Certified Professional Insurance Agent
The American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society’s (AIMS) Certified Professional Insurance Agent Designation is the first-of-its kind, hands-on, how-to training. To earn the CPIA designation, candidates are required to participate in a series of three, one-day Insurance Success Seminars. These Seminars are designed to enhance the ability of producers, sales support staff and company personnel to efficiently create and distribute effective insurance programs. Participants leave with ideas that will produce increased sales results immediately.
The workshops are engaging right from the start. You will work with fellow insurance professionals and learn by actually working on real-life issues. Together, you'll create practical solutions that you can implement as soon as you get back to your office. And because you learn by doing, not by just listening, you'll remember - and be able to use - much more of what is covered in class.
- CPIA 1: Position for Success
During this program, participants are encouraged to focus on internal and external factors affecting the development of effective business development plans. Factors discussed include a review of the state of the insurance marketplace; analysis of competitive pressures; necessary insurance carrier underwriting criteria; and consumer expectations and understanding. Throughout each section of the workshop material, tips for preventing errors and omissions are highlighted and discussed.
- CPIA 2: Implement for Success
Course objectives: During this session, participants will be provided with specific tools for analyzing consumer needs; will learn to utilize risk identification techniques to gather pertinent prospect information; will develop skills necessary to assimilate information gathered into a customized protection program; and will participate in exercises designed to promote effective delivery of proven solutions. Throughout each section of the workshop material, tips for preventing Errors & Omissions are highlighted and discussed.
- CPIA 3: Sustain Success
This program focuses on fulfilling the implied promises contained in the insuring agreement. Students will review methods of providing evidence of insurance coverage; will discuss policies and procedures for controlling errors and omissions including policy review and delivery, endorsements, claims-processing, and handling of client complaints. This course includes a review of professional expectations; the law of agency; and legal and ethical standards. Throughout each section of the workshop material, tips for preventing errors and omissions are highlighted and discussed.
The three parts of the CPIA designation will teach you how to build and deliver effective insurance programs, broaden your organization's market reach and deliver customer service that drives increased retention. You will leave with expanded technical knowledge, practical ways to reduce E&O exposures and a greater confidence in your ability to serve today's customers with what they want and more.
Other insurance professionals have described this program as "practical", "motivating" and "immediately useful". We think you will agree!
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