Purpose/Mission Statement
The Insurance Education Association serves the community by creating and delivering professional development and continuing 
education in workers’ compensation, disability management and risk 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 with national outreach 
across the United States.

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

The Insurance Education 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.