CPCU® Study Groups Made for You

Take the Society with you on your designation journey. We’re here to help with our new, exclusive Pathways-member benefit, facilitated study groups. Get the guidance and support you need to pass your exams, learn how to apply key concepts in real-life scenarios, and discuss key questions with a group of your peers.

New sessions begin quarterly. Facilitated study groups are complimentary for Pathways members, however, individual registration is required to participate. If you would like to participate and are not a member, join today.

Participants are required to purchase their own study materials from The Institutes. Participants will also receive access to a private online community through INteract with their facilitator and group members.

If you have questions or concerns about your study group, please contact your facilitator or CPCU Society Member Resources at membercenter@cpcusociety.org. Please note, we are unable to offer refunds of membership dues once the study group sessions have begun.

Groups meet weekly beginning the week of April 8 and conclude the week of May 27, 2024.

CPCU course material has been recently updated by The Institutes, and study groups beginning the week of September 2023, and onward will use the updated material only. Please visit The Institutes Knowledge Group’s FAQ page concerning updates to the CPCU program.


CPCU 500: Becoming a Leader in Risk Management and Insurance

Weekly sessions begin on April 11 and conclude on May 30, 2024.

Register by Thursday, April 4, 2024.


Chris Orrison


Facilitated study groups take place virtually on the following Thursdays at 7 p.m. ET. Sessions last 90 minutes.     

All assignments and exam prep will be covered throughout eight sessions. 

Apr. 11
Session 1 
Apr. 18
Session 2
Apr. 25
Session 3
May 2
Session 4
May 9
Session 5
May 16
Session 6 
May 23
Session 7 
May 30
Session 8 

Get ready to learn! Please come prepared to discuss assignment one on the first day. Not a member? Join the Society today for 2024 and get the support you need through our facilitated study groups.

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Get to Know Your Facilitator 

Chris Orrison, MBA, CPCU, AINS, API, AIS is a lifelong learner and teacher. He recently retired from GEICO after 35 years, where he spent the last 20 years as a senior licensing instructor. As an adjunct instructor at the Mercer University Stetson-Hatcher School of Business, he developed and instructed the first courses in the university's risk management and insurance program. 

He is currently a career advisor at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC), where he has previously taught business courses and served as chair and vice chair of the Board of Trustees. 

Chris is a member of the global CPCU Society Student Action Committee and has served as his local chapter's president and vice president. He and his wife Melissa were co-presenters at the 2022 In2Risk conference.

Chris has an MBA and has earned the designations of CPCU, AINS, API and AIS from The Institutes. Chris lives in the middle Georgia area with Melissa and their two-year-old son Jack, where they enjoy spending time at the golf course. 

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