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At Coterie Insurance, we strive to empower our network of agents and brokers to help them elevate themselves to be a trusted resource for the small business communities and the customers they serve. We know how important and valuable insurance continuing education is for insurance agents to maintain this level of trust and service. We also recognize obtaining this training presents both financial and time restraints that could prevent you from pulling the trigger on signing up for an insurance designation course.
To express our appreciation for the agents and brokers who use Coterie’s small business insurance as a solution for their clients, we’ve created not one, but two new scholarship programs aimed at achieving some of the most sought after nationally recognized designations within the insurance industry.
Currently Coterie has these scholarship programs set to run from Sept. 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 with the hopes of extending them through 2022.
Coterie Insurance’s CIC Scholarship Program
Certified Insurance Counselor, or CIC, is the first insurance continuing education scholarship opportunity available to our agents. By providing support and financial backing for this certification to our agents, we are making a commitment that we will continue to deliver on our promise of speed, service and simplicity, while they in turn demonstrate commitment to their professional excellence and leadership to their customers and communities.
The CIC designation represents dedication on the agent’s part as it requires 100 classroom hours and 5 exams to earn the Certified Insurance Counselor designation. Agents who achieve this designation become part of an elite group of 31,500 insurance professionals armed with some of the best skills and knowledge the industry has to offer.
To take part in this insurance continuing education scholarship program, an agency must write $15,000 in direct written premium with Coterie Insurance. They can then select an agent, CSR, or producer for the CIC Scholarship and Coterie Insurance will pay for the classes of their choosing to obtain their CIC designation.
The best part? This isn’t just a one time thing. If your location meets the $15,000 a month minimum in direct written premium, month after month, your agency can select another recipient for each month that the minimum is met. That means more opportunities to improve your business’s service and empower your agents!
Coterie Insurance’s CISR Scholarship Program
Our second insurance continuing education scholarship opportunity is our CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative) Scholarship Program. As this designation is more entry level, it truly sets the standard for insurance agents in technical training expertise, productivity, responsibilities and client relationships. It represents an agent’s commitment to superior customer service, not only for clients, but for their organization as well.
To qualify for the CISR scholarship opportunity any agency that writes $10,000 in direct written premium a month with Coterie Insurance will qualify to select a recipient of their choosing from their agency to receive this scholarship.
The recipient can select any five classes of their choosing to receive their CISR designation and Coterie Insurance will cover the cost.
Similarly to the CIC Scholarship Program, any agency that hits the $10,000 a month minimum in direct written premiums with Coterie Insurance, month after month, can select another scholarship recipient. More direct written premium, more opportunity for growth for your team!
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Being that these two certifications are the most popular and respected across the insurance industry, Coterie sought to offer a program that delivered an actionable and quantifiable benefit to the agents who write with us.
By alleviating some of these financial burdens for the independent agents who write with Coterie, we can help to empower them and expand their education, all while being able to contribute towards their Continuing Education (CE) credits for the year.
Each of these designations has a direct impact on the agent’s marketability, strengthening their ability to be more productive and confident in their interactions with their commercial customers while representing a commitment to the industry and overall professional excellence in the insurance industry.
We hope your agency and agents are just as excited about Coterie’s Scholarship Programs as we are! We look forward to continuing to provide amazing opportunities such as these that empower agents and brokers to provide solutions for their communities and customers with the best service possible.