Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)

The CIC program provides an advanced level of study for both company and agency personnel. This is the most practical insurance education program on the market today. Each institute includes two days of classroom instruction, followed by an optional examination. There are seven topics to choose from and after succesfully passing five out of the seven exams, participants are conferred as CIC designees. To earn the CIC designation, five institutes must be completed within five calendar years after passing the first examination.  One CRM class may be substituted for one CIC class.

Practical, hands-on information taught by insurance practitioners makes the Certified Insurance Councelor program the agent's choice for continuing education.  The CIC program consists of seven Institutes:  Commercial Property, Commercial Casualty, Personal Lines, Agency Management, Life & Health, Commercial Multiline and Insurance Company Operations.  We also offer the James K. Ruble Graduate Seminars (for those who have already achieved the CIC designation).

*   Advanced curriculum is designed for experienced insurance professionals
*   The prestigious CIC designation is a true mark of excellence
*   Learn proven business techniques from the country's foremost insurance experts
*   Avoid E&O claims by staying up-to-date on the latest issues
*   Satisfy Virginia's continuing education requirement

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Preparing for a CIC Institute

Click here to register for one of the events listed below.

View the PIA Cancellation Policy
Download the 2020 CIC/Ruble Schedule
Download General Registration Form (eff 1/1/20)

CISR courses - $190
CSRM courses - $179
CPIA courses - $190 PIA member; $215 Non-member
CIC Institutes - $450; 30 days prior to the Institute - $475
Ruble Graduate Seminar - $445

4/29/20 - 5/1/20: CIC Agency Management-CANCELLED - Ashburn
6/3/20 - 6/5/20: CIC Company Operations - Richmond/Glen Allen (NOTE NEW LOCATION)
8/13/20 - 8/14/20: Ruble Graduate Seminar - Glen Allen
9/23/20 - 9/24/20: Ruble Graduate Seminar - Virginia Beach
9/23/20 - 9/25/20: CIC Commercial Casualty - Virginia Beach
10/21/20 - 10/23/20: CIC Personal Lines - Roanoke
12/3/20 - 12/4/20: Ruble Graduate Seminar - Richmond/Glen Allen (NOTE NEW LOCATION)

To attend a CIC institute, you must be a licensed agent, broker or solicitor; or have at least two years of full-time experience as a practitioner in insurance or risk management; or have served for at least two years as a full-time insurance or risk management faculty member at an accredited college or university.

James K. Ruble Graduate Seminars

Attention CIC designees! Are you looking to get more out of your annual update? If so, the James K. Ruble Graduate Seminars are just for you! We are dedicated to taking CIC designees beyond a mere knowledge of the policy coverages to an in-depth understanding of specific risks and exposures. The Graduate Seminars look at the latest developments in the five areas of the CIC program through the eyes of a competent risk manager.

Get started Now!

Just call the PIAVA/DC Education Department in Richmond at 804/264-2582 to receive your education schedules and registration forms or register online by choosing one of the Institutes below. Contact Sheryl@piavadc.com for more information or visit the The National Alliance website.