API™ Exam Pass Rates
The API™ exams are tough; the average pass ratio of a API™ exam is around 71%. That means on average 1 out of every 3 will fail the API™ exam. According to publicly published data, these are the pass rates of the API™ exams:
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AssociatePI is not affiliated with The Institutes. This resource is intended for informational purposes only, to inform students about the national pass rates of the API™. This information is not the choice, nor does it involve the input, of AssociatePI. This information is sourced from industry publications detailing the pass rates of API™ exams.
How to Earn the API™ Designation
The API™ designation is achieved after the completion of a series of exams which focus on personal insurance topics such as underwriting, marketing, personal finance, property insurance, auto insurance, liability insurance and risk management. There are two options for earning the API™ designation. Option 1 consists of 3 exams and option 2 consists of 4 exams
We highly recommend the API™ designation option 1 since two of the exams (CPCU® 555 and CPCU® 556) count both towards the API™ designation and the CPCU® designation.
API™ Option 1 (Recommended)
API™ Option 2
- API™ 28
- API™ 29
- AINS 21
- AINS 22
Free Practice Exam
Ready to get started studying? We’re here to help (for free). Download one of our free API™ practice exams to get a feel for the type of content you will be studying.
For more information about the API™ 28 exam, checkout some of our other free resources:
- API™ designation overview
- API™ 28 exam difficulty
- API™ 28 exam format
- API™ 28 exam questions
- API™ 28 video series
- How to complete the API™ designation
- Continuing education with your API™ designation
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