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Professional Insurance Designations Can Build Your Business

You already know that insurance is a very competitive business, so how can you serve clients better and stand out from the crowd at the same time? Professional designations provide truly useful education that goes beyond your state's minimum insurance education requirements. In many areas, these classes can also provide continuing education, or CE, credit that you need to fulfill your state's licensing requirements anyway. Also, these designations demonstrate to clients and other agents that you are a dedicated professional and not an amateur. You will be proud to explain to your clients what those letters on your business card mean and how they set you apart from other agents in your town.

At the American Agents Alliance, we've partnered with The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research to bring members the opportunity to earn their professional designations at a discount.

Earn a CIC Designation

Producer Profile, a survey of over 800 insurance producers by The National Alliance, states that agents with the Certified Insurance Counselor, or CIC, designation earn an average of 30 percent more than agents that lack this designation. This coursework provides practical information that you can bring back to your agency right away. The five institutes that you can choose from are:

  • Commercial Casualty

  • Personal Lines

  • Commercial Property

  • Health and Life

  • Agency Management

Earn a CISR Designation

The CISR, or Certified Insurance Service Representative, designation shows clients and other insurance professionals that you have up-to-date knowledge and service skills. These classes are tailored to your geographic location and reduce the risk of having any claims against your own professional liability policy because you will better understand risks and exposures.

Earn One of These Professional Insurance Designations With Our Help!

Your professional insurance designations can build your business, help you stand out from the crowd, serve clients better, reduce the risk of professional errors, and gain the respect of your industry peers. Your ability to do your job better should translate into higher production and more revenue for yourself and your agency. If you are a member you can login to the education section for additional information.  If you have questions about membership, please contact our Member Services department at: (866) 497-9222 Ext 11 or send us an email:  

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