University Program

One of the primary goals of The National Alliance Research Academy is to introduce young professionals to the insurance and risk management industry. To assist in this effort, The Academy has worked diligently to pioneer new relationships with universities across America.

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University Coursework Currently, The Academy offers aspiring young professionals the opportunity to use approved university insurance and risk management coursework to obtain credit toward the distinguished Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) or Certified Risk Manager (CRM) designations.

Depending on the course, students whom successfully complete approved university coursework will receive credit for one part of either the CIC or CRM designation. Participating students are then given the opportunity to receive an additional part of the CIC or CRM by studying and using their knowledge to complete and pass a proctored exam. Upon passing the approved coursework and proctored exam, students will have achieved two parts of the corresponding designation.

At this point, participants will also obtain a uniquely different designation that The National Alliance has to offer. Depending on the coursework chosen, the participant will receive either the University Associate Certified Insurance Counselor (UACIC) or University Associate Certified Risk Manager (UACRM) designation. These two designations were created to give young professionals recognition for their hard work while also giving them a distinct advantage when entering the insurance and risk management workforce.

UACIC Conferment Ceremony Video at University of Central Arkansas

ACES—Advanced Continuing Education Series

The ACES Series—Advanced in-house education for corporate clients. Your organization can establish high levels of learning, sustain continuous improvement, and chart your company’s path to lasting employee achievement.
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ACES is designed especially for corporate clients and delivers customized advanced insurance and risk management education at your facility, providing an unprecedented opportunity for your personnel to get concentrated technical knowledge on specific coverages and endorsements in a dynamic team-building setting.

Embed key insurance practices and strategies into the culture of your team with our guidance. Designed by industry subject matter experts, our programs and courses offer the perfect option for corporate clients looking to develop a long-term plan tailored to meet their company’s strategic goals.

  • Your team can learn from and interact with nationally recognized faculty.
  • 16-hour programs are customized to fit your corporate needs and market focus.
  • We can deliver programs from a list of offered subjects or on topics specifically requested by your team.
  • In-house topics are available at various levels of instruction from basic to advanced.

Sample Niche Markets List

  • Advanced Risk Management
  • Contractors
  • Cyber Risk
  • Executive Risk
  • Food and Beverage
  • Claims Management
  • Agency Management/Ethics
  • Financial Institutions
  • Healthcare Providers
  • Large Commercial
  • Truckers
  • Super Management
  • Life and Benefits

Sample Insurance and Risk Management Topics

  • Advanced P&C;
  • Personal LInes, Advanced
  • Commercial LInes, Advanced
  • Commercial Multilines
  • CRM Risk Management Courses
  • Advanced Risk Management Courses
  • Life and Health
  • Surety
  • Management and Sales Training

William T. Hold Seminars

William T. Hold Seminars offer specialty topics that expand and support the CISR and CSRM program curricula.
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These seminars, named in Dr. William T. Hold’s honor, cover more than forty essential topics—personal lines, commercial lines, life and health, and risk management, plus specialty topics, such as Insuring “Toys” and Liquor Liability, and advanced topics, like EPL. These seminars:

  • provide instruction from expert insurance and risk management professionals,
  • include specific curricula, policy, and forms to meet everyday agency needs,
  • deliver technical content with practical applications and scenarios taken from cases handled by faculty,
  • act as informative resources for CISR and CSRM updates to support and expand insurance and risk management knowledge, and
  • are open to all insurance professionals.

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