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Designations

The Dowd Agencies professional staff hold many certifications relative to their specialized expertise. This ensures you have the best possible coverage whatever your needs are.

For reference, please see the list below that describes these specific designations:

AAI ® – Accredited Adviser in Insurance

The AAI designation is a designation earned through advanced curriculum through The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group. The program is designed to create stronger insurance product knowledge with an emphasis on customer service skills.

Read more here: https://www.theinstitutes.org/guide/designations/accredited-adviser-insurance-aai

API ™ – Associate in Personal Insurance

An API designation is achieved after completing an educational program focused on facilitating personal lines, underwriting, portfolio management and other aspects of personal insurance.

Read more here: https://www.theinstitutes.org/guide/designations/associate-personal-insurance-apitm

CIC – Certified Insurance Counselor

A CIC designation certifies that an individual has a vast knowledge of insurance and risk management to provide appropriate coverage. The designation is provided through The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, and requires 100 classroom hours and five comprehensive exams.

Read more here: http://www.scic.com/whatitmeansciC/

CISR – Certified Insurance Service Representative

A CISR is a nationally recognized designation committed to customer service within the insurance industry. Certified by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the certification requires ongoing education after completion of five courses and examinations.

Read more here:  http://www.scic.com/whatitmeanscisr/

CISR Elite – Certified Insurance Service Representative “Elite”

The CISR “Elite” designation is an advanced extension of the CISR certification. The advanced status requires completion of four additional courses and examinations, as well as adhering to continuing education.

Read more here: http://www.scic.com/whatitmeanscisrelite

CPCU – Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter

A Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, is an insurance professional who has earned the CPCU designation; the designation is conferred by The Institutes CPCU Society.

Read more here: https://www.cpcusociety.org/about-us/whats-cpcu

CPIM – Certified Professional Insurance Man

The CIPM designation is earned through curriculum provided by International Association of Insurance Professionals. The designation requires five years of insurance industry experience, and completion of required IAIP curriculum.

Read more here: https://www.finra.org/investors/professional-designations/cpim

CPIW – Certified Professional Insurance Woman

The CIPW designation is earned through curriculum provided by International Association of Insurance Professionals. The designation requires five years of insurance industry experience, and completion of required IAIP curriculum.

Read more here: https://www.finra.org/investors/professional-designations/cpiw

CRIS – Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist

The CRIS certification is obtained through the International Risk Management Institute, Inc. The program is focused on the critical insurance and risk management needs of contractors and construction projects.

Read more here: https://www.irmi.com/certifications/construction-risk-insurance-specialist/about-cris

CRM – Certified Risk Manager

A CRM designation establishes knowledge in all areas of risk management. The knowledge acquired allows CRM’s to consider all forms of exposure after completing five separate courses and examinations.

Read more here: http://www.scic.com/whatitmeanscrm/

CPRM – Certified Personal Risk Manager

A CPRM designation demonstrates expertise in providing insurance and risk management consulting to clients with high net worth.

Read more here: https://www.scic.com/courses/CPRM/

CSRM – Certified School Risk Managers

The CSRM is a nationally recognized designation with course curriculum designed to provide a deep understanding of the risks associated with school districts, their students and employees.  The certification is awarded after the successful completion of five courses and examinations.

Read more here: http://www.scic.com/whatitmeanscsrm/

LIA – Licensed Insurance Adviser

A LIA designation is an insurance professional who has passed an extensive written examination and has met stringent experience requirements required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Insurance.

Read more here: http://www.insuranceadviser.org/Why_an_Adviser.html