History

 
 
 
 

The trusted partner for risk management and insurance knowledge

Risk management and insurance are fundamental to all aspects of society and especially economic innovation. That’s why, more than 110 years ago, a group of insurance leaders created an educational not-for-profit based on the simple idea that providing knowledge and resources to those interested in property-casualty insurance would better serve all who rely on risk management and insurance services.

From this focused beginning, The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group continues to evolve to meet the changing risk management and insurance education and resource needs of each generation, keeping the simple idea of sharing knowledge at the core of what we do.

Today, The Institutes Knowledge Group is the leading provider of risk management and insurance education and resources, serving people and organizations globally through our ecosystem of 18 brands and affiliates.  We empower people and organizations to make better decisions, serve those in need, and embrace the future of risk.

1909

The Insurance Institute of America (IIA) is created as a not-for-profit forum for insurance education.

1942

The Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) designation is created, and the American Institute for Property and Liability Underwriters, Inc. (AIPLU) is formed under the leadership of academics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

1944

The CPCU Society is formed for professional networking.

1952

The IIA and the AIPLU combine operations and integrate education programs but maintain separate identities.

1977 

The Insurance Research Council (IRC) is created to provide independent public policy research.

1992

The AIPLU becomes the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters (AICPCU®).

1998

The IRC becomes a division of the IIA.

2009

AICPCU and IIA are rebranded as The Institutes and become the foundation for The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group.

2010

CEU.com is acquired by The Institutes Knowledge Group.

2012

The CPCU Society joins as an affiliate.
The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation is welcomed as an affiliate.

2017

The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative® is created.

2018

Affiliated with:

  • CLM
  • Claims Pages
  • International Insurance Society
  • Insurance Development Forum

2019

Affiliated with:

  • Pacific Insurance Conference
  • Risk & Insurance Group
  • The National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo®
  • National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo
  • Insurance Thought Leadership

2020

Affiliated with:

  • The Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I)

The Institutes Agent & Broker Group is created.

2021

Formed the Catastrophe Resiliency Council™.

2022

Launched the Black Insurance Industry Collective (BIIC).