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CIC - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I take the course online?
Do I have to take the test?
What happens if I fail a test?
How do I obtain my CIC Designation?
Is there a time limit to complete the CIC Designation?
How do I know when I have to complete my CIC Designation?
Do I have to take the courses in any particular order?
What is the conferment ceremony?
How do I update my CIC designation?
I forgot to take a class to update my CIC designation, now what?
Who can attend a James K. Ruble Graduate Seminar?

Don’t find the answer to your question here? Contact the IIA of IL office at (800) 628-6436 or education@iiaofil.org.



Can I take the course online?
No, CIC courses are only offered in a classroom setting.

Do I have to take the test?
Only if you are trying to obtain the CIC designation.

What happens if I fail a test?
You must retake the course and attempt the test again, all within the five year time-limit.

How do I obtain my CIC Designation?
You must take all five CIC institutes (or four institutes and one CRM course), and pass all five examinations within five calendar years.

Is there a time limit to complete the CIC Designation?
Yes, you have five years from the date you take and pass your first CIC institute.

How do I know when I have to complete my CIC Designation?
Login to MyPage through The National Alliance website or contact them directly at (800) 633-2165.

Do I have to take the courses in any particular order?
No. You can take the courses in any order.

What is the conferment ceremony?
The conferment ceremony is public acknowledgement of your earning the CIC designation. You gather with other recent designees to celebrate achieving this professional milestone.   During the conferment, new designees are presented with their gold CIC lapel pin by a representative of The National Alliance and the IIA of Illinois.

How do I update my CIC designation?
Once you attain the CIC or CRM designation and experience the recognition, prestige, and career fulfillment that come with it, you must attend at least one of the following programs annually:
• Any one of the five core CIC Institutes
• Any one of the Certified Risk Managers Courses
• A James K. Ruble Graduate Seminar *
• A Dynamics of Selling Program **
• A Dynamics of Sales Management Program **
• A Dynamics of Personal Insurance Program **
• An Employee Benefits – Health Insurance Program **

(NOTE: no exams are required.)
 *You must be dues-paid member of the Society to register.
 **You must be a dues-paying member of the Society to receive your annual update credit.

I forgot to take a class to update my CIC designation, now what?
Contact The National Alliance at (800) 633-2165 to state your case.

Who can attend a James K. Ruble Graduate Seminar?
Only dues paid members of CIC and CRM are eligible to attend Ruble Seminars.

Don’t find the answer to your question here? Contact the IIA of Illinois office at (800) 628-6436 or education@iiaofil.org.

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