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Benefits of Membership

Membership is an investment in your career! Insurance Professionals offers a community of industry professionals, professional education, and leadership development so members can gain industry knowledge, leadership skills and the confidence to successfully advance in the industry. Insurance Professionals strives to be known as the premier provider of leadership development education to its members.



As a member of IAIP, you will have incredible opportunities to make business contacts with insurance professionals in all lines of insurance throughout the country.

Special Interest Communities   come together with IAIP members from across the country to share ideas, knowledge and questions with those interested in similar aspects of the industry. IAIP’s Special Interest Communities are designed to create a space to meet virtually with other IAIP members sharing the same interests. 

• Participate in open discussion forums 
• Ask questions and crowdsource solutions virtually
• Attend regular meetings for real-time online discussions 
• Discuss and receive career advice and insight
• Attend relevant webinars and education sessions
• Share articles, newsletters and social media findings

• Mentor other insurance professionals within the Community
• Volunteer in Community leadership
• Be a thought leader and engage with members across the country

Mentoring – Mentoring – The opportunity to be matched with an experienced member to serve as your mentor is priceless. The IAIP Mentoring Program is available to all members, including Members at Large (MALs), regardless of their physical location. Areas of focus may include career path coaching, how to “Go All In” with IAIP, networking skills, and leadership development. Not only is mentoring helpful for young, new professionals, it is also a member benefit that can assist more seasoned members with further refining specific skills, learning more about a particular aspect of the insurance industry, gaining a new designation, or learning a new technical skill.

Industry Connections - Expand your circle of business contacts and knowledge through local, council, regional and international activities. The industry connections members make through these opportunities help increase their profitability and productivity.

Scholarships & Awards – Members may compete for a variety of awards on the local, council, regional and international levels. Awards recognize industry excellence and achievement in areas of claims, public speaking, automation and association participation. Members may also apply for over 30 educational scholarships annually from various industry partners.

Industry Publications – Our association magazine, Today's Insurance Professionals, is distributed to all members, keeping them informed on major industry issues and timely articles which help them succeed in their profession. Members also receive our electronic newsletter, The Connections, providing information on association news and exclusive member opportunities.

Career Center – The Career Center helps keep professionals employed in the industry and offers career coaching and resume writing advice from certified specialists.

Global Community – Members are developing a network of insurance professionals at the local, state (council), regional and international levels of the association. Engage in educational programs, attend networking activities, explore professional development opportunities and more. Find a local association near you. See some examples of state (council) and regional IAIP events in your area.



Our leadership training programs combined with opportunities to serve in leadership roles in the organization allow members to successfully advance in the industry.

Professional Development – Thousands of industry professionals have participated in and benefited from our premier communications course, Confidence While Communicating. During ten one-hour sessions, hone your skills in public speaking through delivery of prepared and impromptu speeches.

Certified Leadership Program – The Certified Leadership Program is a premier learning program aimed at developing essential leadership skills for career development. Individuals completing the entire program are eligible to apply for the Certified Leadership Professional (CLP) designation.



Professional Education Programs – You will be more valuable to your company because of the benefits gained from belonging to IAIP. Our professional development programs cover communication and professional skills, selling techniques, mentoring, and industry specific programs ranging from policy coverage to policy exclusions and limitations often overlooked or misunderstood by both agents and clients.

Professional Designations – Members have the opportunity to earn exclusive professional designations: Certified Insurance Industry Professional (CIIP) and Diversified Advance Education (DAE). Designations provide tangible evidence of educational achievement, industry commitment and association involvement.

Online Education – Members have exclusive access to monthly webinars on relevant industry topics throughout the year.


Online CE Program – Members have access to online continuing education courses covering a variety of industry topics.


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