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Collegiate Studies for CPCU


One of the most prestigious and valued credentials in the insurance industry is the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.  To be clear, you don’t have to be or aspire to be an underwriter to benefit from this designation.  It is recognized throughout the risk management and insurance industry.  The CPCU designation and the industry networking that goes along with it are both significant career enhancers.

The good news is that students who are part of a participating risk management and insurance collegiate program (such as Ferris State University) can earn a collegiate studies for CPCU certificate.  But wait… there’s more… The qualifying collegiate courses will also waive the exam requirement for up to two of the required CPCU courses.  The bottom line is that a student may earn a certificate that will immediately help them in the job market, and they have a significant jump start on earning the full CPCU designation by waiving two of the eight required exams.

Ferris State Risk Management and Insurance students  may take advantage of this opportunity simply by earning a B or better in qualifying courses and completing an online application upon course completion.  You can’t beat this deal.