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The publicity surrounding the allegations of illegal and unethical practices in the insurance industry presents CPCU Society members with a unique opportunity to tell their colleagues, clients and community who they are and what they believe. This area of the CPCU Society website provides ethics information, details on Ethics Awareness Month, other education opportunities and a forum for Society members to discuss issues that have an impact on their daily professional lives.

Ethics Awareness Month: March 2017

Win $500 for Celebrating Ethics Awareness Month

March is Ethics Awareness Month! To commemorate it, the CPCU Society wants to know how your chapter will be promoting ethics. By sharing your efforts with us, your chapter will be eligible to win $500 toward chapter operations.

Contest Details

  • Send a typed summary (preferable in Microsoft Word format) of your ethics campaign or event by April 1, 2017 to chapter.services@cpcusociety.org
  • All entries must be submitted by a member of your chapter's leadership
  • The CPCU Society Ethics COmmittee will review all entries and select a winner based on:
    • Creativity
    • Visibility
    • Participation
    • Audience Diversity
    • Value Added
    • Advertisement
    • Method of Delivery
  • The winning chapter will be announced at lunch of Friday April 21 at The Institutes CPCU Society Leadership Summit in Baltimore, Maryland.

Ethics Resources


"I believe that all of the professions, including ours, are undergoing a crisis in ethics.  By this I mean that our business practices are increasingly being held up to public scrutiny.  As the very foundations of our industry are brought into question, it is clear that we as CPCUs must set standards of excellence by exhibiting the utmost in ethical and professional behavior."

Stephen J. Paris, CPCU— 1990-1991 CPCU Society president

And NOW...

“CPCUs are all bound by the CPCU code of conduct and have been for as long as I can remember. Insurance is a product that by its nature requires utmost good faith by those of us in the industry. Ethics is one of the standards for the CPCU Society along with Education and Experience. For CPCU's ethics is not an option.”

Mike Lawrence, CPCU—2015 CPCU Society Ethics Committee Chairperson