The Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation significantly benefits the employee and the employer

When employees earn the CIP designation, their employers can be assured they’ve completed a rigorous program of study and have a wealth of industry-specific knowledge. Based on a recent independent survey by The Conference Board of Canada, the vast majority of employers offer some level of support to employees who want to earn their CIP designation. They know the investment is well worth it.

Be assured: a CIP is well qualified to provide professional service

The majority of insurance employers surveyed by The Conference Board of Canada in May 2015 reported that employees who have the CIP designation offer higher quality service than those who don’t.

Career prospects are better for a CIP

According to the survey, those who hold a CIP designation can expect to earn, on average, about $8,000 more a year than their colleagues with a similar level of experience—but no CIP designation. And nearly 80 per cent of respondents to the employee survey indicated that the CIP designation leads to better career prospects in the p&c industry.

For more details, read this excerpt from the survey itself. And for answers to frequently asked questions about the CIP designation, just click here.

Perspective from a Senior Professional

Completing my CIP designation early in my career allowed me to stand out in a crowded industry and quickly advance my career. Students shouldn’t underestimate the value of the CIP designation and should take an active role in the learning process. The educational tools provided in the CIP program will help set you on a successful career path in insurance.

John Alaimo, FCIP, CRM, AVP Commercial Lines, senior insurance professional

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