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What's a CPCU?

What's a CPCU?

A Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®)is an insurance professional who has earned the CPCU designation; the designation is conferred by The Institutes. CPCUs are considered to be property-casualty insurance subject matter experts. In order to earn this prestigious designation, insurance professionals must meet certain requirements in the following areas:

CPCUs pass eight national exams on topics including insurance law, accounting, risk management, and ethics. CPCUs continually update their base of insurance expertise by participating in technical and professional development workshops and seminars.

CPCUs promise to abide by a Code of Professional Ethics, placing their clients’ needs before their own.

CPCUs meet an experience requirement to become a CPCU and have proven insurance expertise and knowledge.


For more information on becoming a CPCU, visit The Institutes.