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Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS)

The Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS®) continuing education program was developed to provide an opportunity for insurance agents, brokers, customer service representatives, 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 agribusinesses and farms.

$99  per course

At only $99 each, you can take all five core courses and earn the AFIS certification for only $495!

Insurance CE Credit available for $15 more

Discounts Available

The Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS®) program is a specialized curriculum focusing on the insurance and risk management needs of agribusinesses and farms. Those who complete the program are entitled to display the AFIS certification to certify their knowledge of agribusiness and farm insurance and risk management and their dedication to the industry.

To obtain the AFIS certification, you complete five specialized courses on agribusiness and farm risks and insurance. 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. The AFIS program is brought to you by IRMI, the leader in risk management and insurance research and education for more than 30 years.

 

AFIS Establishes Credibility and Dedication

 

The AFIS continuing education program was developed to provide an opportunity for insurance agents, brokers, customer service representatives, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers to gain specialized expertise in agribusiness and farm insurance and risk management. Obtaining the AFIS certification will increase the competence, confidence, and credibility of insurance professionals who sell or underwrite insurance for agribusinesses and farms. Completing the AFIS certification will ensure that the agent, broker, consultant, or in-house risk manager or insurance purchaser understands the most important insurance needs of agribusinesses and farms. A client who buys insurance from an AFIS certification holder will know he or she is dealing with someone who is committed to the agribusiness industry. Agribusiness and farm insurance buyers who obtain the certification will have the knowledge to make wiser insurance and risk management decisions. Join the AFIS LinkedIn group, or search the AFIS Broker Directory.


Curriculum and Continuing Education Requirement

The core curriculum is composed of five basic- to intermediate-level insurance and risk management continuing education courses directly focused on the unique needs of agribusinesses and farms. Completing the core curriculum qualifies an individual to use the AFIS certification for 12 months. To maintain the certification, the AFIS certification holder must complete only 6 hours of AFIS continuing education credit every 12 months thereafter. Every third year, those 6 hours must be obtained by attending an Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference.

Benefits of the AFIS Certification


Recognition
With the AFIS certification behind your name, you are recognized as an expert on the insurance and risk management needs of agribusiness and farm operations.

Information
An AFIS certification provides you with the training, continuing education, and 24x7 access to resources you need to stay on top of industry trends.

Discounts
An AFIS certification entitles you to various discounts on conferences, webinars, and online courses.

Networking
An AFIS certification provides you access to fellow industry experts through exclusive online communities.

Anyone who designs, sells, buys, or underwrites agribusiness and farm insurance programs should consider taking the AFIS program. You should strongly consider the AFIS continuing education program if you are a(n):

  • Insurance agent or broker
  • Customer service representative
  • Risk manager or insurance manager
  • Chief financial officer, controller, or other executive who buys insurance
  • Insurance underwriter or adjuster
  • Risk and insurance consultant
  • Safety and risk control professional
  • Surplus lines broker
  • Attorney dealing with agribusiness and farm issues
There are discounts available for IIABA members and bulk purchases of more than 50 AFIS programs. You can purchase them on behalf of your colleagues or your clients. Insurers may wish to purchase them as a benefit for their top agents. Discounts apply to orders of 50 or more courses. We can prepare custom vouchers with your logo to use as gifts for your staff, preferred agents, or clients at no additional cost! For more information, phone us toll free at (800) 827–4242 (in Dallas, 972–960–7693) and ask for IRMI Client Services.



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Required Courses

To earn the AFIS certification, there are five required courses, which can be completed in any order. You can take them online, take the course study at the Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference for each of the AFIS parts, or a combination of both.

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Reaccreditation

To renew your AFIS certification, you must complete 6 hours of approved continuing education credit each year. You can

  1. take an online reaccreditation course (one of the core courses you may want as a refresher or the Agricultural Insurance and Risk Management course) or
  2. attend an approved educational event.
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IRMI EJV Conferences

Every 3 years, AFIS designees must earn their 6 hours of credit by attending an IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference.

2017 Conference schedule available now.




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