Life gets busy.

Don’t let it keep you from achieving career success,
like promotions and professional recognition

Keeping up with your education while dealing with whatever life throws at you can be tough. Hear how other Institutes' students have overcome challenges and managed to start and stay on track to complete their designations:

"The biggest tip I have for somebody who is juggling work and life responsibilities is to dive in. I initially procrastinated because of difficulty juggling work and life, but after my first or second test, I realized that I just needed to jump in and start reading and highlighting. After that, the rest kind of took care of itself. So I guess you could say that opening the book for the first time seemed to be the key to my success."
Nicolette Waterfield, CPCU

"I decided to make professional development a priority even with my extremely busy schedule. I would often study early in the morning to ensure the other busy parts of my life did not take over and prevent me from studying. Small, consistent efforts accumulated over time allowed me to fit in enough time for professional development."

Kevin Bowen, CPCU, ARM, AU-M, AINS
"My tip for anyone wanting to complete their designation while also having to balance family and work life is to be intentional with your time. Taking a course is a time commitment, so you have to put in the time and figure out what works best for you. For me, it was studying after homework was done with the kids. It was studying after work was completed, and then also after dinner was cooked. And then probably three weeks leading up to a test, I would study just about every night for just an hour."
Renee Scott, CPCU, CLU

"I studied as though it were a part-time job I was taking on.  The quietest time in my household was between 4:30 am and 6 am.  Every day I went to ‘work’ and studied 5 days a week.  Making it a part of my regular routine and keeping my weekends to myself provided the focus necessary to get it done." 

Jessica Cleary, CPCU, AIC

"You have to set the time, and you have to want to do it, or you’re not going to be very motivated. And you want to start by finding a subject that captivates your interest so that you’re motivated to read about it and are therefore more likely to succeed. This will allow you to build your confidence so you can go on to the next test."

George Berrier, CPCU, AIC, AIS, AINS, AIC-M, API, AU