The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (CPCU) Society is a community of credentialed property and casualty insurance professionals who promote excellence through ethical behavior and continuing education.
The Society's nearly 28,000 members hold the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation, which requires passing rigorous undergraduate- and graduate-level examinations, meeting experience requirements, and agreeing to be bound by a strict code of professional ethics.
Founded in 1944, the CPCU Society's mission is to "meet the career development needs of a diverse membership of professionals who have earned the CPCU designation, so that they may serve others in a competent and ethical manner."
The CPCU Society offers tremendous opportunities that will help you propel your career to new heights. It also works hard to spread the message about the value of the CPCU designation to the industry and the public.
The Bayou Chapter of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters was founded over 30 years ago to serve the needs of members in the Baton Rouge area, as well as points west to Lafayette and Lake Charles. The Bayou Chapter strives to provide educational opportunities to the membership (as well as the insurance industry as a whole) through monthly meetings (9 meetings per year) and the annual I-Day. The Chapter also regularly makes available study group sessions for those preparing for various designations available through the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (see the Education section of this website). The Bayou Chapter also contributes to the community through various civic activities. To become a member of the Bayou Chapter, please contact any of the officers and chairpersons for additional information.
What it means to be a CPCU…
A “CPCU” or Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter,
is an insurance professional who has earned the CPCU designation. CPCUs are considered the standard setters of the insurance industry. In order to achieve this prestigious designation, insurance professionals must meet certain requirements in the following areas:
CPCUs pass national exams on topics including insurance law, accounting, risk management, and ethics. CPCUs continually update their base of insurance expertise by participating in technical and professional development workshops and seminars.
CPCUs promise to abide by a Code of Professional Ethics, placing their clients’ needs before their own.
CPCUs meet an experience requirement to become a CPCU and have proven insurance expertise and knowledge.
For more information on becoming a CPCU, visit the American Institute for CPCU’s web site.