Professional Designations and Licenses

Professional Programs

Students may choose to participate in the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) professional designation program and become licensed North Carolina insurance agents.

We encourage our students to pursue professional designations. There is no better time to get started on these than when in the habit of studying and taking exams. 

CPCU – Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter

The CPCU designation is granted by the American Institute for Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriters (AICPCU) and has the greatest support from insurance companies. Students hoping to work in underwriting, loss control, claims, operations and other positions with insurance companies will be well served to begin work toward the CPCU designation. The CPCU consists of 8 parts; we encourage students to begin by sitting for CPCU 553 Personal Insurance exam upon completion of our FIN 3600 Personal Insurance course.

Beginning with the Spring 2013 semester, AppState RMI majors who complete FIN 3600 or FIN 4600 with a "B" grade or higher, may earn credit toward their CPCU designation. Read more and click the image below to access the CPCU application.

How to Obtain CPCU Credit

1) Take the Classes: Register and complete Personal Finance FIN 3600, Commercial Insurance FIN 4600, and/or Insurance Operations FIN 4700.

2) The Exam: If you earn a B or higher in the course you DO NOT need to sit for an additional exam and can proceed to step 3. This option applies for up to 2 courses. If you don't earn a B or higher or have exceeded the two course limit, you can sit for the respective exam to receive credit. Click here to register.

3) Get Your Unofficial Transcript: Go to the following link and complete steps to receive unofficial transcript: Transcript Retrieval. You will attach the unofficial transcript in PDF format to your application.

4) Follow These Instructions: Go to the following link and complete the application: CPCU Designation Application.