Certified Insurance Service Representatives

An inspiring professional faculty, nine ONE-DAY courses to choose from, a curriculum that's tailored to your region—all these features make the CISR Program a truly superior education opportunity. To earn the CISR designation, you must complete any five of the nine courses and pass the five exams within three years. Then, to keep your designation, you must update each year with additional continuing education courses offered by The National Alliance through FAIA.

The courses are reasonably priced and locally convenient. They are available in the classroom or through CISR Online and are approved for state CE credit. An optional exam is given at the end of each classroom course.

CISR Courses: Choose 5 of 9

  1. Agency Operations: This course can transform you into an indispensable team player in any insurance agency or give you confidence to move into another position. 
  2. Commercial Casualty I: Gain confidence with commercial casualty exposures and coverages and learn the CGL policy inside and out.
  3. Commercial Casualty II: One objective of this course is to clarify who is and who is not an insured in specific situations as defined by the Business Auto Coverage Form.
  4. Elements of Risk Management: An effective risk management program adds value to an organization and helps it achieve its goals.
  5. Insuring Commercial Property: Gain a grasp of the types of commercial property, be able to identify parties with an insurable interest, and understand the difference between direct and indirect loss.
  6. Insuring Personal Auto Exposures: Identifying the right personal automobile policy and being able to modify it appropriately are skills valued by clients and their families.
  7. Insuring Personal Residential Property: Nothing hits home more than a personal lines loss. Client retention depends on developing relationships and learning to identify the specific exposures each client contends with.
  8. Life & Health Essentials: While Personal Lines business may be your primary focus, cross-selling life and health products is a proven revenue generator and client retention tool.
  9. Personal Lines—Miscellaneous: Get ready to learn about the property and liability coverage provided—or not provided—by the homeowners policy for recreational vehicles.

James T. Harrison, Jr., Scholarships Available

Scholarships are available for first-time participants who are employed full-time in the insurance or risk management industry. The scholarship must be used within 12 months of receiving the award.


Registration Information

Register for CISR classes by following the class link. If you are not already in the FAIA database, you must first request a login before you can register. After you complete the request, a staff member will send you a login and password. If you need help with registration, email Christy Stacey.