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Core CIC Tri-State CE credit guide
New York: Each institute is approved for 15 BR, C3, PA, PC hours, except for AM, which is approved for “Bridge credits” (15 LA, C1, LB, BR, C3, PC, PA) and LH, which is approved for 15 LA, C1, LB.
New Jersey: Each institute is approved for 20 PC hours, except for AM, which is approved for 16 PC/LH & 4 ETH; and LH, which is approved for 20 LH.
Connecticut: Each institute is approved for 20 PC hours, except for the CIC LH institute, which is approved for 20 LH; and AM which is approved for 16 LH & 4 LRE or 16 PC & 4 LRE
CIC institutes are approved for CE in all states. Have a license in a state besides NY, NJ, CT or NH? Information on CIC CE credit in all states is available through The National Alliance's CE guide.
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Certified Insurance Counselors is a national designation program developed by the National Alliance.
The CIC program is recognized for its practical, hands-on approach to learning. Approved for continuing education credits in all states, CIC is one of the most highly recognized professional education designation programs in the insurance industry! The program provides a comprehensive and continuing education program to individuals who have made a career commitment to insurance.The institutes and examinations are based on the premise that the student has a good grasp of the subject matter before coming to the institute. The program is not designed for beginners.
Individuals may complete the institutes in any order and need not attain a passing grade on the exam before continuing on to the next institute. Individuals have five calendar years from the time you pass the first exam to complete the program. Individuals are encouraged to complete all five institutes to earn the designation, though it is not required. The designation requires an annual update.
The five CIC institutes are:
CICs are approved for CE in all states! CE credits are subject to change and are subject to state insurance department approval. Please see the National Alliance's CE Guide for the most up-to-date CE credit information.
Attn. NJ CIC & CISR designees: According to the NJ DOBI, producers who maintain & fulfill the CE requirements for a professional insurance designation approved by the DOBI (CIC, CISR), shall be awarded 12 credit hours for each full year of the four years preceding renewal for which these requirements were fulfilled. Application to obtain such approval shall be made by using the CE1A form. Therefore, CICs and CISRs updating/maintaining their designations AUTOMATICALLY comply with the DOBI’s CE requirements (48 credits that included the 6 credits in fraud/ethics).
If you have questions, go to the NJ DOBI's site, here.
To earn the CIC designation, an individual must complete all five CIC institutes and pass a comprehensive essay exam at the end of each course. Individuals may complete the institutes in any order and need not attain a passing grade on the exam before continuing on to the next institute. Individuals have five calendar years from the time you pass the first exam to complete the program.
IMPORTANT: All participants must present photo identification to the registrar at the program location.
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org. Advanced Curriculum Rating = 20 CPE Credits in some states (* New York & New Jersey only.)