Program Business Professional: A New Designation for Program Insurance Professionals!

By Eleanor Harrison Mar28,2024
The Institutes and Target Markets Collaborate on New Business Professional Designation Program

The Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) and The Institutes Knowledge Group have come together to launch a new credential for program insurance professionals known as the Program Business Professional (PBP) designation. This designation will replace the TMPAA’s current Certified Programs Leader (CPL) designation, and is set to launch officially in May during the TMPAA Mid-Year Meeting on May 14.

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.

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.

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

By Eleanor Harrison

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