Certified Insurance Wholesaler

Overview

A person who wishes to obtain the CIW designation must complete 120 education hours and submit a project designed to demonstrate the individual's knowledge and expertise in the wholesale insurance field. The Director of Education and the Accreditation committee will approve the project idea and the Accreditation Committee will evaluate the completed work for acceptability.

How Do I Qualify?

Of the 120 required hours, a minimum of 72 hours must be earned from AAMGA University Courses and can be earned in the classroom or online. Credit is allowed for prior educational activities, as well. Please see the application for full details. Once the hours are achieved, a final project of your choice, to be approved by the Accreditation Chair, is required. The project will be published on this website and should be relevant to the membership. Ideas for final projects can include:

  • Research and write White paper
  • Develop and teach a course
  • Develop a program such as Orientation, Mentoring or Coaching
  • Develop a strategic document (Sales, Growth, Marketing, etc.)
  • Submit your own idea to Jeff Henry, Director of Education (jeff@aamga.org), for approval.

Current Certified Insurance Wholesalers (CIW)*

AAMGA members that have achieved the coveted designation of Certified Insurance Wholesalers are:

  • Scott M. Anderson, CIW, Concorde General Agency, Inc.
  • TC Anderson, IV, AIS, ASLI, CIW, RPS Scottsdale
  • Jon C. Barton, CIW, CIC, Surplus Line Managers, CMGA
  • Chris Behymer, CIW, CPCU, ASLI, Markel - West/Scottsdale
  • Thomas Berry, CIC, CIW, RPS Scobie Group, CMGA
  • Kurt C. Bingeman, CIW, Russell Bond & Co., Inc., CMGA
  • John R. Black, CIW, W. E. Love & Assoc., Inc., CMGA
  • Tonya Burris, CPCU, ASLI, CIC, CIW, Johnson & Johnson, Inc., CMGA
  • Edwin J. Calabrese, CIC, CIW, AAMGA Past President
  • Vera Ellen Carter, CIW, AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
  • R. C. Chaffin, CIW, SeaCoast Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
  • Shawn Chaffin, CIW, SeaCoast Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
  • Lisa Daniel, CIW, AU, ASLI, AIS, AINS, Century Insurance Group
  • Rhonda Daugherty, CIW, Creative Underwriters Corporation, CMGA
  • Brent Davis, CIW, Texas Specialty Underwriters
  • Paul Davis, CIW, Texas Specialty Underwriters
  • Kerry P. Dillard, CIW, Bloss & Dillard, Inc., CMGA
  • Wesley C. Duesenberg, Jr., CIW, Southern Insurance Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
  • Tripp Duesenberg, CIW, Southern Insurance Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
  • Helen Feygin, CIW, Metcom Excess, CMGA
  • Wayne G. Forest, Sr., CIW, Forest Insurance Facilities, Inc., CMGA
  • Danny Gendusa, CIW, RPS Covington, CMGA
  • Robert S. Giles, CIW, RPS Scobie Group, CMGA
  • Colleen Giles-Harris, CIW, CIC, RPS Scobie Group, CMGA
  • Anthony Glotzbach, CIW, Scobie Group New Albany, CMGA
  • Preston H. Gough, Jr., CIW, Southern Cross Underwriters, CMGA
  • James 'Flip' Hogan, Jr., CIW, AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
  • Joseph P. Hutelmyer, CIW, AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
  • Liam Hutelmyer, CIW, AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
  • Anna Maria Kizer, CIW, Myron F. Steves & Company, CMGA
  • Jim Kranzberg, CIW, Bell & Clements Ltd.
  • Jennifer Larsen Jensen, CIW, CIC, Erickson-Larsen, Inc.
  • Daisy Lasky, CIW, Green Mountain Agency, Inc., CMGA
  • Edward Levy, CIW, Risk Placement Services, Inc.
  • John H. Love, CIW, W. E. Love & Associates, Inc., CMGA
  • Len LoVullo, CIW, LoVullo Associates, Inc., CMGA
  • Rosemarie Marshall, CIW, AmWINS Brokerage of Texas
  • Francis J. Mastowski, CIW, Jimcor Agencies, CMGA
  • Mark Maucere, CIW, AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
  • David Miller, CIW, CPCU, W. A. Schickedanz Agency, Inc., CMGA
  • Vicki Minor, CIW, AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
  • Ronnie C. Moore, CIW, AAMGA Past President
  • Eileen Muller, CIW, Maxum Specialty Insurance Group
  • Matthew Mundelius, CIW, Union General Insurance Services
  • Gary Peterson, CIW, ASLI, Chris-Leef General Agency, CMGA
  • Kevin Prast, CIW, Continental Agency of Connecticut, Inc.
  • Tom Rogan, CIW, AAMGA Past President
  • Gary Romay, CIW, Scottsdale Insurance Company
  • Mark A. Rothert, CIW, Rothert Insurance, CMGA
  • James Ryan, CIW, Market Finders Insurance Corp., CMGA
  • Ralph Sabbagh, CIW, ASLI, General Star Management Co.
  • Robert A. Schneider, CIW, RPS Minneapolis, CMGA
  • Peter B. Scobie, CIW, RPS Scobie Group, CMGA
  • Darlene Setters, CIW, Creative Underwriters Corporation, CMGA
  • Libby Smith, CIW, AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
  • Veronica Smith, CIW, Myron F. Steves & Company, CMGA
  • Fred B. Steves, CIW, Myron F. Steves & Company, CMGA
  • Kathy Suhm, CIW, Nautilus Insurance Group
  • Coryn Thalmann, CIC, CIW, Jimcor Agencies, CMGA
  • Danielle S. Wade, CIW, CPCU, CIC, Jackson Sumner & Associates
  • Colin Wills, CIW, Bloss & Dillard, Inc., CMGA
  • Brad F. Wood, CIW, ASLI, AU, Specialty Risk Associates, Inc., CMGA
  • John F. Wood, III, CIW, CIC, Specialty Risk Associates, Inc., CMGA
  • Gwen Young, CIW, MUSIC

                * CIW and CWIS Designations combined in 2008

      Click here to download the CIW Designation Application

      Click here to download the CIW Final Project Guidelines

      Certified Insurance Wholesaler Project White Papers