CIP & Your Career

Are you employed in the p&c industry and considering taking the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation? The CIP not only offers the flexibility to chart out your professional path within the property and casualty (p&c) industry, but can increase your employability. According to a recent study by the Conference Board of Canada, 80 per cent of respondents indicated that the CIP designation leads to better career prospects in the p&c insurance industry.

There are many diverse career paths within the p&c industry and while your career in insurance may take you in many different directions, there are three main entry-level points:brokers/agents, underwriters and claims adjusters.We have created the CIP Applied Professional Series for each of these key industry roles to give you a competitive edge when seeking employment or a promotion in the industry.You can opt for any three courses from the areas of concentration, or you can choose to focus on one or two of these important career paths.

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Broker & Agent

As insurance intermediaries, brokers and agents need to analyze risk and coverage, and provide ongoing monitoring and risk management plan modification. The Broker and Agent Professional Series is designed to develop the knowledge and competencies to flourish in their careers. If you are a marketing rep, appraiser, loss control specialist, underwriter or risk manager, a deeper understanding of the broker and agent role may also benefit your existing career. Take a look at the Broker and Agent Professional Series. 

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Underwriter

An underwriter evaluates the risks of insuring individuals, organizations, businesses and assets. Through the underwriting process, they are able to determine whether an insurer will accept the customer’s risk and to set the premium for the appropriate level of insurance coverage. The Underwriter Professional Series helps you develop the many complex skills and abilities required as an underwriter. If you currently work as an appraiser, broker/agent, loss control specialist, risk manager or actuary, there may also be a career benefit in a more thorough understanding of the underwriter role. View the Underwriter Professional Series.


 

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Claims

The role of the loss adjuster encompasses both claims investigation as well as helping those who have suffered a loss understand the coverage available through their policy. The Claims Professional Series has been created to help you build both the hard and soft skills as well as the claims knowledge you need to advance your career. If you currently work as an appraiser or actuary, understanding the claims role could be advantageous in your day-to-day interactions with loss adjusters. Learn more about the Claims Professional Series.


 

If you aren’t yet sure which career path you want to take, see extensive list of career profiles and learn more about them at Career Connections.