CPCU - Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter

The Keir CPCU exam prep materials can help enhance the knowledge and improve the confidence in passing these exams.

Keir Educational Resources offers CPCU study materials to enhance and streamline the study process for those professionals working toward insurance designations sponsored by the The American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (AICPCU) and the Insurance Institute of America (IIA). Keir’s CPCU study materials are appropriate for the self-study student or for those attending classes.

For the CPCU designation, students are required to complete 8 courses. There are 4 core courses that all students complete, then 3 from a specialization of commercial lines or personal property lines, and one elective. This designation is appropriate for persons working as agents, claims representatives, risk managers, or other home office insurance positions. There is a work experience requirement for this designation. Typically a student will complete this program in 2 to 3 years.


  • Keir supplements give a clear and concise review of the textbook.
  • Our CPCU exam prep materials are NOT written by the textbook author, so they provide a second interpretation of the materials.
  • The practice questions that Keir provides are very close to the national exam and in the same style as the national exam.

Changes Coming in April 2018! Updated Institutes Courses

To ensure that we're providing knowledge on the latest industry trends, in April 2018, The Institutes will release essential revisions to the following courses in our designation programs:

AIC 41 - Property Coverages
AIC 42 - Liability Coverages
AIC 43 - Property and Liability Coverages
ARM 54 - Risk Management Principles and Practices
CPCU 500 - Foundations of Risk Management and Insurance
CPCU 540 - Accounting, Finance, and Financial Institutions

Starting with the July 2018 testing window, The Institutes will only offer exams on the updated content. 

Students who are enrolled in these courses will have until June 15, 2018, to test on the current edition.Keir will be updating our Quick Study Guides as well and will update the website when they are available.

CPCU 500

Foundations of Risk Management and Insurance

CPCU 520

Insurance Operations

CPCU 530

Business Law for Insurance Professionals

CPCU 540

Finance and Accounting for Insurance Professionals

CPCU 560

Financial Services Institutions - Elective