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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. 


Institutes registration: $420 

Graduate Seminar registration: $430
State CE fees are NOT included in the above registration fee

Scholarships Available!

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

CE Fees

State CE fees are in addition  to the above registration fee. The following states have a CE fee:
(AL, AK, AR, CT, DE, DC, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MD, MA, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, WV, WI, WY)

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Register for upcoming 2019 Institutes 

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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 Scholarships

Several CIC scholarships are available that cover the registration fee of one SC institute next year. Available to any licensed agent or broker, or any individual who has a minimum of two years full-time experience as a practitioner in insurance or risk management. Not for those who already hold the CIC designation.