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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. 

***Beginning in 2022, all CIC exams will be administered ONLINE during an "exam window" the week following the CIC Institute. Exams will no longer be taken in class at the conclusion of the institute**

Click here for information on CIC Online Exams

2022 CIC Class Schedule:
Wednesday:  8:00 am - 5:15 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exam Window:  Monday - Thursday of the week following the CIC Institute

CIC Exams must be proctored by a "disinterested third-party" and submitted to the National Alliance before the end of the institute. More information on CIC online testing  is available here

2022 Registration Fees

Institutes registration: $435 

Graduate Seminar registration: $445
State CE fees ARE included in the above registration fees. 

CIC LIVE Webinar Series

IIABSC is now offering two-day LIVE CIC virtual classrooms. NO TEST is required for CE or your designation update. Those working toward their designations test online the following week. Register through our online education calendar.



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

2022 CIC Classroom and Webinar schedule


INSTITUTE CANCELLATION POLICY: No refund for cancellations within 10 business days of an Institute. Transfers/changes made within 10 business days of the class will incur a $125 processing fee. Other changes made within 30 days of institute will incur a $75 processing fee. If you do not attend, and do not notify IIABSC 24 hours prior to the seminar, you will not be allowed to transfer your registration fee and will not receive a refund. ALL CANCELLATIONS AND TRANSFERS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING.

Insurance Company Operations

In the Insurance Company Operations course, you will learn strategic decision-making strategies for the purpose of satisfying regulatory requirements, meeting compliance standards, product development, underwriting, distributing and marketing, processing claims and other vital company functions.

Agency Management Institute

The Agency Management Institute emphasizes value added, relevant and practical topics for all agency owners, managers, producers, CSR's and insurance company personnel.

Commercial Property Institute

The Commercial Property Institute explores innovative ways to maximize coverage for various types of commercial property accounts. Focus is on the major commercial property forms and endorsements.

Personal Lines Institute

The Personal Lines Institute addresses the unique needs of individuals and their families and tackles the complexities of state-specific personal lines forms.

CIC LIVE Webinar Series

Continue earning or updating your CIC designation or get your update in 2021. You can take CIC institute seminars as two-day live webinars. Test required for designation credit but not for CE.