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Insurance Designations – Complete List with Updates


List Of Insurance Designations Gives Many Alternatives

I sometimes hear comments that there are no insurance designations for a certain area of insurance that would help someone with job advancement. The following list of insurance designations should remove any doubts as to that fact.

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In my next post, I will point out some of the important ones for claims, reserve, or premium reviewers.

Alphabetical List of Insurance Designations

AAAM – American Academy of Actuaries Member
AAI – Accredited Adviser in Insurance
AAMS – Accredited Asset Management Specialist(sm)
AAPA – Associate, Annuity Products and Administration
ACA – Associate of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries
ACAS – Associate, Casualty Actuarial Society
ACII – Associateship of the Chartered Insurance Institute
ACLA – Automobile Claim Law Associate
ACLS – Automobile Claim Law Specialist
ACP – Associate Compliance Professional
ACS – Associate Customer Service (LOMA)
ACS – Associate Customer Service (IIC) ACSR Accredited Customer Service Representative 28
AEP – Accredited Estate Planner
AFA – Associate Financial Advisor 31
AFC – Accredited Financial Counselor
AFSB – Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding
AFSI – Associate, Financial Service Institute
AFSR – Accredited Financial Services Representative
AIAA – Associate, Insurance Agency Administration
AIAF – Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (IIA)
AIAF – Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (LOMA)
AIAM – Associate in Insurance Account Management
AIC – Associate in Claims
AIDM – Associate Insurance Data Manager
AIE – Accredited Insurance Examiner
AIIC – Associate of The Insurance Institute of Canada
AIM – Associate in Management
AIP – Associate in Insurance Production

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AIS – Associate in Insurance Services
AIT – Associate in Information Technology
ALHC – Associate, Life and Health Claims
ALMI – Associate, Life Management Institute
Alternative Investments Certificate
AMIM – Associate in Marine Insurance Management
AOHST – Associate Occupational Health and Safety Technologist
APA – Accredited Pension Administrator
APA – Associate in Premium Auditing
API – Associate in Personal Insurance
APM – Associated Professional Member
APR – Accredited Pension Representative
ARA – Associate, Reinsurance Administration
ARC – Associate in Regulation and Compliance
ARe – Associate in Reinsurance
ARM – Associate in Risk Management
ARM-P – Associate in Risk Management for Public Entities
ARPM – Associate in Risk Pool Management
ASA – Associate of the Society of Actuaries
ASF – Associate in State Filings
ASLI – Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance
ASP – Associate Safety Professional
AU – Associate in Underwriting
AWMA – Accredited Wealth Manager Advisor
BCE – Board Certified in Estate Planning
BPA – Business Process Advisor
CAIB – Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker
CAM – Chartered Asset Manager
CAP – Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy
CAS – Certified Annuity Specialist
CASL – Chartered Advisor for Senior Living

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CCIB – Canadian Certified Insurance Broker
CCLA – Casualty Claim Law Associate
CCLS – Casualty Claim Law Specialist
CCMP – Certified Case Management Professional
CCP – Certified Compliance Professional
CEA – Certified Estate Advisor
CEBS – Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (Canada)
CEBS – Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (US)
CEP – Certified Estate Planner
CERA – Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst
Cert CII – Certificate in Insurance
Cert PFS – Certificate in Financial Planning
CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst
CFE – Certified Fraud Examiner
CFP – Certified Financial Planner
CFP CFP Certification Curriculum
CFP Certified Financial PlannerTM Professional Education Program
CFS – Certified Fund Specialist
CHC – Certified Housing Counselor
ChFC – Chartered Financial Consultant
CHST – Construction Health and Safety Technician
CIAM – Chartered Insurance Agency Manager
CIC – Certified Insurance Counselor
CIDM – Certified Insurance Data Manager
CIE – Certified Insurance Examiner
CIMA – Certified Investment Management Analyst
CIP – Chartered Insurance Professional
CIPM – Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement
CISR – Certified Insurance Service Representative
CLCS – Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist
CLF – Chartered Leadership Fellow
CLTC – Certified in Long-Term Care
CLU – Chartered Life Underwriter
CMA/FAD – Chartered Market Analyst/Financial Analyst Designate
CMFA – Certified Manger of Financial Advisors
CMFC – Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor (sm)
CMS – Compensation Management Specialist (Canada)
CMS – Compensation Management Specialist (US)
CPC – Certified Pension Consultant
CPCU – Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
CPDM – Certified Professional Disability Management
CPIA – Certified Professional Insurance Agent

