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Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Program

Become the best in your field and earn a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Designation. CICs are recognized for their expertise and commitment to the industry and their clients.

The CIC Program, developed by The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, marks and demonstrates commitment to professional excellence and leadership in the insurance industry.

This program is continuously reviewed, updated, and expanded to fit your professional needs. The enhanced curriculum examines topics important to your success, including insurance exposures, exclusions, and coverages.

The CIC Program, The National Alliance and IA&B

IA&B brings you educational programs like the CIC Program developed by The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.

For over five decades, The National Alliance has set the standard for quality, practical continuing education for insurance and risk management practitioners. For more information about the National Alliance, go to
For frequently asked questions and answers regarding the National Alliance, go to

Who Should Attend CIC Courses?

Licensed agents, brokers, adjusters, or solicitors; or have at least two years of full-time experience in the insurance industry or as a risk management professional; or have served for at least two years as a full-time insurance faculty member at an accredited college or university.

Earn a Prestigious CIC Designation

To earn a CIC Designation, successfully complete five courses and pass the corresponding exams within five calendar years. Courses may be taken in any order. Note: Insurance professionals are welcome to take CIC courses without the intent to earn a designation. The exam is required only if earning the designation.

What Does a CIC Course Entail?

There are seven core components to the CIC Program. Each course includes 16 hours of instruction by nationally recognized industry experts. An exam is offered following each course. This exam is required for anyone working toward the CIC Designation.

Agency Management


Commercial Casualty


Commercial Multiline


Commercial Property


Insurance Company Operations


Life & Health


Personal Lines


CIC In-Person Courses and Live Webinars

Your Investment

Members & Non-Members
In- Person – $450 Per Course / Includes Course Materials and CE Fees

Webinar – $430 Per Course / Includes Course Materials and CE Fees

Typical Schedule (times could slightly vary)

Day One & Two

7:30 AM – 7:55 AM – Arrival / Log onto Webinar

8:00 AM – Noon – Morning Session with Breaks

Noon – 1:00 PM – Lunch Break

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Afternoon Session with Breaks

5:00 PM – Course Conclusion

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Day 1 only) – Exam Review

Maintain Your Designation – CIC Designation Requirements

After receiving the CIC designation, no further examinations are required. To keep your designation current, you will need to complete any one of these annual update options.

* Must be a dues-paid member of The National Alliance to earn update credit.

Note: When planning your annual update, please keep in mind that you may not repeat a course in the same licensing period for CE credit. Credit will be granted only once per licensing period. In Maryland, courses must not be taken within six months of each other, even if taken in two different licensing periods. If you have a question whether a course is a duplicate or whether it has changed since you took it last, please contact IA&B at 800-998-9644, option 2.

Tenured CIC

In recognition of the many milestones and achievements CICs have made in their successful careers, the CIC Board of Governors initiated the Tenured CIC status in 2011. Significant educational achievements and a record of maintaining your designation have broadened each individual’s substantial base of knowledge. Therefore, this special recognition of tenure has been granted to CICs who have met the following criteria:
These CICs will be eligible for tenured status and may maintain their designation by paying CIC dues every year and attending a qualified program every other year. Best of all, tenured CICs retain all of the rights and privileges of the designation and of their membership in the Society.

CIC Emeritus

A status available to CICs who are ready to retire, but not ready to give up the designation for which they worked so diligently and maintained for so many years. CIC Emeritus status is maintained with annual dues payment and no annual update is required. The CIC Emeritus designation guidelines are:
Those are the technical requirements; however, it means much more than that to be an Emeritus CIC. These professionals are committed to continuing education and to the community they have helped to build and foster. They continue to support our efforts to broaden the opportunities to learn and to succeed.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website by clicking here.


For frequently asked Q&As regarding CIC and other education related questions, go to our FAQ page.
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