How BigDaddy U is responding to the changes to the CPCU exams

How BigDaddy U is responding to the changes to the CPCU exams

 

 

How is the CPCU program changing?

 

The Institutes has changed the requirements for the CPCU designation and released new course materials for all of their CPCU courses. While the course numbers are staying the same, the course names have changed and consequently the new course materials are labeled as 1st editions. To keep things straight going forward, we’ll use the phrases “new 2023 edition” and “old 2020 edition.”

 

If you are taking an exam before September 15, 2023, you can continue to use the existing BDU study materials for any CPCU exam. All of our CPCU study materials were updated in 2020 or 2021 and correspond to the old 2020 edition CPCU exams. CPCU exams taken after October 15, 2023 will cover the new 2023 edition courses.

 

Below is a chart comparing the old and new CPCU program requirements:

 

Old Program New Program
Core Courses 500
520
530
540
500
520
530
540
550

Concentration Courses

 

Commercial Lines: 551
552
553
Commercial Lines: 551
552
 -OR-  -OR-
Personal  Lines: 555
556
557
Personal  Lines: 555
556

 

 

If you have questions about what courses you need to take, you can check out The Institutes CPCU FAQ page or reach out to their customer service team directly.

 

 

Will BDU release updated study materials for the new 2023 edition courses?

 

We will be updating all of our CPCU study materials, but it will take some time to get through updating all eight new 2023 edition courses and develop study materials for the brand new CPCU 550 exam.

 

At this time, we don’t have a precise estimate for when each set of BDU study materials will be updated. We’ve started updating CPCU 500, and we’ll work through the courses in numerical order. As we start working on the study material updates for each new 2023 edition course, we’ll create a blog post outlining those changes. As it stands, we hope to have the updated study materials for the core courses updated by the end of 2023 or in early 2024. The updates to the concentration courses will come after that.

 

If you have any questions or need any further clarification, please reach out to us by sending an email to help@bigdaddyu.com.

 

CPCU® is a trademark of the American Institute For Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, d/b/a The Institutes. BigDaddy U is not affiliated or associated with The Institutes in any way, and The Institutes do not endorse, approve, support, or otherwise recognize BigDaddy U or its products or services.

 

 

14 Comments
  • Gabriel Mayfield
    Gabriel Mayfield
    Posted at 00:58h, 09 August Reply

    so if I use the courses with BDU, where do I go for the exams for each course

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 13:41h, 09 August Reply

      We sell study materials that help you prepare for your CPCU exams. The CPCU courses and exams are administered by The Institutes. You have to take the exams through The Institutes.

  • Cindy Ramkissoon
    Cindy Ramkissoon
    Posted at 13:55h, 04 September Reply

    CPCU 520 maybe in Oct?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 13:36h, 05 September Reply

      We don’t have a good estimate right now for when our CPCU 520 study materials will be updated, but it’s unlikely they’ll be ready in October 2023. They may be done by the end of the year.

  • Catherine Adcock
    Catherine Adcock
    Posted at 11:22h, 02 October Reply

    Do you know how different the 540 2020 version is versus the 2023?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 13:08h, 03 October Reply

      We do not know right now, but we expect to have a review of the differences written up in a blog post next week.

  • Jingying Zhou
    Jingying Zhou
    Posted at 15:08h, 07 December Reply

    Do you offer any study material AU 60–Evaluating Commercial Underwriting Risks?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 10:15h, 11 December Reply

      Unfortunately, we do not have study materials for any of the AU courses.

  • SC
    Posted at 15:22h, 20 December Reply

    Any idea when any of the following course will be completed?

    CPCU 551, 552 or 530

    As well as any of the electives.

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 08:59h, 21 December Reply

      While we don’t have a precise timeline for when the update to each course will be done, the update to CPCU 530 will likely come in early 2024 and 551 and 552 in mid 2024. We don’t currently have plans to develop study materials for any of the CPCU electives.

  • Sal Crespo
    Posted at 15:17h, 18 January Reply

    I am considering not waiting for the CPCU 530 update. I read in one of your article that not much has change in this particular exam. I recently completed my ARM without a re-test and want to continue moving forward with the least waste of time as possible. Please advise.

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 09:55h, 19 January Reply

      We have not yet seen the new CPCU 530 course materials, so we cannot advise on how much has changed. We have read from other sources that the majority of the new course content comes from the previous version, so it is likely you’ll be fine using our existing 530 study materials to prepare for the new exam. Our money-back guarantee stands, so if you choose to order our current 530 study materials, and you decide they’re not worth it, you can send us an email requesting a refund.

  • Sal Crespo
    Posted at 21:39h, 09 February Reply

    Any idea when the new version CPCU 530 will be available?

    • Elizabeth White
      Elizabeth White
      Posted at 09:28h, 13 February Reply

      We don’t have a precise estimate right now, but it’s likely the updated CPCU 530 study materials will be ready in April or May 2024.

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