- In some online courses, the instructor also hosts scheduled live sessions online. You can attend these in real time or view the recordings later. Examples: Many CIP courses are offered in this format.
- In other online courses, the instructor does not hold a live class but is available for guidance if you need it. You will still need to log in to the course website every week and meet regular deadlines for activities. Examples: FCIP and ACIP courses use this format, as do most courses in the Commercial Insurance and Risk Management certificate programs.
Transferring to a different learning method: CIP and GIE courses
CIP and GIE courses may be offered in multiple formats in the same semester. Independent study courses open for registration earlier than other formats. To avoid missed opportunities, students may register for the independent study course first and then transfer to an instructor-led class of the same course if one becomes available during the independent study semester. Students should contact Member Services to request the transfer. The student is responsible for paying the difference of any associated fees, such as the classroom tuition. No other refunds or credits will be made.
Transferring from an in-person or online instructor-led course to independent study is not permitted. Students are required to withdraw from their in-person or online course, before the withdrawal deadline, and re-enroll in the independent study course. Withdrawal fees will apply.