The AFIS Designation is the foremost specialized designation for the specialist in agricultural and farm insurance. The designation showcases experts in their respective fields bringing a depth of education unparalleled in the industry.
The Exam is only mandatory for those pursuing the AFIS Designation.
Eligibility & Benefits
Due to the advanced content of CIC institutes, participants must have a good grasp of the subject matter before attending. Participants are not required to belong to an insurance association.
To attend CIC institutes and be eligible to obtain the CIC designation, an individual must:
Be a licensed agent, broker, adjuster, or solicitor; or
Have at least two years of full-time experience in insurance or as a risk management practitioner; or
Have served as a full-time insurance faculty member at an accredited college or university.
Current, practical course content, applicable to everyday work.
National recognition within the industry-for the program, designation, knowledge, and professionalism.
The program meets most states' annual CE requirements.
The fee includes a comprehensive notebook for future reference.
To Earn the AFIS:
There are three parts of the designation which can be taken in any order---AFIS 1, 2 and 3. Participants must attend the course study for each of the AFIS parts. Each part consists of two days of classes and an exam administered at the end of the second day. After successful completion of all three exams, participants will earn the AFIS designation. Participants have five (5) years to take all three parts of the AFIS designation.
To Retain the AFIS:
AFIS Designees have two requirements to meet once they earn the designation:
Annually, AFIS Designees should complete any CE Seminar (6 CE Minimum) or Farm Conference or meeting offered by their Big I State Association, PIA of North Dakota, state Farm Bureaus, Insurance Company Training, or the RMA/USDA.
• Every three (3) years from the date the designation is received, AFIS Designees must attend any Agribusiness Conference conducted by Agency Management Resource Group or IBA West.
Upcoming AFIS Classes
KAIA will not be hosting an Agribusiness conference this year. If you attended Sam Bennett's classes at the 2013 Larry Magill Rural & Small Agents Conference, your CE credits will count toward your off-year update. Several dates and locations are listed below for agribusiness conferences that are being offered in other states this year. Click on the link of your choice to register (Note: you will be re-directed to the Emmett J. Vaughn agribusiness website).