Education

FAIA launched the first state-sponsored insurance education program in 1937, and has been leading the way ever since. FAIA's programs—from continuing education to prestigious professional designations—are nationally recognized for the quality of curriculum and instruction, and are offered to match member needs, schedules, and budgets.  

FAIA classes are offered:

Professional Designations

FAIA is the licensee for the nation's leading resource for professional insurance and risk management education, The National Alliance, and exclusively offers the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) professional designations.

FAIA also offers the popular Associate in Insurance Account Management (AIAM) designation.

Insurance Articles and Research

When you've been around since 1937, as the Education Department has, you build quite a knowledge base. Through its Help Desk, online libraries, and publications, FAIA makes that extensive knowledge available to members: 

  • Help when you need it. An FAIA staff member is dedicated to helping members get answers to their questions. Have a question? Select Live Help for an answer! (Note: You must log in to access this member-only benefit.)
  • An education library that includes answers to members' most frequently asked questions. And if you can't find what you are looking for there, head over to the Big "I" Virtual University (FAIA Educator David Thompson is a founding member!).
  • Florida Insurance Research Library—a comprehensive online reference source for insurance professionals (by subscription only).

Workforce Development

Ensuring the longevity and prosperity of the American Agency System through workforce development is an important part of FAIA’s education mission. Toward that end, FAIA is helping to build the workforce of the future through the InVEST Program and through the Good Works Fund, which is working to expand insurance specialization programs in state and community colleges and providing scholarships.