Advanced CIP

Advanced Chartered Insurance Professional

Expand your expertise. Build your brand. Create your career. Critical thinking and how to apply it is one of the most important skills a p&c insurance professional needs to excel and succeed. The Advanced CIP will help you leverage and build on the knowledge you gained in the CIP program, putting your career on the fast track to advancement.

Enhance your opportunities for advancement

A four-course certificate that expands on your learning from the CIP program, the Advanced CIP will increase your problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills, enabling you to contribute to decision making in many different areas of insurance.

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"I would definitely recommend the Advanced CIP to colleagues. It approaches very valuable areas of communication and critical thinking that can be applied to any position, no matter what you do for a living." – Robin Kellow, Member, Insurance Institute of Ontario

Course Requirements

The Advanced CIP certificate consists of the following four courses*:
A300: Critical Thinking for Insurance Professionals
Strengthens your critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills, using content that relates to the p&c insurance industry.

 "I would absolutely recommend this course to colleagues. Instead of running to management with a problem, I now feel I can come up with a worthwhile solution. Extremely useful, thought-provoking and invaluable are the words I'd use to best describe this course." – Tehara Bertram, Member, Insurance Institute of British Columbia

A310: Business Foundations for Insurance Professionals
Enhances your understanding of the p&c insurance industry within the context of business.

 "Both the target market segmentation and the tools for SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis will be very useful in assessing new opportunities for me—and the company I work for." – Karen Jackson, Member, Insurance Institute of Northern Alberta

A340: Applied Business Practices in Insurance
Examines how insurance professionals from the three core disciplines apply the tools of their trade at an advanced level.

 "I'm now able to round out audits and adapt internal controls because of this course. It was also valuable to see the parallels between claims, underwriting and broker managements, and how those three disciplines handle issues." – Kathleen Keegan, Member, Insurance Institute of Ontario

One eligible CIP elective
(must be taken after completion of CIP program) See eligible electives here.


Benefits of Advanced CIP Certificate:

Industry-wide insights and perspectives
The weekly online discussion groups will expose you to points of view from peers all across the country. The program is entirely online, and each week you can complete the 8 – 10 hours of participation and study required when it fits your schedule.
High-level skills employers value
Building on your CIP knowledge, you'll gain greater problem solving, critical thinking and communication skills, becoming better equipped to make contributions to decision-making in all areas of insurance.

More opportunities for career advancement
Industry employers are impressed when they see ACIP with your signature. It also allows you to apply for the prestigious FCIP designation, whether or not you have a university degree.


Certificate overview:

1. One eligible CIP elective (taken after CIP completion; see the tab below for options)
2. A300 Critical Thinking for Insurance Professionals
3. A310 Business Foundations for Insurance Professionals
4. A340 Applied Business Practices in Insurance

* To complete the Advanced CIP certificate, you must have earned your CIP. However, all Institute members may take A300 and A310—even without their CIP designation.