Advanced CIP Program Courses

The Advanced CIP courses (course codes beginning with A) are delivered through facilitated online learning. There is no weekly live class, but all students follow the same weekly schedule for readings, assignments, and graded online interaction under the guidance of a facilitator. More details about course materials are included on specific course pages. 

Time commitment: About 8–10 hours per week per course to complete readings, assignments, discussion and other activities. Each ACIP course lasts one term (12–13 weeks).


Courses are designed to build on each other. We recommend that you take only one course at a time, and that you complete the courses in the order listed.

Most courses are open to all Institute members. However, to complete the certificate you must have completed the CIP designation. Please see the individual course pages for details of recommended prior study and mandatory prerequisites.

NB: A350: Technology in Insurance: Critical Issues and Creative Approaches was launched in 2021 as the fourth ACIP course. It replaces the prior requirement to complete an eligible CIP elective.

During a transitional period, students can still complete the program by taking an eligible CIP elective instead of course A350. The tab below provides details of eligible CIP electives.

Students who have not yet undertaken an eligible CIP elective should use the new A350 as their fourth course instead.

Advanced CIP courses are offered in three terms each year: fall, winter and spring. The following dates and deadlines apply.


Fall Term September to December
Winter Term January to April
Spring Term April to July 


Registration Period Registration open June 8 to August 31
Withdrawal Deadline September 26, 2022


Registration Period      Registration open October 1 to December 31
Withdrawal Deadline  January 23, 2023


Registration Period      Registration open January 15 to March 31
Withdrawal Deadline  April 24, 2023

Students wanting to withdraw from a course must submit a written request by letter or email to the Insurance Institute. Course withdrawals are subject to an administrative fee. For more information, please review the Fee Schedule and the Program Policies.



Fall 2022 September 12 to December 4, 2022
Winter 2023 January 9 to April 2, 2023
Spring 2023 April 10 to July 2, 2023

There are no final examinations for the A300-level Advanced CIP courses. Students complete a final assessment (a written assignment).  



Final course results are available for paid members of the Institute.

Students will be notified by email when their course results are released. The release date for grades may vary by course. It is important for students to keep their email contact information up to date in their member profiles.

To obtain results:
1. Log in to your member account on this site
2. Go to “My Education”
3. Go to “My Courses” > “Course Record”

1. The CIP elective course can be taken at any point in the Advanced CIP program, but must have been taken after you completed your CIP. It must be selected from the list below. In addition, it cannot be a repeat of a course that you have already completed.

2. With the introduction of ACIP course A350: Technology in Insurance: Critical Issues and Creative Approaches, the requirement to complete a CIP elective is being dropped. If you have not yet committed to undertaking an eligible CIP elective as part of your ACIP, we recommend that you complete course A350 instead.


Recommended Alternative  
Claims C111: Advanced Loss Adjusting C32: Bodily Injury Claims
C39: Fraud Awareness and Prevention
Underwriting C121: Advanced Underwriting C40: Business Interruption Insurance
C47: Reinsurance
C48: Automobile Insurance—Part 2
C49: Insurance Against Liability—Part 2
Agent/Broker C131: Advanced Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent C39: Fraud Awareness and Prevention
C40: Business Interruption Insurance
C48: Automobile Insurance—Part 2
Reinsurance C121: Advanced Underwriting C47: Reinsurance
Risk Manager C131: Advanced Skills for the Insurance Broker and Agent C47: Reinsurance
C70: Gateway to Commercial Insurance
C72: Introduction to Risk Management and Commercial Lines Insurance