Accreditations and Associations

As the industry’s trusted and respected knowledge leader, The Institutes and our affiliates are committed to meeting the evolving professional development needs of the risk management and insurance community. We prepare people to fulfill their professional and ethical responsibilities by offering customer-focused and innovative educational, research, networking, and career resource solutions.

ARM, (Associate in Risk Management) designation from the Insurance Institute of America

The ARM program consists of the in-depth knowledge needed to assess and respond to the numerous hazard risks your company faces. ARM helps employees to:

  • Build a strong foundation in the science of risk management
  • Gain practical skills to avoid, reduce, and manage risk
  • Learn to adapt those skills to meet changing needs

Founded in 1876, the Insurance Educational Association (IEA) has grown to become the leading not-for-profit provider of professional education in the western United States by pioneering professional development and continuing education programs.

WCCP, (Workers’ Compensation Claims Professional) certification issued by the Insurance Educational Association (IEA)

California Workers Compensation Claims Professional (WCCP) programs of The Institutes are the gold standard professional credentials in the industry.

CPDM, (Certified Professional in Disability Management) certification issued by the Insurance Educational Association (IEA)

The Certified Professional Disability Management (CPDM) is a professional designation in disability and absence management developed by DMEC and the Insurance Educational Association (IEA). The CPDM curriculum, created by industry experts, is geared towards individuals involved in the day-to-day management of health, benefits, and workers’ compensation. The program will give you the tools you need to run an effective integrated absence management program.

CPFI, (Certified Professional in Fraud Identification) certification issued by the Insurance Educational Association (IEA)

Certified Professional in Fraud Identification (CPFI), IEA’s Fraud designation, a unique credential offering an introduction to Fraud and its ramifications for businesses, as well as in-depth study of specific areas relevant to the insurance industry. Developed in together with Employers’ Fraud Task Force, all courses are offered through IEA’s tele course online instructor-led format accessible nationwide

P&C Broker-Agent, licensed by the California Department of Insurance

Insurance agents, Property and Casualty included, are licensed finance professionals responsible for selling insurance policies to individuals, families and businesses. Property and Casualty insurance helps consumers manage risk and provide financial safeguards for property (car, home, jewelry) and casualty (legal liability) against possible damage in the future. However, the plethora of insurance products available can be confusing and overwhelming for most people. As an agent, you are advising people on how best to protect their valuable assets, ultimately giving them some peace of mind against future uncertainty.

Self-Insurance Administrator, licensed by the California Office of Self-Insurance Plans

The success of a workers’ compensation self-insurance program is often dependent upon the effectiveness of loss control activities and claims supervision. Most self-insured employers contract with third-party administrators to perform some of these services, while some qualify to handle their claims own administration.