Certified Insurance Counselor

Develop your edge, rise above the crowd, become a standout—Certified Insurance Counselors (CICs) are recognized for their expertise and commitment to the industry.

Why CIC? Impact. Credibility. Respect. The CIC Program began in 1969, and it’s still growing! Continuously reviewed, updated, and expanded, the curriculum can be personalized to fit the professional needs of CIC members and participants.

The CIC Program is the essential tool for agency and company personnel who want to sharpen their skills. It allows insurance professionals to dig deeper into insurance exposures, exclusions, and coverages. If you:

    • are a licensed agent, broker, underwriter, adjuster, or solicitor,
    • are an owner, producer, account manager or executive,
    • have at least two years of full-time experience as an insurance professional, or as a risk management practitioner,
    • have taken a course through the UACIC Program, or
    • have served as a full-time insurance faculty member at an accredited college or university,

you’ll benefit from attending CIC courses, opening the door to the most respected Property & Casualty education anywhere.

Courses include a variety of options to meet your professional goals, such as those in risk management, commercial multiline, and insurance company operations.

Earning the CIC designation shows you’re committed to your clients, your organization, and your career.

CIC Course Options

Agency Management

Commercial Property

Insurance Company Operations

Commercial Multiline

Life and Health

Personal Lines

Commercial Casualty

Learning Options

Traditional Classroom

  • Each course is two-and-a-half days (20 hours) of instruction, followed by an optional 2-hour exam—passing the exam is required to earn the designation
  • Expert, nationally recognized faculty who provide concrete examples and scenarios
  • Helpful notebooks and other resource materials
  • More than 300 courses are conducted on-site each year in major cities throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico
  • Train your entire team and save money by bringing National Alliance programs to your corporate or agency location—contact Business Development at 800-633-2165 or email alliance@scic.com.

Instructor-Led Online Classroom

  • Same tested, high-quality curriculum
  • Interaction with and instruction by the same expert faculty—with the ease of a webinar
  • Convenience—use your computer, tablet, or cell phone
  • 5 weeks, with 2 webinars weekly: 10–12 a.m. and 2–4 p.m. Central Time
  • Daytime Only
  • Extended study period for exam-takers
  • Instructive quizzes, optional reading assignments, exercises, and discussion board postings

Earning the Designation

Take the five CIC courses of your choice and pass the corresponding exams within five calendar years after you pass your first CIC exam,


Take four CIC courses and one CRM or one CPRM course and pass all corresponding exams within five calendar years.

Earn Multiple Designations Concurrently or Consecutively

Should you select a CRM or CPRM option in earning your CIC designation, you can choose to complete the remaining four courses in CRM or CPRM and earn that designation as well.

Keeping Your Designation

After receiving the CIC designation, no further examinations are required. Click here to see if you need to take and pass the final exam(s) to receive state CE credit where available. To retain your designation, attend one of these annually—

Satisfies your annual update—dues required

  • James K. Ruble Seminar
  • PROFocus Series Seminar
  • MEGA Seminar
  • Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium

Satisfies your annual update—dues required

  • Dynamics of Selling
  • Dynamics of Sales Management
  • Dynamics of Company/Agency Relationships

Satisfies your annual update—no dues required

  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) course
  • Certified Risk Manager (CRM) course
  • Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) course