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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

Position for Success

Implement for Success

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

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

Real estate TV shows are really popular. The hosts go in and fix someone’s issues, and make that someone and their family very happy, or they do an incredible remodel on a property that most of us would abandon, or they help in other ways.

Most of you have seen at least one of these shows and know the formula.

These show hosts run the gamut from real estate agents, to contractors, to builders and remodelers to investors, interior designers, and so on. Many of them have become quite wealthy but, since it’s the media of nationwide TV, have you ever wondered just how wealthy?

Agent Advice recently took a look at 10 of these TV legends and — via Celebrity Net Worth — found out just how much money these people have made since becoming famous.

Jonathan and Drew Scott

  • Net worth: $200 million

Twins Jonathan and Drew Scott are most famous for HGTV’s The Property Brothers. Their program began in 2011 and is still being aired. They do the old fix-er-upper thing. They also have their own entertainment company that brings in income as well.

The twins have also published several books.

Chip and Joanna Gaines

  • Net worth: $50 million

Chip and Joanna Gaines are married and gained fame through their show, Fixer Upper. It ran from 2013 to 2018. They also own the Waco, Texas centered, Magnolia Homes. Most of their fixer-uppering was done in Texas.

Mike Holmes

  • Net worth: $30 million

Mike Holmes gained fame and wealth from his TV show, Holmes on Homes. It ran from 2003 to 2008. Holmes often used his own money to cover the cost of some of the renovations done on his show if the funding of the homeowners wouldn’t cover what it took.

He’s also written and published several books on renovation.

Christina Hall

  • Net worth: $25 million

Christina Hall’s HGTV show was titled, Flip or Flop. She and her ex-husband, Tarek El Moussa did the show through 2016. After they divorced, she did a spinoff called, Christina on the Coast.

Bryan and Sarah Baeumler

  • Net worth: $20 million

Bryan and Sarah Baeumler do the HGTV show called, Renovation Island. The focus is a renovation they were doing on a resort they own in the Caribbean. According to the couple, they spent $10 million doing that renovation.

Bryan was wealthy in his own right before the show aired and is said to have been worth $20 million.

Tarek El Moussa

  • Net worth: $15 million

Tarek El Moussa hosted HGTV’s Flip or Flop with his ex-wife, Christina through 2016. They bought distressed properties and then remodeled them and sold them at a profit. He kept doing the show after he and Christina divorced and it ran through March of 2022.

Candice Olson

  • Net worth: $10 million

Candice Olson has two shows on HGTV. Divine Design aired from 2003 to 2010 and the focus was designing homes. Candice Tells All is the second show and it ran until 2015. On that one, Candice talked about her inspiration for designing homes and how she does it.

Hilary Farr

  • Net worth: $8 million

Hilary Farr hosts Love it or List it with her real estate agent pal, David Visentin. She helps redesign and remodel the home of a distressed couple. He tries to find them a home that better fits their criteria.

Oddly, though he’s a huge part of the program that began in 2014 and is still airing, Visentin isn’t on the 10 wealthiest TV star list.

They have a friendly contest as to who is going to win, her for her incredible design skills, or him for finding the perfect alternative.

Farr typically wins the contest.

Egypt Sherrod

  • Net worth: $6 million

Egypt Sherrod is a real estate broker hosting two shows, Flipping Virgins and Property Virgins. Both help clients find the perfect home, and along the way he teaches them how to invest in real estate.

She and builder husband, Mike Jackson began another show in 2022 called Married to Real Estate.

Alison Victoria

  • Net worth: $3 million

Alison Victoria’s shows are Windy City Rehab and Kitchen Crashers. Victoria also owns Victoria Interiors. Windy City Rehab has been on the air since 2019 and the focus is rehabilitation of an entire hoe. Kitchen Crashers is home flipping she does in Chicago.

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