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Designation Programs

Big I Nat'l Alliance.pngBig I Arkansas is proud to serve as the state licensee for The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research 

and the sole provider of CIC and CISR designation courses in Arkansas. 

For over 50 years, these designations have been regarded throughout the industry as symbols of trust. The National Alliance's practical insurance and 

risk management courses are taught by active insurance practitioners, include policies and forms currently used in the field, and guide you through 

real-world scenarios to give you a deep understanding of what your clients are facing today.


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CIC | Certified Insurance Counselor - The National Alliance for Insurance  Education and Research


The cic designation and pin are marks of distinction that demonstrate commitment to 

professional excellence and leadership IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY.

The CIC designation signifies a high level of professional education and a commitment to a course of continuing education. Persons who earn the CIC designation have 
indicated they recognize the need for practical insurance education through their careers as insurance professionals. 


Earning the Designation

Take the five CIC courses of your choice and pass the corresponding exams within five calendar years after you pass your first CIC exam.



Keeping the Designation

After earning your designation, no further examinations are required. To maintain your designation status, you are required to attend a CIC program 
each year before the last day of your birthday month. 

There are other yearly update options available to attend, though these courses are not offered by Big I Arkansas. 

  • Personal Lines  [February 17 - 19]

  • commercial casualty  [april 21 - 23]

  • insurance company operations  [july 14 - 16]

  • commercial property  [september 15 - 17]

  • commercial multi-line  [november 10 - 12]


 To learn more about the CIC designation, visit www.scic.com/cic

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CISR | Certified Insurance Service Representative - The National Alliance  for Insurance Education and Research 


 

The cisr designation is tangible proof of your commitment to a superior level 

of customer service - for your clients, as well as for your organization.


Today’s organizations live and die by their customer service—so be great at what you do! If you are thinking about expanding your skills, only one program should be on your radar—CISR.

Why? CISR courses are known for preparing front-line professionals to analyze risks, policies, forms, and claims data and communicate that understanding clearly to their clients, carriers, and colleagues.



Earning the Designation

Take the five CISR courses of your choice and pass the corresponding exams within three calendar years after you pass your first CISR exam.



Keeping the Designation

After earning your designation, no further examinations are required. To maintain your designation status, you are required to attend a CISR program 
each year before the last day of your birthday month. 

There are other yearly update options available to attend, though these courses are not offered by Big I Arkansas. 



BIG I ARKANSAS 2021 CISR COURSES

  • INSURING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY  [JANUARY 12]
  • PERSONAL MISCELLANEOUS  [FEBRUARY 16]
  • COMMERCIAL CASUALTY I  [MARCH 16]
  • PERSONAL AUTO  [APRIL 20]
  • AGENCY OPERATIONS  [MAY 18]
  • PERSONAL RESIDENTIAL  [JUNE 8]
  • ELEMENTS OF RISK MANAGEMENT  [JULY 13]
  • AGENCY OPERATIONS  [AUGUST 19]
  • COMMERCIAL CASUALTY I  [SEPTEMBER 14]
  • COMMERCIAL CASUALTY II  [OCTOBER 5]
  • PERSONAL RESIDENTIAL  [NOVEMBER 16]
  • PERSONAL AUTO  [DECEMBER 14]

    

To learn more about the CISR designation, visit www.scic.com/cisr

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For questions contact: 

Alyssa Chunn
Director of Professional Development
alyssa@bigiarkansas.com
(501) 221-2444