CPCU in Good Standing FAQ
All CPCUs commit to pursuing CE as a core value of the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct. The CE for CPCUs program formalizes and elevates your commitment by reporting the CE you agreed to under this code. Being a CPCU in Good Standing demonstrates your ongoing commitment to your profession.
Good Standing Questions
Any retiree who still uses their designation for a commercial purpose (e.g., serving as an expert witness or consultant) is held to the same standard of reporting CE as those who remain in the workforce.
Retirees who are retired from the risk and insurance profession and no longer utilizing their designation for commercial or paid purposes qualify for Good Standing Retired. This status does not expire, and there is no need to report 24 continuing education credits every two years.
It’s easy and free to secure the CPCU Good Standing Retired status.
- Log into the CPCU in Good Standing Reporting Tool.
- Click “Apply for Good Standing Retired Status.”
- Complete the simple form and attest to your Retired status.
- While maintaining academic rigor, current course materials are more application oriented. This means they are more aligned with what students actually do and will encounter.
- Overall pass ratios for CPCU exams are consistent with historical pass ratios. Our new virtual exams have been carefully developed to meet The Institutes’ long-term standards for exam integrity.
- Testing provides a sample of what a person knows about a body of knowledge. New testing formats allow us to test on more material than we did years ago and provide a better measure of what students can apply from the entire body of knowledge.
- We have expanded opportunities for testing to make our designations accessible to more people and, thus, more beneficial to society.
We will continue to improve and revise CPCU exams and study materials to prepare our students to meet the challenges ahead and best serve their customers and society.
Sign into the reporting tool, TheInstitutes.org/CEforCPCUs/Reporting.
The $189 reporting fee covers the ongoing administration of the program, which includes validating credits; reporting credits; and maintaining credit data, lists of active CPCUS, digital badging, etc. Most professional accreditations with ongoing CE requirements include a reporting fee for program administration. This fee is waived for active CPCU Society members.
No. All practice-oriented content counts toward the 24-hour requirement. Unlike many other professional designation programs, CPCUs may earn their CE anywhere. Any CE earned through The Institutes or CPCU Society is automatically reported to your account, but you can report CE from any group. If you have a state license, you can use the same CE for your licensing and the CE for CPCUs program. You just need to report and renew.
Digital Badge Questions
Digital badges have been issued to any CPCU who will be in Good Standing on Jan. 1, 2021. If you qualify and have not yet received your digital badge, check your inbox for an email from Admin@YourAcclaim.com. Click on the link in that email. If you have not received this email, contact The Institutes’ Customer Success team at (800) 644-2101 or CustomerSuccess@TheInstitutes.org. If you just renewed your status, please allow up to 10 days to receive the email link to your digital badge.
Visit our digital badge FAQ page for answers to many related questions.
For any additional questions about maintaining CPCU in Good Standing status, contact The Institutes’ Customer Success at (800) 644-2101 or CustomerSuccess@TheInstitutes.org.
For additional questions about the CPCU Society, contact Member Resources at (800) 932-2728 or MemberResources@TheInstitutes.org.
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