Professional Designations -  FAQ's

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What is a CIC designation?

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Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) - A Prestigious Designation and the Most Practical Continuing Education
The Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) Program has been the insurance industry's premier, proven source for practical, real-world education since 1969.

Visit the National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research site.


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What is a CRM designation?

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The Certified Risk Managers (CRM) designation demonstrates knowledgeable in all areas of managing risks, hazards, and exposures.

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What is a CIRS designation?

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The Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation demonstrates knowledgeable in all areas of risk management for the construction industry.

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What is a CLU designation?

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The Chartered Life Underwriter® (CLU) designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons involved in the life insurance business.

Visit the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) site.


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What is a LUTCF designation?

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The Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designation is conferred by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). The LUTCF designation represents accomplishment and professionalism, helping life insurance professionals to establish strong and lasting client relationships.

Visit the National Association of Insurance and Fanancial Advisors .

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What is a SGS designation?

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Earning the SGS designation means you are a member of good standing with the Texas, and National Association of Health Underwriters.  It also means you have completed an 8-hour CE course entitled “Texas Small Employer Health Benefit Plan Specialty Certification”.  You must also satisfy a renewal 5-hour CE course every two years to renew your SGS designation.  Someone with this designation is abiding by all of the requirements of the Texas Insurance Code Sec. 1501.351 (c).  They also must on inquiry and request by an employer be able to explain each health benefit plan established by the commissioner of the Texas Department of Insurance.

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What is a MHP designation??

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Earning the MHP designation means that you’ve acquired the knowledge and skills to pursue a management position in the health insurance industry. You’ll learn about management roles and organizational structures of managed care, as well as its operation and administration. And, you’ll understand the unique developments and trends that have shaped managed care, as well as the policies and processes of the regulatory arena and evaluation measurements that determine the quality of managed care plans.