“I had worked at the Kansas Insurance Department for about one year when I found the NAIC Designation Program. Because I was new to the regulation of insurance, I quickly enrolled in the APIR Designation courses and began my journey through the NAIC classes. I really enjoyed the online course atmosphere and one of the highlights for me was being able to actively discuss the coursework with other regulators across the country taking the same class. I completed the PIR Designation and look forward to starting the SPIR coursework this year. Thank you to the NAIC for offering a respected and trusted Designation Program as well as to Commissioner Selzer for his support in his staff’s education endeavors.”
Kansas Insurance Department
First row left to right: Diane Ray, Amir Beshara, Gale Simon (Assistant Commissioner), Richard J. Badolato (Acting Commissioner), Amal Mechaiel
Second row left to right: Marquita Johnson, Brendan Peppard (Assistant Commissioner), Melissa Burro, Peter Hartt (Director of Insurance), Kristine Maurer (Assistant Director), Steven P. Kerner, Jr (Assistant Commissioner).
Third row left to right: Nakia Reid, Olukemi Sotimehin, Eric Campbell
Fourth row left to right: Erik McDermott, Gayatri Hariharan, Matthew Hummel, Michael Gill, Jessica Busse, Thomas Herriger, Donna Laut
"As Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, I am proud to recognize the dedication and significant achievement of many in our Department for their successful completion of the NAIC's Insurance Regulator Professional Designation Program. Their hard work demonstrates a sincere desire to become even better professional insurance regulators by growing their base of knowledge and expertise through this NAIC program. Through our Department's experience, we have learned that the Insurance Regulator Professional Designation Program can benefit insurance regulators in every stage of their career through its well-designed curriculum and the invaluable opportunities to learn from respected insurance regulatory experts throughout the nation. The program is an amazing resource for all insurance departments, and I encourage other states to take advantage of the benefits it will provide to your regulators and your department as a whole."
Richard J. Badolato, Acting Commissioner New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance
Welcome to the NAIC’s Professional Designation Program! Designed to provide state insurance regulators at all staff levels with an opportunity for professional growth through completion of specific educational requirements, the NAIC-sponsored professional designation will recognize your expertise in insurance regulation. Three levels of designations are available: Associate Professional in Insurance Regulation (APIR), Professional in Insurance Regulation (PIR), and Senior Professional in Insurance Regulation (SPIR). Download the Policies and Procedures to learn more.
"I am excited about NAIC's Insurance Regulator Professional Designation Program and the great potential it has to support states' efforts to develop future generations of regulators and regulatory leaders. The design of the program fosters growth at all stages of a regulator's career, from their initial months as a state insurance department employee all the way through their advancement to new levels of responsibility - or wherever their career in insurance regulation takes them.
There is a lot for new commissioners and their teams to discover about NAIC’s Designation Program, whether they are looking for a solid way in which to on-board staff, or a way to bolster their department’s skills in anticipation of regulatory changes ahead. I encourage regulators to learn more about the program and get involved. It’s a great resource for all of us.”
Laura N. Cali
Oregon Insurance Commissioner and NAIC Designation Advisory Board Chair