Professionals seeking to attain the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) now have a new option. The CIC designation, which is currently earned by completing five CIC institutes and examinations, will accept a Certified Risk Managers (CRM) course in place of one of the institutes.
The decision was made following a meeting of the CIC Board of Governors in Austin, Texas. The Society of CIC, the not-for-profit organization that developed the CIC Program in 1969, recognized the quality of the faculty and curriculum of the five-year-old CRM Program, and the growing emphasis on risk management in the current hard market.
“This decision was a direct response to today’s marketplace,” William T. Hold, president of the Society of CIC, said. “Now insurance professionals can better customize their education to their daily work. In addition to this increased flexibility, another bonus is the opportunity to earn two designations, CIC and CRM, by taking a total of nine courses instead of the previous ten.”
Under the new guidelines, either Principles of Risk Management, Control of Risk, Analysis of Risk, Financing of Risk, or the Practice of Risk Management can be taken in place of Personal Lines, Commercial Casualty, Commercial Property, Life & Health, or Agency Management. “This is exciting news for the insurance education community nationwide.” Hold said.
The Society of CIC is a member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, an organization that provides insurance and risk management professionals with advanced educational opportunities, including the CISR and CRM Programs, James K. Ruble Seminars, and the Dynamics series.
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