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. 

North Carolina Insurance Licensing

Students who plan to work for an insurance agency or broker will likely need to obtain a Property and Casualty license from the State of North Carolina.  In order to take the exam, you need to complete a pre-license requirement and receive a certification.  The Brantley Center will support you as an enrolled student in the endeavor and cover the cost of the exam.  Please check in with the Program Specialist for assistance.   

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 eligible students to begin by obtaining credit for CPCU 552 Commercial Liability and 520 Insurance Operations exams upon completion of our FIN 3150 Commercial Insurance and 4700 Insurance Operations course, respectively.

AppState RMI majors who complete FIN 3150 or FIN 4700 with a "B" grade or higher, may earn credit toward their CPCU designation. Read more about the Collegiate Program here.

How to Obtain CPCU Credit

 1) Take the Classes: Complete Commercial Insurance (FIN 3150) and/or Insurance Operations (FIN 4700) with a "B" grade or higher.

 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, you can sit for the respective exam to receive credit. CPCU Exam Registration.

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

 4) Apply with the Institutes for Exam Waiver: Go to the following link and complete the application: CPCU Designation Application.