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.
- 71% of employers agreed that job candidates with a CIP designation are more attractive potential hires
- 70% said they prefer or require employees to have the designation
- 79% agreed that there are more industry opportunities for those with a CIP designation
- 77% reported that employees with the CIP designation offer higher quality service
- 73% reported that employees with the CIP designation are more competent than those without
- 97% reported offering some form of support for employees taking the CIP Program
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.