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CPIB – Canadian Professional Insurance Broker
CPIW/M – Certified Professional Insurance Woman/Man
CPM – Chartered Portfolio Manager
CPSR – Certified Professional Service Representative
CRM – Canadian Risk Manager
CRM – Certified Risk Manager
CRPC – Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor(sm)
CRPS – Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (sm)
CSA – Certified Senior Advisors
CSF – Certified State Filer
CSFP – Chartered Senior Financial Planner
CSP – Certified Safety Professional
CTEP – Chartered Trust and Estate Planner
CTS – Certified Tax Specialist
CWM – Chartered Wealth Manager
DAE – Diversified Advanced Education
DHP – Disability Healthcare Professional
DIA – Disability Income Associate
Dip CII – Certificate of Insurance Practice/Diploma in Insurance

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Dip PFS – Diploma in Financial Planning
EHBA – Employee Healthcare Benefits Associate
EPLS – Estate Planning Law Specialist
ERMP – Enterprise Risk Management Professional
Essentials of Investment Consulting Certificate
FAIQ – Financial Advisers International Qualification
FCA – Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries
FCAS – Fellow, Casualty Actuarial Society
FCII – Fellowship of the Chartered Insurance Institute
FCIP – Fellow Chartered Insurance Professional
FCLA – Fraud Claim Law Associate
FCLS – Fraud Claim Law Specialist
FFSI – Fellow, Financial Service Institute
FIIC – Fellow of The Insurance Institute of Canada
FLHC – Fellow, Life and Health Claims
FLMI – Fellow, Life Management Institute
FSA – Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
FSPA – Fellow, Society of Pension Actuaries
FSS – Financial Services Specialist
GBA – Group Benefits Associate (Canada)
GBA – Group Benefits Associate (US)
GBDS – Group Benefits Disability Specialist
Graduate Financial Planning Track – American College – CFP
GSP – Graduate Safety Practitioner
HCAFA – Health Care Anti-Fraud Associate
HCSA – Healthcare Customer Service Associate
HIA – Health Insurance Associate
HIPAAA – HIPAA Associate
HIPAAP – HIPAA Professional
INS – Program in General Insurance
Introduction to Investment Consulting Certificate
ISC – Investment Strategist Certificate

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ITP – Insurance Training Professional
LLIF LIMRA Leadership Institute Fellow
LPCS – Legal Principles Claim Specialist
LTCP – Long-Term Care Professional
LUTCF – Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow
MFA – Master Financial Advisor
MFM – Master Financial Manager
MFP – Master Financial Professional
MHP – Managed Healthcare Professional
MMA – Medical Management Associate
MS – Master of Science Degree Program
MSFS – Master of Science in Financial Services
MSM – Master of Science in Management
MSPA – Member, American Society of Pension Actuaries
OHST – Occupational Health and Safety Technologist
PCLA – Property Claim Law Associate
PCLS – Property Claim Law Specialist
PCS – Professional Customer Service Program
PFA – Professional Financial Advisor
PISA – Professional Insurance Sales Association
PLCS – Personal Lines Coverage Specialist
QKA – Qualified 401(k) Administrator
QPA – Qualified Pension Administrator
QPFC – Qualified Plan Financial Consultant
REBC – Registered Employee Benefits Consultant
RF – RIMS Fellow
RFS – Registered Financial Specialist
RHU – Registered Health Underwriter
RIS – Retirement Income Specialist
RMPE – Risk Management for Public Entities
RP® – Registered Paraplanner
RPA – Retirement Plans Associate (Canada)
RPA – Retirement Plans Associate (US)
RPLU  – Registered Professional Liability Underwriters
RWCS  – Registered Workers Compensation Specialist
SCLA – Senior Claim Law Associate
SILA-A – Securities & Insurance Licensing Administrators Associate
SILA-F – Securities & Insurance Licensing Administrators Fellow
STS – Safety Trained Supervisor
WCCP – Workers’ Compensation Claims Professional
WCLA – Workers Compensation Claim Law Associate
WCLS – Workers Compensation Claim Law Specialist

With so many insurance designations, there should be a few that you should check into further.


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James J Moore - Workers Comp Expert

Raleigh, NC, United States

About The Author...

James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Management Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Bloomberg Business News
  • WorkCompCentral.com
  • Claims Magazine
  • Risk & Insurance Magazine
  • Insurance Journal
  • Workers Compensation.com
  • LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Various trade publications


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