The Institutes Announce New SPPA Designation

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Senior Professional Public Adjuster designation helps public adjusters establish a strong career.

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Public adjusters who earn the designation will be recognized as elite professionals, possessing the competence and relevant knowledge necessary to succeed as a qualified public adjuster.

The Institutes developed the Senior Professional Public Adjuster (SPPA) designation to help public adjusters distinguish themselves in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace. The SPPA designation provides public adjusters with the technical knowledge they need for effective claim handling, leading to powerful results for their clients. Public adjusters who earn the designation will be recognized as elite professionals, possessing the competence and relevant knowledge necessary to succeed as a qualified public adjuster.

The following courses are required to earn the SPPA designation:

  •     AINS 21―Property and Liability Insurance Principles
  •     SPPA 30―Claim Principles and Practices for Public Adjusters (new course)
  •     AIC 31―Property Claim Practices
  •     AIC 41―Property Coverages
  •     Ethics 311―Ethical Guidelines for Insurance Professionals or Ethics 312―Ethics and the CPCU Code of Professional Conduct

The SPPA designation offers these bottom-line benefits:

  •     Reduce time and costs by improving technical claim handling skills
  •     Improve claim handling by building a strong foundation in effective investigation techniques
  •     Improve customer satisfaction and retention with communication and negotiation skills
  •     Reduce costs associated with coverage disputes by gaining in-depth policy knowledge

Study materials for the new SPPA 30 course are available for purchase now, with exams beginning in December. To learn more about the SPPA designation, visit The Institutes’ website at http://www.TheInstitutes.org/SPPA.

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About The Institutes
The Institutes are the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry. The Institutes’ knowledge solutions include the CPCU designation program; associate designation programs in areas such as claims, risk management, underwriting, and reinsurance; introductory and foundation programs; online courses; research; custom solutions; assessment tools; and continuing education (CE) courses for licensed insurance professionals and adjusters through their CEU.com compliance unit.

The Institutes are affiliated with the CPCU Society, a community of credentialed insurance professionals who promote excellence through their technical expertise and ethical behavior and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, a non-profit educational organization that promotes the study and teaching of risk management and insurance.

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