Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)

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The Certified Insurance Counselor program is nationally recognized and highly respected insurance professional designation for agency owners, producers, agents, CSR’s, brokers, and insurance company personnel. This designation is recommended for: Licensed agents, brokers, and adjusters; Insurance professionals with at least two years of full-time insurance or risk management experience, and; Full-time insurance faculty members who have taught for at least two years at an accredited college or university.
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Hybrid classes

Hybrid Classes Provide
In-Person and Virtual Attendance Options

Big I Michigan is pleased to offer two options for attending the same class - in-person or virtual.* To register for the option that best works for you, look for LIVE or WEBINAR in the program names on our class calendar. Both qualify for CE when provided.

*Hybrid option available for classes taking place at Big I Michigan headquarters.


Classes & Events

In-Person Program Details

Registration Fee (per class)
$450 CIC Institute (CE Included)
$450 CIC Graduate Seminar (CE Included)
(The National Alliance dues paying members only)
Registration : 7:30 a.m.
Class Begins : 8:00 a.m.
Cancellation Policy
If you must cancel your registration, you will receive a 25% refund. No refunds will be given to those who attend part of a program, or who are no-shows. If you do not cancel and do not attend the program, you will be considered a no show and no money will be refunded, nor will your money be transferred to a different class. EXCEPTION: The CIC Graduate Seminar cancellations received within 7 days of the seminar will also incur a $75.00 fee. The “No Show” policy for CIC Institutes also pertains to the Graduate Seminars.
Please Note
Due to Covid-19, class schedules are revised periodically and may result in future cancellations or date changes for some programs.

Virtual Program Details

Classes begin at 8:00 AM and attendees must login 30 minutes prior to class.
Registration Fee (per class) 
$450 Virtual CIC Course (CE Included)
Registration Cut-Off
Class space is limited and closes 2 days prior to the class date, so be sure to register early.
Cancellation Policy
If you must cancel from the program, please contact us prior to the class. If you do not cancel and do not attend the program, you will be considered a no show and no money will be refunded, nor will your money be transferred to a different class.

Online exam

About the Exam

All CIC exams are now taken online at www.scic.com. The CIC exam taking window runs Monday at 1:01 AM - Thursday at 12:59 PM EST the week following the class. The change to online exams eliminates the need for a 3rd day of CIC programming. Participants who attend a CIC in-person course will need to submit their proctor request prior to the end of the class through their PROfile page just as is done with the online courses. Please reference your confirmation letter for complete details. For urgent exam issues, such as not being able to access your exam, please contact examhelp@scic.com.

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions (Scroll down page to CIC Course section.)

CE Credits

Personal Lines
Approved for 16 hours P/C

Commercial Casualty
Approved for 16 hours P/C

Commercial Property
Approved for 16 hours P/C

Commercial Multilines
Approved for 16 hours P/C

Life & Health
Approved for 16 hours L/H

Agency Management
In-Person: Approved for 13 hrs P/C, 3 hrs Ethics
Virtual: Approved for 16 hours P/C

Graduate Seminar (The National Alliance dues paying members only)
In-Person: Approved for 12 hrs P/C, 4 hrs Ethics
Virtual: Approved for 16 hours P/C

Earning the Designation

You must successfully complete five CIC courses and pass five exams within five calendar years. To earn the designation, participants must score 70% or better on the two-hour, essay style exam.

Designation Status

Visit the National Alliance website to look up the status of your designation.

Need a CIC/CISR Deadline Extension? Contact National Alliance for more information: (800) 633-2165

Hotel Reservations

Big I Michigan Hotel Group Rates are available up to one month prior to classes. Group Code for all hotels is in your email confirmation. Please contact hotel directly.

CIC Institutes

Lansing, Hilton Garden Inn Lansing West
(517) 999-9930


In accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we invite all registrants to advise us of any disability and any requests for accommodation to that disability. Please submit your request as far in advance as possible for the program you wish to attend. If you have any questions, call (800) 589-6501 or email to info@michagent.org

National Alliance Information

The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website: www.nasba.org. Advanced Curriculum Rating = 20 CPE Credits. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at (800) 633-2165.