Changes to the CPCU 500, 520, 530, and 540 online courses.

Changes to the CPCU 500, 520, 530, and 540 online courses.

The Institutes has released new course materials for exams starting in the October – December 2020 testing window. A summary of those changes and how they affect the existing BigDaddy U study materials is listed below.

  • CPCU 500 has been completely changed. The existing BDU study materials that were last updated in 2018 for the 3rd edition textbook cannot be used to prepare for exams taken after September 15, 2020. We plan on releasing updated CPCU 500 study materials in October.

 

  • CPCU 520 has changed very little from the material covered in the 3rd edition textbook. Our existing BDU study materials should prepare you well for the new 520 exam. We will be updating our study materials to reflect the minor changes, but until then you can ignore Module 2 – Learning Objective 8 and Module 9 – Learning Objective 3, which have been removed from the new course material.

 

  • CPCU 530 is almost identical to the 2nd edition textbook that was released in 2019. Our existing BDU study materials should prepare you well for the new 530 exam.

 

  • CPCU 540 has changed quite a bit, but the changes are almost exclusively removal of old material. Our existing BDU study materials should prepare you well for the new 540 exam, but please make note of the following sections which have been removed:
    • Module 1 – Learning Objective 1
    • Module 2 – Learning Objective 1
    • Module 3 – Learning Objective 1
    • Module 5 – Learning Objective 1
    • Module 6 – Learning Objectives 5, 6, 7, & 8
    • Module 8 – Learning Objectives 3, 7, 8, & 9
    • Module 10 – Learning Objective 1
    • Module 11 – Learning Objective 1, 3, & 4
    • Module 12 (removed completely)

We plan on releasing updated 540 study materials in late 2020, but until the new material is ready, the existing study materials can be used with the listed sections omitted.

 

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email help@bigdaddyu.com.

20 Comments
  • Christopher Mohr
    Posted at 15:32h, 07 August Reply

    Should we omit the entirety of Module 12?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 08:05h, 08 August Reply

      It depends on when your exam is, as The Institutes has changed their course materials for exams starting in October.

      If you’ll be taking your exam before September 15, 2020, you’ll need to go through our study materials in their entirety. If you’ll be taking your exam after October 15, 2020, you’ll want to omit Module 12 and all the other individual Learning Objectives listed.

  • Stephanie Anderson
    Posted at 14:08h, 11 August Reply

    Is the new CPCU 540 available yet?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 11:13h, 12 August Reply

      We have not yet updated our CPCU 540 study materials; however, you can use our existing study materials and omit the sections listed above. We will likely have the updated 540 materials ready in October or November.

  • Jasmine Brascom
    Jasmine Brascom
    Posted at 08:41h, 20 August Reply

    My 530 material has two squares around the last two courses. what does this mean?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 12:37h, 20 August Reply

      That was an artifact on the video thumbnail from when we imported the videos into the website. It does not indicate that anything is wrong. We’ll see if we can fix it.

  • Holly Clark
    Holly Clark
    Posted at 15:37h, 20 August Reply

    Why was I just sold CPCU 500 materials if they aren’t any good ?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 09:37h, 21 August Reply

      Some people are still preparing for exams using the 3rd edition textbook, and our existing CPCU 500 study materials are still good for those exams. We have tried to make it very clear on our CPCU 500 product page that the existing material should not be purchased for exams taken after September 15, 2020. We will be happy to either provide you with the updated CPCU 500 material at no additional charge when they are ready or refund your purchase.

  • Apoorva Jumde
    Posted at 09:50h, 01 September Reply

    When can we purchase the latest edition of CPCU 500?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 10:25h, 02 September Reply

      We’re working on updating the CPCU 500 study materials now, and we expect they will be available to order in either late September or early October.

  • Nik
    Posted at 11:55h, 05 September Reply

    Has the 520 course been updated and can it be purchased now to give the exam in October?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 09:20h, 08 September Reply

      We have not yet updated our CPCU 520 study materials. However, the new online CPCU 520 course material is very similar to the previously used 3rd edition textbook, so our existing study materials will still prepare you well for exams in October. If you do purchase the existing 520 study materials and we complete the update while you’re still preparing for your exam, we’ll be happy to provide you with the updated material at no additional cost.

  • Jack Jannuzzo
    Jack Jannuzzo
    Posted at 14:46h, 14 September Reply

    Is the CPCU 540 update going to be released soon?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 09:43h, 15 September Reply

      We don’t have an estimated release date for the updated CPCU 540 study materials at this time, but it will likely be within the next couple months. We will work on the CPCU 540 update after the CPCU 500 update is complete. Until then, the existing CPCU 540 study materials can be used, omitting the sections listed above.

  • Frances Mura
    Posted at 17:38h, 14 September Reply

    How about changes to CPCU 555,556,and 557 after December 2020?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 12:32h, 18 September Reply

      We haven’t yet had a chance to review the changes to the CPCU 555, 556, and 557 courses. We’ll create a separate blog post outlining those changes as soon as we do.

  • Ruth Phillips
    Posted at 08:03h, 15 September Reply

    In CPCU 540 are there no changes to module 12 or is the whole module 12 removed? I am confused by your list. Thank you!

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 09:40h, 15 September Reply

      The old Module 12 has been completely removed. The post has been edited to clarify that. Sorry for the confusion!

  • Dawnn Tackett
    Posted at 10:47h, 15 September Reply

    When will the 540 be updated? I have an exam on OCT 15 and don’t want to waste the money if so much material is missing

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 11:07h, 15 September Reply

      The new 540 course is essentially an abridged version of the previous course. There was no new information added to the course – the sections listed above were in the 3rd edition textbook and have been removed from the new online course. Our existing study materials have everything you need for the new exams. For this reason, we’re focusing on updating CPCU 500 first, as that course has changed completely. We expect to have the CPCU 540 study guide and videos updated within the next couple of months. Until we can edit our CPCU 540 study guide and videos to remove the sections that are no longer relevant, you can use the existing materials and simply skip the sections outlined above.

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