AIC Designation Changes – ARM Also Affected – Important
One of the most detrimental AIC designation changes was pointed out to me over the last two weeks. I received numerous calls and emails that the Jack Keir for Success program had dropped any insurance designations.
The AIC (Associate in Claims) designation is specifically designed for claims adjusters and other insurance personnel to advance their careers quickly.
I checked out the website. The calls and emails were correct. I was going to change all the articles that I had previously written about the AIC program. The links in that article will pull up a blank page.
I called the Keir Company to see if that development was true. The representative said they no longer offered those manuals including no CPCU guides. No insurance designation guidebooks are located on the website. Ouch!
The guidebooks were critical in my completion of the AIC and ARM designations. One of the more frustrating parts of completing the coursework was there were no answers to the questions in the study material provided by the Institutes.
AIC Designation Changes – Institutes Did Not Change Anything
The Institutes provide the AIC designation. It did not change anything with the program. Only the Keir guidebooks changed – Keir is not associated with The Institutes. You can find out more about the AIC here.
The AIC has changed from when I attained the AIC.
The AIC courses available are:
The first step towards earning your AIC designation is to complete and pass the exam for these two core courses.
- AIC 30: Claims Principles and Practices
- AINS 21: Property and Liability Insurance Principles
Identify a specific track in which you want to build your expertise, and complete those required courses within that concentration.
- AIC 39: Auto Claims Practices
- AIC 48: Bodily Injury Claims and Auto Coverages
- AIC 32: Liability Claims Practices
- AIC 49: Bodily Injury Claims and Liability Coverages
- AIC 31: Property Claims Practices
- AIC 41: Property Coverages
- AIC 37: Managing Bodily Injury Claims
- AIC 44: Workers Compensation Claim Practices
Complete the following course offered at no cost, to acquire the decision-making tools to maintain ethical standards and preserve the public’s trust.
- Ethics 311: Ethical Decision Making in Risk and Insurance
I helped one caller find other Insurance Guidebooks by using this Google Search
I cannot vouch for any of the AIC or ARM guidebooks. I have not used or reviewed them. I will update this article or provide another article if there are any further AIC designation changes – especially to the study guides.