The Western Alliance is proud to announce CPIA designation courses will be available via webinar format beginning in January 2024 at piawest.com.  

 

Check our calendar of events for course informatioin.  

Registrations will be open soon!

CPIA - Certified Professional Insurance Agent

Empowering Insurance Professionals into the Future

The CPIA designation is first-of-its-kind, hands-on, how-to training. To earn the CPIA designation candidates are required to participate in a series of three, one-day seminars THE BEST PART IS NO EXAMS!
Completion is due three years from the first course.

These seminars are designed to enhance the ability of producers, sales support staff, and company personnel to efficiently create and distribute effective insurance programs. Participants leave with ideas that will produce sales results immediately.

While not a requirement, it is recommended that courses are taken in order.E&O Discounts apply for Utica National Policy Holders.

Each of the 3 courses are approved for 7 CE in
AZ | CA | ID | MT | NM | NV | OR | WA

Course Modules

CPIA 1
Position for Success

CPIA 2
Implement for Success

CPIA 3
Sustain Success

During this workshop, participants focus on internal and external factors affecting
the creation of effective business development goals.

Factors discussed include:

current state of the insurance                 marketplace

competitive pressures

insurance carrier underwriting criteria

consumer expectations.

During this workshop, participants learn:

specific tools for analyzing consumer needs

how to utilize risk identification techniques to gather pertinent prospect
information

skills necessary to assimilate information gathered into customized coverage recommendations

how to prepare a complete submission

tips for preparing and presenting a comprehensive insurance proposal

This workshop focuses on fulfilling the implied promises contained in the insuring agreement.

Participants will:

review methods of providing evidence of insurance coverage

discuss policies and procedures for controlling errors and omissions including policy review and delivery, endorsements, claims-processing, and handling of client complaints

learn how to calculate the lifetime value of a client and techniques for generating referrals.

CPIA Update Requirement

The Certified Professional Insurance Agent designation stands for professionalism, commitment to professional training and results, and technical knowledge. To maintain the right
to use the CPIA designation, designees must complete an update on an annual basis * or maintain a Ruby, Sapphire or Diamond level membership with the CPIA Program.

* CPIA 1, CPIA 2, CPIA 3, Special Topics:

An Agent’s Guide to Understanding and Mitigating Cyber Exposures

Disaster and Continuity Planning for Business and Families

An E&O Loss Control Program for Agencies

We just wrapped up 2024’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. A lot of people drink a lot on holidays like that. The National Retail Federation said 27% of us took off for a bar or a restaurant to celebrate.

Another 40% went to a local liquor store, or grocery store, or a place where alcohol is sold, or served, and picked up some special drinks for the celebration. When it comes to actual drinking, on St. Patrick’s Day the average American consumes 4.2 drinks.

A lot of people binge drink on St. Patrick’s Day. Of those admitting to binge drinking, 32% are men and 20% of women admit to binge drinking.

That’s a lot of drinking but the driver’s education resource company, Zutobi says St. Patrick’s Day isn’t the holiday where we drink the most. That holiday belongs to Thanksgiving and it’s the holiday where we see the most drunk-driving incidents.

Believe it or not, but Christmas is the holiday that sees the least drinking.

Here is a list of the top-10 states where drunk driving is the most serious problem. Three of those states — Montana, New Mexico and Oregon — are PIA Western Alliance states. Montana ranks 1st, New Mexico 2nd and Oregon 5th.

1. Montana

Percent of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers: 43.51%

DUI arrests: 450.50

Drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 drivers: 8.57

2. New Mexico

Percent of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers: 32.02%

DUI arrests: 279.59

Drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 drivers: 7.81

3. North Dakota

Percent of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers: 32.67%

DUI arrests: 832.50

Drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 drivers: 6.11

4. Oklahoma

Percent of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers: 24.20%

DUI arrests: 333.63

Drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 drivers: 6.03

5. Oregon

Percent of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers: 35.89%

DUI arrests: 393.76

Drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 drivers: 5.36

6. Missouri

Percent of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers: 28.54%

DUI arrests: 336.38

Drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 drivers: 5.92

7. South Carolina

Percent of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers: 33.47%

DUI arrests: 257.93

Drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 drivers: 7.57

8. South Dakota

Percent of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers: 35.14%

DUI arrests: 879.12

Drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 drivers: 5.60

9. Texas

Percent of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers: 42.37%

DUI arrests: 339.54

Drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 drivers: 8.30

10. Wyoming

Percent of traffic deaths caused by drunk drivers: 34.55%

DUI arrests: 629.12

Drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes per 100,000 drivers: 8.22

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