Financial Advisor Designations

Designation: API
Designation Full Title: Associate in Personal Insurance
Definition: The Associate in Insurance Services, or AIS, designation indicates that the holder has demonstrated knowledge of the insurance industry, insurance principles and practices, as well as insurance contracts and how they should be managed.

Issuing Organization: The Institutes
Website/URL: http://www.theinstitutes.org/guide/designations/accredited-adviser-insurance-aai
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? Complete API 28 +29, INS 21 + 21 or API 28, CPCU 555 +556
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
Customer service representatives
Claim adjusters
Line of business managers
Personal lines underwriters
Code of Ethics or Ethics Course? Ethics 311 and 312 may access material 311 fro free w/ account
Length of Time For Completion: 12-18 months intermediate