Designation Programs & Courses
Big I Illinois endorses and supports several designation programs. Whether you want to focus on a niche, or expand your knowledge on broad topics, there is a designation program for you.
Only the CISR and CIC Designation Program registrations are handled through Big I Illinois. All others are taken through the program directly.
If you have never registered for a Big I Illinois course or event, read over general information and frequently asked questions here. Class registration will close two business days prior to the class start date. All dates and locations are subject to change. All classes are subject to the cancellation policy.
Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)
This nationally recognized designation program has been designed to serve the practical needs of newly licensed producers, customer service representatives, company personnel, and those looking to refresh their product knowledge.
Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
The CIC Program has been the insurance industry's premier, proven source for practical, real-world education since 1969. The CIC designation signifies a high level of professional education and a commitment to a course of continuing education.
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Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS)
The Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS®) continuing education program was developed to provide an opportunity for insurance agents, brokers, customer service representatives, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers to gain specialized expertise in agribusiness and farm insurance and risk management.
Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS)
Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) continuing education (CE) program was developed by IRMI to make it much easier for insurance agents, brokers, CSRs, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers to gain specialized expertise in construction insurance and risk management.
Transportation Risk and Insurance Professional (TRIP)
The Transportation Risk and Insurance Professional (TRIP™) continuing education program provides an opportunity for insurance agents, brokers, customer service representatives, underwriters, adjusters, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers to gain specialized expertise in transportation insurance and risk management
The Importance of a Designation
Why should you consider a designation or certification?
Brett Gerger, Big I Illinois Director of Education and Agency Resources, gives his expert opinion and outlines all the benefits.