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AIE® and CIE® Designation Program

The Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE®) and Certified Insurance Examiner (CIE®) designations are awarded to IRES members who meet the established minimum education, employment, and / or membership requirements.

An insurance professional who has been awarded an AIE® has been extensively trained in one of three primary fields of insurance (Property-Casualty; Life - Annuities; or Health).

Insurance professionals who have been awarded a CIE® have met the requirements for earning an AIE® in one field and cross-trained in another.

IRES members who have been awarded the AIE® or CIE® designation must take part in the Society’s program of continuing education, known as the National IRES Continuing Education (NICE) Program. The NICE Program allows individuals who have earned either of the two designations to demonstrate their commitment to continued professional development through continuing education and training.

Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE®)

An AIE® is awarded to insurance professionals who meet the membership and/or employment requirements and have been extensively trained in one of three primary fields of insurance: Property Casualty, Life-Annuities, or Health.

To earn an AIE®, an applicant must:

  • Successfully complete the required course work under a single educational path;
  • Be an IRES General or sustaining member in good standing, and;
  • Meet the applicable employment and /or membership requirements.

General Member:

  • Have two years of full-time regulatory work experience, and;
  • Spend 75% or more of his/her time working for an insurance regulatory agency (whether as an employee or a contractor).

Sustaining Member:

  • Earn the Market Conduct Management (MCM®) designation, and;

  • Be an Individual Sustaining Member for at least two years or be employed by a firm that has been a Firm Sustaining Member for at least two years.

Information about the required course work for each of the three educational paths can be found in applicable application:

Certified Insurance Examiner (CIE®)

A CIE® is awarded to insurance professionals who have meet the membership and/or employment requirements, have been extensively trained in one of three primary fields of insurance and in another field.

In order to earn a CIE®, applicants must:

  • Have previously earned (or meet the requirements to earn an AIE®) under one of the three education paths, Property-Casualty, Life-Annuities, or Health;
  • Successfully complete the required course work following the same path taken to earn the AIE®;
  • Be an IRES member in good standing, and;
  • Meet the applicable employment, experience, and/or membership requirements.

General Members:

  • CIE® applicants must have three years of full-time regulatory work experience.
  • CIE® applicants spend 75% or more of his/her time working for an insurance regulatory agency (whether as an employee or a contractor).

Sustaining Members:

  • Earn the Market Conduct Management (MCM®) designation.
  • Be an Individual Sustaining Member for at least three years or be employed by a firm that has been a Firm Sustaining Member for at least three years.

Information about the required cross training course for each of the three educational paths can be found in applicable application:

Course Waivers

Course waivers are available for applicants in certain situations.  Applicants may be eligible for a course waiver if they have obtained a:

  • law degree (JD);
  • CLU, , LUTCF, or ChHC designation from the American College;
  • FLM designation from LOMA;
  • CPCU designation from the Institutes; or
  • AFE or CFE from the Society of Financial Examiners.

Where such a course waived by one of these organizations is in the curriculum required for the AIE® or the CIE® designation, IRES will recognize such a waiver and grant credit for completion of that course. The waiver must be in writing on the letterhead of the organization granting the waiver and should be attached to the designation application.

In the event that an applicant obtains such a waiver, IRES will grant no more than one course waiver to an applicant working toward the AIE® or CIE® designation. Such a waiver may apply only to attaining an AIE® or a CIE®, but not for both.

Information about specific courses waivers can be found in applicable application:

Applications

AIE®/CIE® application for General members (PDF version)

AIE®/CIE® application for Sustaining members (PDF version)

 

Course Contact Information

For more information on the courses referenced above, contact the following:

Organization

Designations

Courses

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
601 Pennsylvania Ave NW
South Building, Ste 500
Washington, DC 20004
800-509-4422
ahip.org

 

  • AHIP
  • AHM
  • HS

Insurance Data Management Association (IDMA)
545 Washington Blvd 22-16
Jersey City, NJ 07310
201-469-3069
idma.org

 

  • IDMA

International Claim Association (ICA)
1800 M Street, NW, 400 South
Washington, DC 20036
202-452-0143
claim.org

 

  • ICA

LOMA
6190 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30339
1-800-ASK-LOMA (Option 1)
loma.org

FLMI
ACS

  • AIRC
  • LOMA
  • UND

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
education@naic.org
816-783-8200
naic.org

 

  • ACL test

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
2901 Telestar Court
Falls Church, VA 22042-1205
877-866-2432
naifa.org

LUTCF

 

The American College
270 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
888-263-7265
theamericancollege.edu

CLU
ChFC

  • HS
  • RHU

The Institutes
720 Providence Rd, Suite 100
Malvern, PA 19355-0770
800-644-2101
theinstitutes.org

CPCU
ACSR

  • AIAF
  • AIC
  • AINS
  • AIS
  • CPCU
  • IR
  • AINS

Society of Financial Examiners (SOFE)
7044 S 13th St.
Oak Creek, WI, 53154
414-908-4930
sofe.org

AFE
CFE

  • AFE
  • CFE

 

Course Discount Information

IRES recognizes that not all employers pay for the courses necessary earn an AIE®, CIE®, or CICSR® designation and/or satisfy the requirements under the National IRES Continuing Education (NICE) Program. To assist our members in pursuing and maintaining these designations, IRES has arranged for discounts with several of the organizations that offer the coursework required to earn these IRES designations and meet the NICE requirements. Click here for additional information.