Education Opportunities


E&O Risk Management Classes

Created by IIABA and Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, "E&O Risk Management: Meeting the Challenge of Change" is the seminar that looks at agency E&O risk management from the agency perspective and addresses the fundamentals of reducing E&O exposure in today's ever-changing agency operations.  While the direct premium savings from attending this seminar can be significant for policyholders, it is the potential changes in agency operations learned that can have a game-changing effect on agency E&O exposure.  Claims data reveals that no matter the size, business mix or geographic region, agencies that attend the seminar have better claims experience. 

Insurors offers in-person classes as well as classes through our online education partner The Agents and Brokers Education Network (ABEN), founded by state associations of independent insurance agents. ABEN courses are broken up into five 2-hour blocks and each is good for two hours of Continuing Education credit in Tennessee.

The courses are appropriate for all agency employees. Insurors members whose E&O coverage is written with Westport or Fireman's Fund through Insurors may qualify for a 10% loss control credit. Conditions apply to receive credit. If you are interested in learning more please visit  our ABEN site here or contact Insurors at 800.264.1898 or e-mail

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ABEN is managed by Business Professionals' Network, Inc., the leader in association-based continuing professional education, using video streaming technology for the delivery of highly produced, valuable information to help the professional succeed. ABEN is intended to provide the insurance agent/broker with an efficient and effective medium for receiving live as well as archived educational courses through the state associations to which they belong.

Licensing and Pre-licensing Through Kaplan Financial

Insurors members can now receive 20% off on Pre-Licensing and CE courses available through Kaplan Financial. Kaplan offers live and online classes, as well as self-study options and a variety of integrated study tools.

Members can visit the Kaplan website and use the discount code INSTN to get a 20% discount on Pre-Licensing and CE courses.

Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC)

A Prestigious Designation and the Most Practical Continuing Education

The Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) Program has been the insurance industry's premier, proven source for practical, real-world education since 1969. Approved for state continuing education credit across the nation, the seven CIC institutes are:

  •     Personal Lines
  •     Commercial Casualty
  •     Commercial Property
  •     Life & Health
  •     Agency Management
  •     Commercial Multiline
  •     Company Operations

Designed to cover important aspects of the insurance field, each institute is 20 hours of instruction, followed by an optional examination.*

*Examinations are optional unless you wish to earn the CIC designation.

To view the list of upcoming classes and register go to our Event List here.

If you need additional information, please contact Ellie Small at (615) 515-2607 or at

Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)

An inspiring professional faculty, nine ONE-DAY courses to choose from, a curriculum that's tailored to your region--all these benefits make the CISR Program a truly superior education opportunity. To earn the CISR designation, you must complete any five of the nine courses and pass the five exams within three years.

All CISR courses are approved for state CE credit and are available in the classroom and online. An optional exam is given at the end of each course, in classroom or online, for those seeking the designation.

CISR courses - Available in the classroom and online:

  •     Commercial Casualty I – CGL, Additional Insureds
  •     Commercial Casualty II – BAP, WC, Excess Liability
  •     Insuring Commercial Property
  •     Insuring Personal Residential Property
  •     Insuring Personal Auto Exposures
  •     Personal Lines - Miscellaneous
  •     Agency Operations
  •     Life & Health Essentials
  •     Elements of Risk Management

After you earn the CISR designation, an update is required each year to keep your education current and to maintain your CISR designation. If you choose to update by attending one of the remaining four CISR courses you will be on your way to achieving the CISR Elite distinction. Once you’ve completed and passed all nine CISR courses (the first five courses within three years and the remaining four courses within an additional three years), you will earn the highest recognition for those in customer service anywhere.

Insurors of Tennessee offers CISR classes across the state of Tennessee each calendar year.  To view the list of upcoming classes and register go to our Event List here.

If you need additional information, please contact Ellie Vieth at (615) 515-2607 or at

Certified Risk Manager (CRM)

The Certified Risk Managers International (CRM) designation demonstrates that you are knowledgeable in all areas of managing risks, hazards, and exposures.

The five courses give you in-depth knowledge about today's highest priorities - identifying, analyzing, controlling, financing, and administering operational risks - as well as political risks, catastrophic loss exposures, third-party exposures, fiduciary exposures, employee injury exposures, juridical risks, legal risks, and more - whether insurable or not. The skills you learn will make you more proactive and valuable to your organization in discovering how risks can interrupt the flow of earnings and how to protect against it.

The five CRM courses are:

  • Principles of Risk Management
  • Analysis of Risk
  • Control of Risk
  • Financing of Risk
  • Practice of Risk Management

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Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM)

CPRM is the newest designation program of The National Alliance with a purpose of training the insurance and risk management communities to better serve the high net worth and affluent client. The program contains a unique combination of risk management, technical expertise, and account development. The development and support of the program includes leading carriers such as AIG, Chubb, and top agencies and brokers writing high net worth and affluent clients.

The CPRM courses are:

  • Personal Client Risk Management
  • Understanding Coverage Differences
  • Evaluating and Protecting the Lifestyle
  • Practical Application of Personal Risk Management
  • Winning the Business: The Art of Presentation

Each course is 16-hours of instruction and is followed by a 2-hour essay exam. The examination is optional unless you wish to earn the CPRM designation. Attendance at CPRM courses will qualify as an annual update for CIC, CRM, CISR, and CSRM designees. CISRs and CSRMs can complete up to two years of updates by attending one CPRM course.

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