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  • Professional Designations

  • Each one of our skilled agents is fully licensed in property/casualty and life insurance, and strives to be your chosen insurance advisor by participating in these continuing education programs. With this guide, you can learn exactly what all of those acronyms by each agent’s name means and figure out how Farm Bureau Insurance can help you! 

     ChFC - Chartered Financial Consultant
    The Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) program offers financial planners in-depth knowledge necessary to provide comprehensive financial planning for clients. Those who earn this designation have learned an organized way to collect and analyze information on a client's total financial situation. They also know how to formulate, implement, and monitor a comprehensive plan to achieve the client's goals.

    CIC - Certified Insurance Counselor
    Through the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) program, experienced insurance professionals gain comprehensive, technical information about all phases of life and property/casualty insurance. In order to display the CIC designation, agents must commit to participating in an on-going educational program.

    CLU - Chartered Life Underwriter
    The Huebner School of The American College administers the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) program. The CLU curriculum provides insight into the life insurance business, its importance to the economy, its operation and distribution systems, and its importance for safe and secure investments. It provides in-depth knowledge of the skills needed to help clients with their insurance and other financial concerns.

    CPCU - Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriter
    The Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation program provides a broad range of insurance, risk management, and general topics, building on a foundation of ethical principles and systematic analysis of insurance contracts.

    CSA - Certified Senior Advisor
    A Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) has completed an educational program that provides a broad-based knowledge of the health, social and financial issues that are important to seniors, and the dynamics of how these factors work together in seniors' lives.

    FIC - A Fraternal Insurance Counselor
    A Fraternal Insurance Counselor program provides life insurance, ethics in the industry, and business insurance and estate planning concepts.

    FSS – Financial Services Specialist
    A Financial Services Specialist (CSA) designation program provides the tools to give the best recommendations regarding overall financial situations, values and other financial needs

    LIC - Licensed Insurance Counselor
    A Licensed Insurance Counselor (LIC) has passed an exam, demonstrating that he/she possesses a reasonable understanding of the provisions, terms, and conditions of the various life insurance products. He/she agrees to act in good faith and to possess a good business reputation and good moral character.

    LUTCF - Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow
    The Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designation program provides insurance agents with insurance information that helps them to identify insurance needs and match them with the proper product. The designation symbolizes concern for clients. It establishes professional credentials, marks commitment to a code of ethics, and leads to further professional development.

    MBA - Masters of Business Administration
    A Master's degree in Business Administration introduces the student to accounting, finance, marketing, human resources, operations and management.

    RFC - Registered Financial Consultant
    A Registered Financial Consultant is a financial planner who has met the high standards of education, experience and integrity.


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