NSIPA encourages you to earn the CIPA or the CIPTA if you are employed in a premium audit position and have completed the APA program.
About the Certified Insurance Premium Auditor
Created in 1982, the CIPA is the highest professional designation specifically tailored for the premium auditor.
Work Experience Qualifications: To qualify for the CIPA designation you must have completed three years of field experience conducting regulatory field audits. If you feel this qualification should be waived, please submit your qualifications and reasons in detail. They will be considered by the CIPA Committee and/or the Governing Board of NSIPA. Please list at least three years of employment history.
About the Certified Insurance Premium Telephone Auditor
NSIPA created a new professional designation especially tailored for telephone premium auditors in 2005. The CIPTA is the highest professional designation specifically tailored for the premium telephone auditor.
Work Experience Qualifications: To qualify for the CIPTA designation you must have completed three years of phone audit experience conducting regulatory phone audits. If you feel this qualification should be waived, please submit your qualifications and reasons in detail. They will be considered by the CIPTA Committee and/or the Governing Board of NSIPA. Please list at least three years of employment history.
CIPA & CIPTA Education Requirements
Candidates must pass APA 91, APA 92, CPCU 520 and two of the following three – CPCU 552, CPCU 540 or CPCU 557.
Candidates currently taking course CPCU 551 (Property Risk Management) will be allowed to continue as long as this course is taken and passed prior to January 1, 2016. As of January 2016, this course will no longer be considered part of the CIPA education requirement.
More information can be found at - http://www.aicpcu.org/flyers/apa.htm
If you cannot locate your transcript, please write the IIA for a copy.
CIPA & CIPTA Ethical Requirement & References
The candidate must sign the NSIPA Code of Ethics and provide three professional references.
NSIPA Code of Professional Ethics
"As a premium auditor, I will:
a. be prudent in the use of information acquired in the course of my duties.
b. provide a high standard of professional service to all policyholders.
c. strive to improve my professional knowledge, skills, and competence.
d. perform my duties in a dignified and professional manner.
e. not enter into any activity which is or may appear to be in conflict with the interest of my employer.
f. not injure the professional reputation of another premium auditor.
g. cooperate in exchanging non-confidential information and experience with other premium auditors."
CIPA & CIPTA Application Process
There is a one-time application fee of $50 for a NSIPA Member and $125 for Non-Member. Applicants may join NSIPA online as a New Member at the time of submitting this application to get the member rate.
Upon receipt of the application and payment, the following procedures are implemented:
The application fee is deposited.
The committee reviews the application and sends three (3) personal reference letters. A minimum of two favorable responses is required.
The committee receives and reviews the personal reference responses along with the detailed application.
Qualified candidates will then receive a letter indicating a favorable recommendation. The NSIPA Executive Office will issue a certificate at the NSIPA Annual Seminar. Files and all pertinent information about such successful applicant will be maintained at the NSIPA Executive Office.
Unsuccessful candidates will receive a letter from the committee indicating those areas which do not meet the criteria for certification, as well as stating the right of appeal. Applicant's information will be on file at the NSIPA Executive Office for future reference.
The NSIPA Board of Directors will be the final board of appeal and the unsuccessful applicant will have the right, as outlined in the notification letter, to address that body.
These certifications are a tribute to the recipients' knowledge, experience and ethical standards. It is the highest certification available to premium auditors given by the National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors.
Each Recipient –
Will be recognized for his/her achievement at the upcoming Annual Seminar. We hope that all recipients plan to attend.
Provided a sample press release announcing the new credential for distribution.
Provided a certificate of achievement commemorating the accomplishment.
Has his/her name added to the list of other honorable recipients that is posted on our website for all to view.
Will have a letter sent to his/her supervisor acknowledging this accomplishment.
Jeanne Arnold CIPA Annual Seminar Scholarship registration (see below for details)
Jeanne Arnold CIPA Annual Seminar Scholarship
Jeanne Arnold was a true champion of the premium audit industry at the national, regional, and local level. She dedicated her career to premium audit for more than 37 years. Jeanne’s professionalism, kindness, and friendship were known to many at NSIPA. She was an active participant at our Annual Seminars each year and was excited for those in attendance to learn from the best professionals in our field. Sadly, our premium audit family lost Jeanne in April 2021 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She will be missed by so many at NSIPA and beyond.
NSIPA honors Jeanne Arnold’s life and service to the premium audit profession through our Jeanne Arnold CIPA Annual Seminar Scholarship. Each year, those who successfully receive the CIPA or CIPTA designation will receive a complimentary scholarship registration to our annual seminar that year.* If the recipient earns their designation after the annual seminar is held for that year, they will receive their complimentary scholarship registration to the next calendar year annual seminar. CIPA/CIPTA recipients will be notified when they receive their designation of their annual seminar registration.
*The complimentary scholarship registration to our annual seminar has no cash value and does not include travel costs or hotel accommodations. Registration cannot be delayed to a subsequent year (except for those earning the designation after that year’s seminar is held), and registration cannot be conferred to a third party. This scholarship is not available to those having earned the CIPA/CIPTA designation prior to 2021.
Follow the link above to the list composed of all those who have been awarded the CIPA credential since the program’s inception in 1982. This list is updated annually, after each year’s Annual Seminar where each new recipient is acknowledged. This list of names is offered in the order of receipt of the credential for each person, starting with those awarded in 1982 until current.
Questions and Correspondence
Further questions and correspondence should be directed to:
National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors
P.O. Box 936
Columbus, OH 43216-0936