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 continue 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 are the leading provider of risk management and insurance education and resources, serving people and organizations globally through our ecosystem of 19 brands and affiliates. We empower people and organizations to make better decisions, serve those in need, and embrace the future of risk.


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


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.


The CPCU Society is formed for professional networking.


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


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


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


The IRC becomes a division of the IIA.


AICPCU and IIA are rebranded as The Institutes and become the foundation for The Institutes diverse group of affiliates today.


CEU.com is acquired by The Institutes.


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


The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative® is created.


Affiliated with:

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


Affiliated with:

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


Affiliated with:

  • The Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I)

The Institutes Agent & Broker Group is created.


Formed the Catastrophe Resiliency Council™.


Launched the Black Insurance Industry Collective (BIIC).


Affiliated with:

  • The Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (IASA)