The Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS) continuing education program was developed to provide an opportunity for insurance agents, brokers, CSRs, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers to gain specialized expertise in agribusiness and farm insurance and risk management. Completing the AFIS certification will ensure that the agent, broker, underwriter, or insurance purchaser understands the most important insurance needs of agribusiness and farms.
EARNING AND MAINTAINING THE CERTIFICATION
To obtain the AFIS certification, you complete five specialized courses on agribusiness and farm risks insurance. Completing the core curriculum qualifies an individual to use the AFIS certification for 12 months. To maintain the AFIS certification, you obtain only 6 hours of approved agribusiness risk and insurance continuing education credit every 12 months and every third year, you obtain those 6 hours by attending an Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference.
There are five required courses to earn the AFIS certification, which can be taken in any order. You must complete a multiple-choice exam for each course.
- Farm Property
- Farm Liability
- Farm Auto, Workers Compensation, and Umbrella Insurance
- Special Farm Property Insurance Lines
- Miscellaneous Farm Insurance Lines
Each course is $99. CE is available for an additional $15/course. These classes are available online. There are no live classes in CO.
TCCO MEMBER DISCOUNT
Contact TCCO to obtain a discount code that will provide a 15% discount per class.
CE FOR COLORADO LICENSES
This CE information is applicable to the online AFIS courses only. You must request CE when you register for each class and pay the $15 fee to get CE.
- Farm Property: approved for 9 CO PC CE
- Farm Liability: approved for 6 CO PC CE
- Farm Auto, Workers Compensation, and Umbrella Insurance: approved for 9 CO PC CE
- Special Farm Property Insurance Lines: approved for 5 CO PC CE
- Miscellaneous Farm Insurance Lines: approved for 7 CO PC CE
To renew your certification, you must complete 6 hours of approved continuing education credit each year. You can take an online reaccreditation course or attend an approved educational event. Every 3 years, AFIS designees must earn their 6 hours of credit by attending an IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference.
OPTIONAL FOUNDATION COURSE
Newcomers to the insurance industry can take this optional introductory course - Foundations of Farm Insurance - to build a solid foundation for future learning.
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