KAIA manages the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation program in Kansas. The CISR Program trains new agents and CSRs to better understand and analyze risks and exposures. There are nine courses offered through the CISR program. Each of the nine courses will qualify for 7 hours of state continuing education credits. Agents may choose any five of the nine courses to earn their CISR designation:
- Commercial Casualty I - CGL, Additional Insureds
- Commercial Casualty II - BAP, WC, Excess Liability
- Insuring Commercial Property
- Insuring Personal Auto Exposures
- Insuring Personal Residential Property
- Personal Lines Miscellaneous
- Agency Operations
- Elements of Risk Management
- Life & Health Essentials
Anyone working in the insurance field is eligible to participate the CISR program. Because course content thoroughly addresses all aspects of risks and exposures, the courses are particularly beneficial for new agents, as well as newer agency and company personnel.
Benefits of Earning CISR Designation
The Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) program is one the industry's superior education opportunities. The program empowers agents and CSRs to provide exceptional customer service. Participants receive up-to-date information they can apply immediately in their day-to-day interactions with customers, including a complete knowledge of risks, coverages and exposures, cross selling and account rounding skills.
Requirements to Earn the CISR Designation
An optional examination is held at the conclusion of each course. To earn the CISR designation, participants must successfully complete five courses and exams within a three-year period.
Retaining the CISR Designation
To retain the CISR designation, annual continuing education is required. CISRs also earn eligibility to participate in William T. Hold seminars.