Associate in General Insurance (AINS)

INS is now the Associate in General Insurance Designation (AINS)! Built upon the INS certificate program, the new AINS designation provides a solid foundation to help you accelerate your career in insurance. The INS courses provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of principles, practices, policies, and coverages, while the optional electives allow you to focus on areas relevant to your professional goals.


Who benefits from AINS?
AINS is recommended for people in all functional areas of property/casualty insurance, managers or supervisors, customer service representatives, call center staff and administrative and support staff.


To earn the AINS designation you must:

  • Complete the free Ethical Guidelines for Insurance Professionals (Ethics 311) AND
  • Pass exams for INS 21, INS 22 and INS 23, OR
  • Pass exams for INS 21 and Ins 22 plus pass the exam for a qualifying elective course, OR
  • Pass exams for INS 21 and INS 23 plus pass the exam for a qualifying elective course

Courses in AINS

Elective Course

Waives in the CPCU program

INS 21, INS 22, INS 23

None Required

CPCU 553 or 557

INS 21 and INS 22

Pass the exam for any course in the list of electives, except: CPCU 555 and individual segmented exams

CPCU 553

INS 21 and INS 23

Pass the exam for any course in the list of electives, except: AAI 82, APA 92, CPCU 551, CPCU 552 and individual segmented exams

CPCU 557

 

AINS Program

INS 21 A

Insurance: What Is It?; Who Provides Insurance and How is it Regulated?;  Measuring the Financial Performance of Insurers

6 P/C

INS 21 B

Marketing; Underwriting and Claims

6 P/C

INS 21 C

Insurance Contracts; Property Loss Exposures and Policy Provisions; Liability Loss Exposures and Policy Provisions; Managing Loss Exposures: Risk Management

6 P/C

INS 22 A

Personal Insurance Overview; Automobile Insurance and Society; Personal Auto Policy: Liability, Med Pay and UM Coverage; Personal Auto Policy: Physical  Damage, Duties after an Accident

7 P/C

INS 22 B

Homeowners Property Coverage; Homeowners Liability Coverage; Homeowners Coverage Forms and Endorsements; Other Residential Insurance; Other Personal Property and Liability Insurance

7 P/C

INS 22 C

Life Insurance Planning; Retirement Planning; Disability and Health Insurance Planning

7 P/C or L/H

INS 23 A

Overview of Commercial Insurance; Commercial Property Insurance, Part I; Commercial Property Insurance, Part II; Business Income Insurance

6 P/C

INS 23 B

Commercial Crime and Equipment Breakdown Insurance; Inland and Ocean   Marine Insurance; Commercial General Liability Insurance, Part I; Commercial General Liability Insurance, Part II

6 P/C

INS 23 C

Commercial Auto Insurance; Businessowners Policies and Farm Insurance; Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance; Miscellaneous  Coverages

7 P/C






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Program Tuition:

 AINS Program Members* Nonmembers 
 Per Segment  
 6 hour AINS seminars
 $60.00 $120.00
 7 hour AINS seminars
 $70.00 $140.00

*Must be a member of the Independent Insurance Agents of Maryland to receive member pricing

(If you are taking the exam there is an additional fee of $30)


Exam Guidelines

Upcoming AINS Seminars




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