Certified Insurance Counselor designation program

CIC offers practical and relevant knowledge to keep professionals more competitive in meeting the changing needs of clients and the industry. 

To earn the CIC designation, participants attend five institutes (list below with course descriptions) and pass a closed-book exam after each.

To maintain the designation, particpants must annually attend at least one program sanctioned by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research​. No testing is required to maintain the designation. 



Institutes registration: $420 
Graduate Seminar registration: $430

IIABSC offers several scholarships each year that cover the registration fees of one institute for those currently pursuing the CIC designation. Learn more

Download 2018 CIC Calendar

Download 2019 CIC Calendar

Register through our Education Calendar

 PLEASE NOTE: There are significant date changes to the Greenville, Charleston and Columbia CIC Institutes in 2017 and  2018. Be sure to plan ahead for your CIC update. Click here for more details.


NEW - Commercial Multiline Institute

The new Multiline Institute aims to increase your understanding and familiarity of important miscellaneous risks including business owners policies, commercial inland marine, crime, cyber, employment practices liability and excess liability/commercial umbrella.

Commercial Casualty Institute

The Commercial Casualty Institute discusses the major casualty coverages including the CGL, Business Auto, Work Comp, Additional Insureds and Excess/Umbrella.

Life and Health Institute

The Life and Health Institute provides essential background and knowledge for your personal understanding of the important L&H products.

James K. Ruble Graduate Seminar

CIC designees can meet the annual requirement of the Society of CIC for maintaining the CIC designation by taking SC's annual James K. Ruble Graduate seminar. This seminar will feature a variety of topics along with real-life applications of the material. Content changes each year.