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CPCUs can earn continuing education credits by completing practice-oriented activities needed to maintain professional knowledge and skills. Each CPCU is responsible for determining which activities meet that standard, but such activities must be:

  • Relevant to their career performance in risk management and insurance
  • Verifiable in some way (for example, via a grade report, certificate of attendance or completion, or proof of purchase)

 

 

Qualifying Activities

 

The Institutes

The Institutes offer high-impact educational solutions that help shape the risk management and insurance industry. Our qualifying activities for CPCU continuing education credits include:       

Activity Type Credit Hours
Taking an exam for an Institutes designation course Pass: 24
Non-Pass: 6
Taking an exam for an Institutes nondesignation course Pass: 6
Non-Pass: 1.5
Completing an Institutes online course (not taken for state CE credit) 6
Completing an Institutes course for state CE credit Either the credit value assigned by your state or the credit value assigned by The Institutes, whichever is higher
Completing an Institutes SMART Final Practice Exam for a course 3
Completing one of The Institutes’ Leadership Education programs 24

 

 

The Institutes CPCU Society

Joining The Institutes CPCU Society not only elevates your continuing education experience, but allows you to waive the CE for CPCUs reporting fee! You can earn all 24 of your credit hours with the CPCU Society through qualifying activities that include:           

Activity Type Credit Hours
Now available, completing offerings from The Institutes CPCU Society Knowledge Center! Credit determined based on length of content
Attending The Institutes CPCU Society Annual Meeting Credit hours will be assigned based on each year’s topics and agenda

2016 Annual Meeting: Up to 15 Credits
Attending Local I-Days 1 per each hour of educational content
Participating in other CPCU Society educational events (i.e. live webinars, workshops, symposia, etc.) 1 per each hour of educational content

 

 

CEU

State licensing continuing education (CE) activities through CEU, powered by The Institutes, will also count for the CE for CPCUs program.           

Activity Type Credit Hours
Completing a CEU online course (not taken for state CE credit) 6
Completing a CEU course for state CE credit Either the credit value assigned by your state or the credit value assigned by The Institutes, whichever is higher

 

 

Additional Qualifying Activities

Credits can also be earned through practice-oriented content from other training or industry organizations, including:           

Activity Type Credit Hours
Passing exam for a designation course 12
Passing exam for a nondesignation course 6
Passing semester-length course at a college or university 24
Licensing CE activities approved by any U.S. state, territory or possession (including CE courses in insurance, medicine, law, finance and accounting) The credit value assigned by your state
Other activities (such as educational events, conferences, webinars and employer training) 1 per each hour of educational content
Serving as an instructor for practice-oriented content (such as a class, conference session or webinar) 2 per each hour of educational content taught, to account for your preparation time; please note, however, that you can only claim credit for leading a particular course, webinar or session, etc., the first time you deliver the content.

 

Activities That Do Not Qualify

The following activities do not qualify for the CE for CPCUs program:

  • Using The Institutes’ SMART QuizMe App and SMART Study Aids
  • Engaging in volunteer or paid leadership
  • Serving as an expert witness
  • Reading a textbook, an article or a periodical, or watching educational video content other than the curated and validated offerings that are included in The Institutes CPCU Society Knowledge Center