CPCU® Designation Cost

CPCU® Designation Cost

The cost of the CPCU® designation varies widely depending on your choice of study material and the timing of your CPCU® exam registration.

In the below breakdown of the CPCU® designation cost, we will be comparing the industry average cost for a full CPCU® course versus the AssociatePI Comprehensive Online Course.

For some tips on how to save money on your CPCU® designation, see our blog detailing 7 tips to reduce your CPCU® designation cost.

CPCU® Cost Breakdown

Below we are breaking down the total cost of the CPCU® designation, showing the cost for each exam’s study material and cost to take the exam. You must pay separately for the exam registration and study material.

Study Material Cost
Exam Industry Cost AssocaitePI Cost
CPCU® 500 $400 $350
CPCU® 520 $400 $350
CPCU® 530 $400 $350
CPCU® 540 $400 $350
CPCU® 555 $450 $350
CPCU® 556 $450 $350
CPCU® 557 $350 $350
CPCU® 551 $450 $350
CPCU® 552 $450 $350
CPCU® 553 $350 $350
Elective Exam $350 $350
Study Material Cost (8 Exams) $3,200 $2,800
Total CPCU® Cost
Study Material Cost (8 Exams) $3,200 $2,800
Exam Registration ($370 Per Exam) $2,960 $2,960
Total CPCU® Cost $6,160 $5,760


As you can see, the total cost of the CPCU® designation typically exceeds $6,000 when accounting for the study material and exam registration fee for each of the eight exams.

For some tips on how to save money on your CPCU®, see our blog about 7 tips to reducing the cost of your CPCU® designation

Free Practice Exam

Ready to get started studying? We’re here to help (for free). Download one of our free CPCU® practice exams to get a feel for the type of content you will be studying.

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CPCU® exams are administered by the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (“The Institutes”). AssociatePI does not administer the actual exams, we are an independent resource of free content, advice, and study material for professional insurance education. This blog is intended for informational purposes only, to inform prospective students of the benefit of the CPCU® designation.

CPCU® and API are trademarks of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (“The Institutes”). AssociatePI LLC is not affiliated with, associated with, endorsed by or otherwise supported or recognized by The Institutes in any way. AssociatePI LLC is not authorized by The Institutes to offer courses, practice examinations, or any other resources related to the Institutes’ designations or other programs.

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