State insurance departments and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) formally recognize the professional designations developed and awarded by the Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society:
- Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE®)
- Certified Insurance Examiner (CIE®)
- Certified Insurance Consumer Service Representative (CICSR®)
- Market Conduct Management (MCM®)
- Advanced Market Conduct Management (AMCM®)
AIE® and CIE®
The Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE®) and Certified Insurance Examiner (CIE®) designations are awarded to IRES General and Individual Sustaining Members who meet the established minimum education and employment requirements, in one of three primary fields of insurance (Property & Casualty; Life Annuities; or Health).
The Certified Insurance Consumer Service Representative (CICSR®) designation is designed for both regulators and industry, building on an educational commitment for insurance consumer/customer service and market regulation. An insurance professional who has been awarded a CICSR® designation has at least two years of full time experience with an insurance regulatory agency (includes regulatory contractors) or in the insurance industry.
The Market Conduct Management (MCM®) designation program is designed to provide hands-on training for regulators and insurance industry professionals on how to efficiently and effectively manage market conduct examinations and to promote the interests of insurance regulators. It is a unique and practical program designed both for the experienced professional and those wishing to enhance their regulatory and compliance career.
The Advanced Market Conduct Management (AMCM®) is considered to be the “master degree” of MCM®. Open to IRES members who have held an MCM® designation for at least two years, the AMCM® designation is achieved through a three-hour class designed to use the techniques of the MCM® program to promote the interests of insurance regulators by combining class discussion along with the hands-on approach of case studies.