New Credential for Program Insurance Professionals: The Program Business Professional Designation Launches at TMPAA Mid-Year Meeting

The Institutes and Target Markets Collaborate on New Business Professional Designation Program

In May during the TMPAA Mid-Year Meeting, a new credential for program insurance professionals will be launched known as the Program Business Professional (PBP) designation. This designation, which will replace the TMPAA’s current Certified Programs Leader (CPL) designation, is a result of a collaboration between TMPAA and The Institutes Knowledge Group.

The PBP program will comprise of four courses and exams, along with an ethics requirement. Participants in the PBP courses will also be eligible to receive Continuing Education (CE) credits. Gene Abbey, Director of Insurance Education and Services at TMPAA, emphasized that the introduction of the PBP designation reflects their commitment to offering a top-notch educational platform tailored to the dynamic program business landscape.

The collaboration between TMPAA and The Institutes began in 2023, with the PBP designation program integrating program business-specific content and educational courses from The Institutes’ CPCU designation program. This unique blend of courses enables professionals looking to advance their careers in program business to earn credit towards additional Institutes Designations.

Adam Carmichael, CPCU, President of The Institutes Knowledge Group, reinforced their dedication to providing the knowledge and skills necessary for success in program business through the joint development and launch of the Program Business Professional designation with TMPAA. The unveiling of the PBP designation is a significant step towards enhancing the standards of excellence within the program business sector.

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