The PIA of VA & DC is proud to announce the offering of a new training and designation program.  The American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society’s Certified Professional Insurance Agent designation is a first-of-its kind, hands-on, how-to, continuing education-approved insurance designation.

Why is CPIA for you? Because your agency's success comes down to relationships—and CPIA is your building block. If you truly are dedicated to ensuring your independent agency succeeds in today's highly competitive market, consider the CPIA designation.

The CPIA designation aims to fortify your relationship-building techniques. The designation consists of three core CPIA Insurance Success Seminars: CPIA 1—Position for Success; CPIA 2—Implement for Success; and CPIA 3—Sustain Success.  Each course is approved in Virginia for 7 Continuing Education credits.
Download 2018 CPIA Schedule

CPIA courses - $190 PIA member; $215 Non-member

Click here to register online or you may download a registration form.

Click on a topic name below for the course objectives. 

• CPIA 1Position for Success – PIA Training Center, Richmond, VA - 7 CE Credits

• CPIA 2Implement for Success – PIA Training Center, Richmond, VA - 7 CE Credits

• CPIA 3Sustain Success – PIA Training Center, Richmond VA - 7 CE Credits

Note:  A few classes are being held in Winchester, VA in 2018.

Questions?  Please feel free to contact Sheryl Chasse, Director of Education, at 804-264-2582 or via email at

For more information on the CPIA designation, you can visit the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society website at