

Re: CPCU 530 Multiple Choice

Yes, TRacer, I too have multiple desigations (some I just let go because I could not keep up with all of the CE requirements). I have 40 years in the field, 6 active designations and a Masters degree--I think "overqualified" is the problem although I am not looking for a huge salary by any...
by hhrchevy
Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU 530 Multiple Choice
Replies: 12
Views: 61813

Re: CPCU 530 Multiple Choice

Stop picking on CPCU candidates for just trying to pass the exams. If CPCU really helped you with getting positions I could understand arguing the point that one should not study just to pass the CPCU exams. Sadly, my experience is that the knowledge gained by memorizing all aspects of each CPCU seg...
by hhrchevy
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?
Replies: 28
Views: 27751

Re: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?

Hi Joel, most of the people who would have the correct info at AICPCU are at the convention in Denver so it might not be the best time to ask questions on the exams/scoring. Better wait until next week when the CSR has somewhere to transfer the call for the real answer. I was just glad to get the pa...
by hhrchevy
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Looking to buy used CPCU study materials
Replies: 22
Views: 12002

Re: Looking to buy used CPCU study materials

One of Bill Cosby's old comedy routines started out with "When I graduated from college I went into the service because all of the drop outs had the jobs." I am finding that niche experience outweights all of my alphabet soup (CPCU, CLU, CIC, Masters degree). I took considerable time and e...
by hhrchevy
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:42 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU 510 woes
Replies: 19
Views: 38448

Re: CPCU 510 woes

Hi Joe, don't be discouraged. I started and stopped my CPCU studies so many times it took me ten years to get my designation (you don't need to get into that depressed state!!!). The CPCU information is intense and sometimes you have to dissect it into your own words. The flash card idea is ok but y...
by hhrchevy
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CRM Courses, OK to take Control of Risk first
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

Re: CRM Courses, OK to take Control of Risk first

I am not taking the CRM exams but am using the courses for my CIC updates. I found you can go in any order and still benefit. The information is great--especially Analysis of Risk.
by hhrchevy
Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Agent Networking
Replies: 2
Views: 1349

Re: Agent Networking

I cannot access the poll for some reason but my vote is "can't find" an agent network. I have signed on for Twitter, Linked-In but am not "following" (in more ways than one!). I am a Boomer which is a big part of the problem. PS OK JUST GOT THE POLL WITH ABILITY TO SELECT!!!!!!!!
by hhrchevy
Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Hard-to-Place Accounts
Topic: Salary- CPCU
Replies: 29
Views: 142175

Re: Salary- CPCU

40 years experience--compliance. CPCU, CLU, CIC, ACSR, Masters in Public Administration, Insurance Training Professional--current pay of $37,500. No luck trying to break into underwriting or claims. The highr insurance education just did not work out for me.
by hhrchevy
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU Study Materials
Replies: 4
Views: 3903

Re: CPCU Study Materials

I self studied using the Institute's materials. I had a few exams that I had to take over, but that was just me having a hard time with concepts and not with the material. At the time I was taking CPCU I was not working in the insurance field. I was an employee of an insurance department but only do...
by hhrchevy
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU vs. ARM
Replies: 19
Views: 35070

Re: CPCU vs. ARM

With all due respect to Scott, if you have not taken a State licensing examination in the past few years don't give it a difficulty value of 2 on a scale of 10. Try a 5-7 on a scale of 10. Many, if not most, states' exams have come up to the CPCU level. I say that because I am a facilitor for an on-...
by hhrchevy
Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Online Learning (Commercial and Employee Benefits)
Replies: 8
Views: 10278

Re: Online Learning (Commercial and Employee Benefits)

Try your local Independent Insurance Agents Association. Members and non-members can take their on-line courses. The Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) program has Commercial Property, Commercial Casualty and Commercial Related Lines modules that will "spoon feed" the inform...
by hhrchevy
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Study tips for the California Life Agent Exam
Replies: 18
Views: 54245

Re: Study tips for the California Life Agent Exam

As a facilitator of an on-line course for property and casualty and soon to be for life and health I can tell you the State exams are difficult but on-line learning can be the way to go. As our students go through their curriculum there are tests throughout the text. Every time the student takes one...