CIC Designation


Certified Insurance Counselor

In a competitive marketplace, you need to deliver value through exceptional product knowledge and trusted advice. Earning your CIC sets you apart as someone who can maximize coverage in innovative ways for customers. For you, that can translate to additional career opportunities and greater earning potential. According to the Producer Profile publication, commercial lines producers with the CIC designation earn 30% more than those without the designation. 

Nationally recognized and highly respected in the insurance business, the CIC program challenges you to take your knowledge to a higher level with intensive, four-day institutes covering five areas of insurance. Developed in partnership with The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, PIA of Kentucky's designation programs are recognized as the best source for continuing education credits, designation opportunities and concrete knowledge for insurance professionals of every experience level.  

Agents and agency owners, companies who are part of the independent agency system and our partners who develop and support the valuable programs and services for our industry come together under the PIAK umbrella. 


Customize your education and choose five of the following six options to earn your CIC designation:

  • Personal Lines
  • Commercial Casualty
  • Commercial Property
  • Life & Health
  • Agency Management
  • Commercial Multiline (new)
  • Choose one CRM or CPRM course

CIC Benefits:

Your edge over the competition is the biggest CIC benefit. Plus,

  • Current, practical course content, applicable to your everyday work.
  • The coveted Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation signifies a higher professional level of experience and competence.
  • Curriculum tailored to your particular region.
  • National recognition within the industry for the program and designation, for your knowledge, and professionalism.
  • The program meets most states' annual CE requirements.
  • Ample choices - more than 300 institutes held nationally each year.
  • The fee includes a comprehensive notebook for future reference.
  • You can substitute any CRM or CPRM course for any one CIC institute to earn the CIC designation.

Visit our event calendar to browse our CIC Institutes schedule, and get started! 

PIA of Kentucky
107 Consumer Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601


Phone: 502-875-3888
Fax: 502-227-0839