ACORD Certified Expert Program

ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is a global, non-profit organization serving the insurance industry. ACORD facilitates the development of open data standards and standard forms, and works with its members and partner organizations to drive implementation of those standards. ACORD members worldwide include hundreds of insurance and reinsurance companies, agents and brokers, software providers, and associations.

ACORD offers an accreditation program in the area of standards proficiency called the ACORD Certified Expert (ACE) designation. The program includes three examinations. The first and third examinations are provided by ACORD. The second examination is provided by third-party insurance educators who are approved by ACORD.

The Insurance Institute’s course C-11 Principles and Practices of Insurance has been approved for this second examination requirement. Students who successfully complete C11 can use that course to pursue the ACE designation through ACORD.

For more information, visit the ACORD website and the ACE Designation program landing page.