Financial Advisor Designations

Designation: AINS
Designation Full Title: Associate in General Insurance
Definition: The AINS courses provide you with a comprehensive knowledge of insurance principles, practices, policies, and coverages, while the optional electives allow you to focus on areas relevant to your professional goals.

Issuing Organization: The Institutes
Website/URL: http://www.theinstitutes.org/guide/designations/associate-general-insurance-ainsr
Is the designation still offered: Currently offered & recognized by the issuing organization
Is the designation still supported: 
What are the prerequisites? None
What are the requirements to obtain the designation? 3 courses in general insurance +ethics exam or 2 general insurance + ethics and ethics elective
What type of examination is required to complete the designation process? Final Course exam
Is there any ongoing continuing education or other requirements to maintain the designation? None
Where can you check if someone has the designation and if it’s current? None
Does the designation have a complaint process and if so, where can it be found? None
Is there a published list of disciplined designees and if so, where can it be viewed? None
Who is the accreditation through? None
Recommended for: Agents, Brokers, Agency Principals, Producers, Account Managers, Customer Service Representatives
Code of Ethics or Ethics Course? Need classes 331 and 312 access to some free materials w/ account
Length of Time For Completion: 9-15 months