Students that successfully pass RMI courses at Ole Miss have the opportunity to earn credit toward a number of highly regarded industry designations. These designations and the steps necessary to earn credit toward the designations are discussed below.
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
The CPCU designation is awarded by The Institutes and is widely recognized and respected throughout the insurance industry. This designation is recommended by The Institutes for "Agents/brokers, agency principals, claim representatives, line of business managers and executives, insurance litigators, risk managers, and underwriters." In the spring of 2013, The Institutes launched a new initiative which allows students to earn CPCU credit by earning a grade of "B" or better in certain approved university classes. As part of this program, students at Ole Miss can receive credit for CPCU 557 (Understanding Commercial Risk) by earning a grade of "B" or better in FIN 441 as well as credit for CPCU 520 (Connecting the Business of Insurance Operations) by earning a grade of "B" or better in FIN 442. For more information on the CPCU designation, please click here.
Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
Please update this section to read as follows: The CIC designation has been awarded by the National Alliance for Insurance Education since 1969 and is primarily for "agency and company personnel - owners, producers, agents, account managers, brokers, underwriters, and marketing or claims personnel." The CIC consists of five exams within five calendar years. Students earning a grade of "C" or better in FIN 442 can receive credit for the Insurance Company Operations exam for free and are also given the opportunity to take additional CIC exams at a significantly reduced fee. Once the student has received credit for two of the five exams, the student receives the University Associate Certified Insurance Counselor (UACIC) designation, and those two courses can be applied towards the completion of the CIC designation. For more information about the CIC designation, please click here. For more information about the UACIC designation, please click here.
Certified Risk Manager (CRM)
Similar to the CIC, the CRM is offered by the National Alliance for Insurance Education. The CRM is primarily targeted toward "Individuals in risk management and the related fields of insurance, accounting, finance, law, loss control, claims, and human resources."
Students that pass FIN 542 with a grade of "C" or better will receive free credit for the "Analysis of Risk" portion of the CRM. The student can also take the "Principles of Risk Management" exam for the reduced student fee, which will allow the student to receive credit for that portion of the CRM upon successful completion of the exam. Once the student has completed two exams, the student receives the University Associate Certified Risk Manager (UACRM) designation, and those two courses can be applied towards the completion of the CRM designation.
For more on the CRM designation, visit: https://www.scic.com/crm/
Students with additional questions regarding professional designations can contact Dr. Fier at firstname.lastname@example.org.