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CIC Program

KAIA manages the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation program in Kansas. Established in 1969, the program has been the insurance industry's premier source for practical, real-world education. Approved for state continuing education credit across the country, the five CIC institutes include:
  • Personal Lines
  • Commercial Casualty
  • Commercial Property
  • Life & Health
  • Agency Management
  • Commercial Multiline
  • Insurance Company Operations

The program is continuously reviewed and updated to fit your professional needs. Earn your CIC designation to show commitment to your clients, organization, and career. Register today!

Benefits of a CIC Designation

National acknowledgment and a reputation for commitment and quality give you the edge over the competition - these are the biggest CIS benefits!

Increase Earning Potential

Build Professional Credibility

Gain a competitive advantage

Expand Knowledge and Skills

CIC Eligibility

To attend CIC institutes and be eligible to obtain the CIC designation, an individual must:
  • Be a licensed agent, broker, adjuster, or solicitor; or
  • Have at least two years of full-time experience in insurance or as a risk management practitioner; or
  • Served as a full-time insurance faculty member at an accredited college or university.

How-To Earn a CIC Designation

You will need to pass all five of the examinations. Any institute may be repeated after a failed examination, however, all five CIC exams must be passed within five years of completion of the first CIC exam


Four CIC exams must be passed in addition to any of the five CRM exams within five years of completion of the first CIC or CRM exam.

The entire series of CIC examinations must be successfully completed within five calendar years after passing the first examination.

Maintaining a CIC Designation

To retain CIC designation, agents must attend at least one of the following each year:
  • Any of the five CIC institutes
  • James K. Ruble Seminar
  • Dynamics of Selling program
  • Dynamics of Sales Management program
  • A Certified Risk Manager course

When is the next class?

Karlyn Judd, Professional Development & Events Manager, is ready to assist you with any questions you may have!

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