What is a CPCU®?
Just as a CPA is your professional tax partner, so too is a CPCU® your professional insurance partner. The CPCU® designation is awarded by The Institutes, and it stands for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. It is recognized as the premier professional designation of the property and casualty insurance industry.
To earn the credential, insurance agents must have at least two years of insurance industry experience and then be able to pass national examinations covering such diverse subjects as insurance law, ethics, accounting, insurance carrier operations, and business management. Once awarded, the designee must abide by an enforceable code of professional ethics. These demanding standards ensure that when you choose a CPCU® for your insurance needs, you are choosing someone who not only has your best interest in mind, but someone who has the background and knowledge to prove it.
Why do business with a CPCU®?
When you choose a CPCU®, you can be sure that you are working with someone who has significant experience and can offer you guidance on your Property and Casualty insurance decisions. A CPCU® designated agent is someone who endeavors to stay up-to-date on industry issues and coverages, and is able to offer you excellent protection at competitive prices. They are bound to an enforceable code of ethics and they have pledged to put your interest above their own. Simply put, a CPCU® is dedicated to helping insurance consumers make better insurance decisions–and are highly qualified to do so.
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