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API™ 28 CPCU® 555 CPCU® 556


API™ 28 Exam Study Material

API™ 28 Course: $184.99


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CPCU® 555 Exam Study Material

CPCU® 555 Course: $184.99


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CPCU® 556 Course: $184.99


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API™ online courses developed by experts

Our online courses have been developed by industry experts who have been through both the Associate in Personal Insurance and CPCU® Process. These experts have used a wide variety of API™ and CPCU® designation study material and are the brains of the operation which contributed to the development of our courses. Our wide range of expertise has allowed us to create online courses which focus on the core concepts and important details of each API™ and CPCU® exam in order to cut out all of the fluff and noncritical information so that you can study and pass your exams in a more efficient and less timely manner.

What is the API™ designation?

The API™ or Associate in Personal Insurance designation is an associate level designation which is highly regarded in the personal insurance industry. This insurance designation focuses on the core topics of personal insurance such as personal lines business, under writing, marketing, profitability and portfolio management.

Two options for the API™ designation:

API™ Track 1 (Recommended)

API™ 28

CPCU® 555

CPCU® 556

API™ Track 2

API™ 28

API™ 29



Who should pursue the API™?

The API™ designation should be pursued by all insurance professionals in the personal insurance field. We highly recommend the API™ designation track 1 since two of the exams (CPCU® 555 and CPCU® 556) count both towards the API™ designation and the CPCU® designation. This designation helps all insurance professional increase their overall personal insurance knowledge and advance their career with a highly respected designation. Compared to other designations, such as the CPCU®, this designation is much quicker and is most beneficial for insurance personnel such as underwriters, customer service representatives, marketing representatives, adjusters, analysts and producers who deal in personal lines.

Studying for the API™

Compared to the CPCU® designation, the API™ designation is much quicker but still requires the same thorough studying and dedication. The three API™ exams in track one will test your knowledge of personal lines underwriting and marketing, personal financial planning and property casualty subjects. Most programs recommend studying three moths per exam, meaning the entire API™ process will be completed in nine months to one year.

This is where we differentiate ourselves. No one has time to work over 40 hours a week AND study for an exam. Our focus in to condense the wide array of insurance topics covered in each exam into the key content to help you get to the point and learn the material as quickly and effortlessly as possible. On average, our deluxe online course member completes each exam in 2-3 weeks. That’s about 1/4th of the time recommended by other methods! So don’t delay, get started today!


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