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Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA)

Nebraska & Iowa

First-of-its kind, hands-on, how-to training

Don't lose your momentum!

Continue to earn OR update your CPIA designation during the COVID-19 pandemic via webinar. The AIMS Society in conjunction with Professional Insurance Agents of Nebraska and Iowa host the popular and informative CPIA Seminar Series via webinar in 2021. We want to ensure that our members who are currently in pursuit of the designation have the ability to meet their education goals. Plus, the CPIA curriculum content is timely and delivers practical solutions for agency growth during this time when physical distancing is required.

Each course is scheduled from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST with a 10-minute break every hour and a 45 minute break for lunch. In order to receive credit toward completion or update of the CPIA designation and to receive CE credit, participation for the entire seminar is required.  There will be polls and questions asked throughout the webinar to confirm attendance. CE credits will be filed after completion of each course. 

Fall into Fall with a new CPIA designation!


Sept. 12, 2023

CPIA 1: Position for Success

Instructor: Scott Treen

8:30 AM - 4:15 PM - 7 CE Hours

Online via Webinar Only


Oct. 5, 2023

CPIA 2: Implement for Success

Instructor:  Brandi Anderson

8:30 AM - 4:15 PM  - 7 CE Hours

Online via Webinar Only


Nov. 14, 2023

CPIA 3: Sustain Success

Instructor: Scott Treen

8:30 AM - 4:15 PM - 7 CE Hours

Online via Webinar Only

Want to meet the speakers of our Insurance Success Seminars?

The only CE-approved, sales-driven designation program designed specifically for property/casualty insurance professionals!

The PIA of NE IA is proud to offer the only sales training in insurance and designation program for agents. The American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society's Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation is a first-of-its kind, hands-on how-to, continuing education-approved insurance designation.

Why is CPIA for you? Because your agency's success comes down to relationships-and CPIA is your building block. If you truly are dedicated to ensuring your independent agency succeeds in today's highly competitive market, consider the CPIA designation.

The CPIA designation aims to fortify your relationship-building techniques. The designation consists of three core CPIA Insurance Success Seminars:

  • Ideal Traits, Insurance Agency Hiring Made Easy"
    IdealTraits is the go-to hiring tool for insurance agencies across America. If you are having trouble finding top talent, or you would like to improve your hiring strategy, IdealTraits may be for you. This new PIA program ensures agents can use a comprehensive tool to hire top performers for their agencies. Step 1 - Post Jobs: Build the best job postings with versatile templates for ZipRecruiter, Google for Jobs, Indeed, Glassdoor, and 100+ job boards. Step 2 - Applicant Tracking: View resumes, comment, rate, organize, and move your candidates through hiring stages--all on the IdealTraits platform! Step 3 - Send Pre-Hire Assessments: Pre-screen candidates to predict job performance, all from within the system! Step 4 - Identify and Hire: Use assessment results to identify strengths and weaknesses and hire the best candidate.
  • Online and Classroom CE
    The PIA NE IA is known nationwide as one of the premier states when it comes to education! Partnering with The National Alliance, the AIMS Society, and FISCE, plus hot topics for the Farm Seminar and Annual Convention. PIA offers close to 200 options and 750 CE hrs each year, including pre-licensing. Learn more on our Education page.
  • PIA Omnia – Behavioral Assessment
    Protect your agency from bad hires and high turnover with the Omnia Assessment! In just 10 minutes or less, our behavioral assessment tool gives you the insight to take the guesswork out of personnel decisions. Whether you are hiring a new employee, deciding on future roles for current employees, team building or creating a succession plan for your agency, Omnia can help.
  • Sample Producer and Employment Agreements
    You can get FREE sample producer contracts and employee contracts from PIAW. Developed for PIA, these contracts contain non-compete and non-piracy clauses, as well as other standard employment provisions. We can email these word documents so you can customize them with your agency information. If interested, please contact PIA at 402-392-1611.
  • Winning @Talent
    Winning@Talent is a 3-part toolkit featuring intuitive tools that take agency employers through a simple journey that starts with determining if their agency is well positioned to attract quality candidates and ends with a happy, productive employee. Part 1 - Are You Ready to Recruit?, focuses on helping agencies assess whether they are ready to recruit. In this section, we help agency owners and managers assess their employer brand, provide tools to help them build and strengthen it, and offer best practices on how to make it resonate across communication channels and social networks. Part 2 - Sourcing, Recruiting and Hiring, focuses on sourcing potential hiring prospects, recruiting them into your agency and ultimately hiring them. This section offers resources and best practices to help agency owners and managers find, screen, interview and evaluate candidates in ways that will help them reduce their time to fill key positions, build their talent pipeline and meet long-term recruiting goals. Part 3 - Retaining Your Best Employees, focuses on how agencies can retain their best employees because employee retention is vital to growing any agency. This section provides best practices and resources that agency owners and managers can share with their employees to help those employees with their own career development.

**Each course is approved in 7hrs General CE in IA and 7hrs P/C CE in NE.

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