Insurance Proficiency Certificate

Protect Against the Unexpected

Want to help the people in your community protect their assets and take precautionary measures to ensure the longevity and wellbeing of their homes, cars and family finances? In just 16 credits you can join the lucrative field of insurance sales. Entry-level insurance sales positions do not require an associate or undergraduate degree, making this program perfect for those who wish to quickly enter the workforce. That said, this program can also be the perfect supplement for those already in the workforce who wish to shift into a new role or use this information to improve their performance in their current role.  

Students will learn about how to determine loss exposure as well as how to identify, describe, and evaluate insurance on cars, homes and other kinds of property, excluding medical insurance. With two pathways you can focus on finances or data analysis with the possibility for students to focus on real estate.  


Career Options


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Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks – est. salary $49,515
Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars
 est. salary $66,429
Medical Records Specialists – est. salary $49,006

**EMSI Data, 2022; The greater Philadelphia region; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher. 

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Insurance Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.
Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
FIN 151 - Risk Management and Insurance 3 credits    
FIN 155 - Property and Liability Insurance 3 credits    
FIN 160 - Personal Insurance 3 credits    
FIN 165 - Commercial Insurance 3 credits    
Insurance Pathway (choose one Pathway):

Pathway I:
ACCT 101 - Financial Accounting

Pathway II (select two courses):
ECON 112 - Statistics I or
ECON 120 - Introduction to Business Analytics or
RE 101 - Real Estate Fundamentals
4 or 6 credits Pathway I is shorter in length and focuses on finance.

Pathway II focuses on data analysis and supports students interested in property and the real estate market.


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