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. We consider a wide variety of designations to be valuable, but have selected three to specifically encourage and support our students to work toward:

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. 


Students may request an unofficial AppState transcript here.

North Carolina Agents’ and Adjusters’ Licenses

Students who have completed FIN 3600 Personal Insurance are eligible to sit for North Carolina licensing exams for life, health, property, and casualty licenses. These exams will require additional study.