Frequently Asked Questions About the CPCU Society

What is a new designee?

This is a term used to spotlight and recognize the newest CPCUs who have just completed their CPCU studies.

If I join, what does my membership with the CPCU Society include?

As a member of the CPCU Society, you gain opportunities to advance your career through networking and leadership experience, as well as access to a variety of educational offerings. Visit our Member Benefits page to determine your member type and see a complete list of associated benefits.

Do I have to belong to both the CPCU Society and a local chapter?

To be considered a CPCU Society member you must join the CPCU Society and in order to get the most of  your membership we strongly encourage you to join a local chapter. Chapter membership is an exciting and rewarding aspect of being a CPCU.

Which chapter will I belong to? How is this decided?

The Institutes makes your initial chapter assignment based on the zip code where you received your grades. However, you may belong to any chapter you wish—and as many chapters as you like. To change your chapter affiliation, simply call the Society’s Member Resources at (800) 932-2728.

Will the local chapter contact me?

Yes! As a member, your local chapter has received your name and will automatically add you to its mailing list. If you would like to contact the local chapter yourself, find your chapter website or contact Member Resources at (800) 932-2728.

What’s the best way to get involved in the Society?

Becoming active in your local chapter is the best way to get involved. Contact your local chapter representative, and volunteer to serve on a chapter committee or task force. From there, it’s possible to progress to chapter leadership roles, then to CPCU Society leadership roles!

Will my company help pay my dues?

Many property-casualty companies and agencies are strong supporters of the CPCU Society and their CPCU employees. Check with your company’s human resources department to learn about your company’s policies. Visit our Employer Support page for resources and tips in approaching your employer for support.

How do I pay my dues?

All CPCU Society members will receive a mailed dues invoice yearly or you may print an invoice from your member profile. You may return your invoice with a check, or you may pay by credit card—Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. If you’re paying by credit card, you may call Member Resources at (800) 932-2728 to pay your dues by phone, or you may pay online.

Now that I’ve earned my CPCU, can I get continuing education through the CPCU Society?

Yes! The Society has many CE programs—from workshops to seminars to symposia and webinars — many offering CE credits. As a Society member, you’ll receive information through the Society’s member communications, as well as through your local chapter communications. Call Member Resources for information or to access an up-to-date list of educational programs.

Where will the upcoming Annual Meetings/Conferments be held?

Please check our Annual Meeting page for current information. 

How do I know what CPCU class I belong to?

Your class membership is based on when you complete the CPCU education, ethics, and experience requirements. In order to be recognized at a specific conferment ceremony, you must have passed all exams no later than the last day of the April 15 – June 15 testing window in the year of the conferment ceremony where you wish to be recognized to satisfy the education requirement. Additionally, your online CPCU Matriculation (Ethics and Experience) form must be approved by June 30 to satisfy ethical conduct and experience requirements.