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by joel66
Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 159626

Re: CPCU - Advice

It is possible that some of your Firefighter certifications can be applied toward elective credits. I did not do any of the prior learning assessment, because I had completed some college courses while in the Army during the mid to late eighties, as well as 21 credits was applied from my SCLA design...
by joel66
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - Advice
Replies: 29
Views: 159626

Re: CPCU - Advice

Do both! I was in the same boat during my thirties. At that time, I recall having over 10 to 12 years of claims adjusting experience, and half of that time in litigation, yet some companies refused to interview me, because a 4-year degree is required. I personally went with Excelsior College to get ...
by joel66
Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Attorney considering CPCU- thoughts?
Replies: 27
Views: 109193

Re: Attorney considering CPCU- thoughts?

I've also seen some corporate Risk Management departments that answer to Legal. Not very often, but it's there. The CRM program is great for learning the basics, but the ARM (Associate in Risk Management) from the AICPCU is more well known, better respected, and will open some doors. You can find o...
by joel66
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Attorney considering CPCU- thoughts?
Replies: 27
Views: 109193

Re: Attorney considering CPCU- thoughts?

I can only give you feedback from a claims perspective. Having a law degree and getting into claims would fast track you into litigation claims a lot faster than something without the law background. Same would be for manager in a litigation dept. By having both CPCU and JD, not only would that open...
by joel66
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?
Replies: 28
Views: 27759

Re: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?

I just began my first course (Foundations of Risk Manag.) and purchased a text with all study materials. From working in Insurance Industry for the past 8 years and B.S. degree I find some of this coursework very elementary and repetitive. Has anyone with similar experience got away with just using...
by joel66
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?
Replies: 28
Views: 27759

Re: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?

Thanks for the info ekaye. I just passed CPCU 552 on 12/07 and hoping to take 520 on 01/15. It might take me 10 to 12 weeks for the remaining three exams after I complete 520 on 01/15, because I'm starting my MBA in Finance starting January 4th. My goal for 2010 is to complete both CPCU and ARM-E wh...
by joel66
Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?
Replies: 28
Views: 27759

Re: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?

I took CPCU 551 on 10/15 and just checked the site and shows I passed. I found 551 to be a little more difficult for me than 510. Hoping to be ready for 552 exam by 12/01. I will say after completing 510 and 551, you only need the text book and course guide to complete these exams. With the review q...
by joel66
Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?
Replies: 28
Views: 27759

Re: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?

yeah, 4 months is insane for 8 exams. I think it would take me about 3 weeks to complete the flash cards for each of the online chapter exams and course guide review questions and read the book doing this chapter at a time, and another 2 to 4 weeks reviewing those flash cards and reading some of the...
by joel66
Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:15 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?
Replies: 28
Views: 27759

Re: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?

yes, I understand about moving on, but at the same time, I was a little upset with the consistencies I have experienced with my conversations with them over the past few weeks. Either way, 70 or 100% I'm just glad I passed that exam.
by joel66
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?
Replies: 28
Views: 27759

Re: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?

How do they determine the people with the highest overall scores? I'm really getting upset over the quality of the customer service people at the American Institute. Yesterday I called someone to find out how long it takes for my CPCU exam to get graded and she said two to three weeks. I mentioned t...
by joel66
Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?
Replies: 28
Views: 27759

Re: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?

I just got the results and passed 510. Man, I was sweating big time before taking this test. I spent almost two months reading the book twice, reading the course guide and review notes at least 5 times over until I decided two weeks ago to just create 200 flash cards from the course guide. Since, I ...
by joel66
Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?
Replies: 28
Views: 27759

Re: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?

Not sure if that post was in reference to me taking 551/552, but I handle high exposure general liability claims for a TPA. I've been handling claims for 18 years and just recently decided to complete my CPCU, since my employer is paying for this and I can get those credits applied to either an MBA ...
by joel66
Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:44 pm
Forum: Opinions
Topic: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?
Replies: 28
Views: 27759

Re: CPCU - complete 12-18 months?

Just took CPCU 510 today. Curious if these get graded over the weekend. I am trying hard to stop looking at my email and checking the aicpcu site and focus on my CPCU 551 book. I decided to take 551/552 prior to starting on 520.
by joel66
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Looking to buy used CPCU study materials
Replies: 22
Views: 12005

Re: Looking to buy used CPCU study materials

I remember last year talking with a recruiter about a possible interview for a General Liability position. She read my resume and was impressed by the amount of experience I had, which included 10+ years on handling litigated cases. We even had a phone interview in which we went over my background a...
by joel66
Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: Opinions
Topic: Looking to buy used CPCU study materials
Replies: 22
Views: 12005

Re: Looking to buy used CPCU study materials

Now that I have my ARM designation, I am trying to get my CPCU in less than a year. Sigh. A collector of titles rather than a collector of knowledge and ability? (stepping down off my soapbox) Michael, I would like to respond to this based on my viewpoint. Of course, I cannot speak for goodluck88, ...