Purpose/Mission Statement

The Insurance Educational Association is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. We serve the community by creating and delivering professional development and continuing education in risk, insurance and disability management.


IEA traces its history to our predecessor organization, “The Fire Underwriters Association of the Pacific” (FUAP) created in 1876 in San Francisco, CA after the post Gold Rush building boom.  Its stated purpose was the promotion of harmony and good practice month among the claims adjusting profession.

Over time, we became an all industry, all-lines organization and adopted the name – Insurance Educational Association.

Today, we are committed to providing professional development to a changing workforce with changing needs.  IEA offers a myriad of courses, seminar, and On-Demand training to meet our students where they are and help them reach their goals.

There is no doubt that we have served hundreds of thousands of students over the years in multiple countries and continents.  We are proud of our contribution to better risk analysis and high operating standards in the industry.

What we are known for

IEA has created numerous proprietary designations including the Workers’ Compensation Claims Professional (WCCA/P) now offered through The Institutes, the Certified Professional in Disability (CPDM) and the Claims Practitioner in Workers’ Compensation (CPWC).

We specialize in Workers’ Compensation, Disability Management and Property/Casualty Risk Management.

We are also the first to produce Soft Skills Training tailored to our industry.


The Insurance Educational Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.