Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
The Certified Insurance Counselor Program is a nationally recognized and highly respected insurance professional designation for agency owners, producers, agents, CSR’s, brokers, and insurance company personnel. Earners of the CIC designation are recognized for their expertise and commitment to the industry. CICs possess extensive knowledge of crucial insurance policies that lay the foundation of comprehensive insurance and risk management practices for both individual and commercial policies. CICs hold a working knowledge of how varying insurance companies function and how to apply management theories, methods, and procedures to operate a successful insurance agency.
- Account management
- Sales and service expertise
- Errors & Omissions awareness and reduction
- Ability to problem solve through P&C challenges.
- Claims management processes
- Customer retention
- Risk management
Technical insurance knowledge in: CGL, Additional Insureds, Business Auto, Workers Comp, Commercial Property, Personal Lines, Life & Health, Underwriting, and more.
- Complete five 16-hour CIC courses and corresponding exams within 5 calendar years
- Achieve a minimum score of 70% on each two-hour essay-style exam, taken at the end of each course; and
- Fulfill an update requirement by taking 16 hours in supplementary courses each year.
WHAT my Cic Designation Means
Today’s insurance and risk management industry is vast, complex, and full of confusing variety. As you consider what kind of coverage you need for your unique set of risks and exposures, keep in mind that my training as a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) has prepared me to be the competent and proven advisor you need. My drive as an individual is what led me to go for the CIC designation. It represents a career-long commitment to stay on top of important industry changes and to be aware of new risks that arise so that I may better serve my clients.
I am the kind of individual who is not content to just collect annual commissions. I want to be the best that I can be. I use my education to gain an in-depth understanding of the nuances of complex risks and the best way to address them. Training to become a CIC includes 100 classroom hours and five comprehensive exams. Additionally, I attend continuing education courses every year to keep my knowledge and skills up to date in order to ensure that you always receive the attention, care, and current information necessary to make your coverage decisions.
The CIC designation and pin are marks of distinction that demonstrate my commitment to professional excellence and leadership in the insurance industry. I am proud to be among 31,500 CICs in the country, “the best and most knowledgeable insurance practitioners in the nation.”