Interested in Becoming a CIP Instructor?
Who is suited for the role?
The CIP program is always looking for ambitious, personable, professional people to become instructors. Sound interesting? Before you apply, consider the following questions:
• Do you enjoy being in the classroom or have a passion for teaching?
• Do you like speaking to people and helping others succeed?
• Do you have your CIP designation?
If you answered yes to these questions, then consider becoming a CIP instructor and contributing to your personal development by instructing insurance professionals of the future.
What is required in the role?
Your role as an instructor is critical to the CIP program and the insurance industry. You will be contributing to a program that equips future insurance professionals with the essential, practical, and theoretical knowledge needed to succeed in their insurance careers. You will offer students a rewarding learning experience by developing, delivering and evaluating their learning.
Where is the role performed?
CIP courses are taught by instructors in local Institute and chapter classrooms, local colleges, and company training facilities. The instructor role is also conducted virtually, as many of our instructors conduct class from their computers at home or at work.
What if I have never taught before?
The Institute has created a series of instructor support resources. For those who have some experience to build on, there is also an instructor development program. To learn more about these resources, visit the Resources for Instructors page.
Why would I perform the instructor role?
Here is what some Institute instructors have said about their experiences:
“Teaching has been a rewarding experience. It has allowed me to give back to the community through educating and mentoring of others so that they can achieve their insurance designations. From this journey, I have gained many new friendships, and the students have further enhanced my learning experience.”
“Not only was I able to educate individuals in the industry, but I learned a lot from others and developed lifelong relationships. You get back what you put in!”
I am interested – where do I sign up?
To learn more about the role and possible opportunities in your area, and to get started instructing, contact your local Institute or chapter today. Don’t just make a decision, make a difference!