CPCU Prep Course

CPCU Prep Course

  • $ 595.00
    Unit price per 

For those new to the insurance industry, or for experienced employees who wish to enhance their competencies and work profile, achieving the CPCU designation has long been a gold standard in insurance.

St. John’s Tobin Center for Executive Education (the Center) has long offered CPCU exam preparation courses in an instructor-led classroom format. With the current environment precluding face-to-face programs, but still recognizing that many exam-takers want to enrich their experience through instructor-led discussion and insight, starting in Fall 2020, the Center will offer CPCU Exam Preparation courses in a virtual, remote, instructor-led format.

The virtual classes will review each assignment of the Institutes' newly revised online CPCU courses. The program will first cover the core courses in sequence:

CPCU 500: Managing Evolving Risks (formerly Foundations of Risk Management and Insurance)

CPCU 520: Connecting the Business of Insurance Operations (formerly Insurance Operations)

CPCU 530: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Insurance (formerly Business Law for Insurance Professionals)

CPCU 540: Impacting the Bottom Line of Insurance Financials (formerly Finance and Accounting for Insurance Professionals)

Format of Program

Each virtual class will run for approximately an hour, generally on Wednesdays, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM, starting in early September 2020. Each session will focus on one assignment, or chapter, of the materials. There will typically be ten classes for each CPCU Exam preparation course, with the final class focusing on a practice exam.

Weekly Program Class Dates: September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, November 4th and 12th. 


Steven Isenburg, MBA, CPCU, Director, Learning and Development, Starr Companies, will be course leader for CPCU 500, the first course in the CPCU series. Steve has taught many CPCU exam preparation courses for the Center over the years and is a past president of the New York CPCU Chapter.

Pricing and registration
The cost for enrolling in the virtual course will be $595 per participant, excluding the cost of enrolling in The Institutes' online program, and the cost of taking the exam itself in a testing center or online facility. Participating students will need to obtain the program materials directly from The Institutes.

Certificate of Completion
Following the completion of each CPCU exam preparation course, The Center will provide a St. John’s University Certificate of Completion to each course taker.

For further information, including dates and pricing, contact Herb Chain, Executive Director, at chainh@stjohn’s.edu or (718) 990-3974, or Larry Pistell, Senior Associate Director of Corporate & Industry Relations, at pistelll@stjohns.edu or (212) 284-8581.