International Center for Captive Insurance Education



Welcome to the home page for the International Center for Captive Insurance Education (ICCIE -- pronounced "I SEE"). Born in the summer of 2004, ICCIE is the first and only comprehensive captive insurance education program in North America. The courses offered through ICCIE are relevant to any domicile around the world, and a faculty of first-rate instructors – recognized for their expertise in various captive insurance specialties – means that a designation received from our institution will be recognized and respected around the world.

What it is and how it came to be:

Several years in the making, ICCIE was developed in response to a need expressed by captive insurance professionals for in-depth educational offerings, information on current topics, and a professional designation. Despite a strong pattern of expansion in captive insurance companies, research showed that there was a critical lack of education and training in the industry that, if not corrected, could affect its continued growth and professionalism. ICCIE's mission is to be the premier provider of captive insurance education and to offer the pre-eminent professional designation in captive insurance.

Where, when, and how the ICCIE courses are taught:

ICCIE courses are offered online via instructor-led webinars -- combined with readings, homework assignments, and chatboard interaction done at the convenience of the student’s schedule. Each course is offered one or more times during the year. Each course includes a start and end date, followed by a testing period.

For a schedule of where and when courses are offered, click here.

For detailed course descriptions, click here.


Who teaches ICCIE courses?

With the understanding that the success of ICCIE depends on stellar academic quality, ICCIE recruited some of the most recognized names in captive insurance to serve as instructors.

To access faculty biographies, click here.

Programs of study:

ICCIE offers students the opportunity to participate in its captive insurance education program as either designation candidates, certificate matriculants or individual class (modular) students.

Designation students complete ICCIE’s comprehensive captive insurance education program – including its own proprietary curriculum and testing — and earn the Associate in Captive Insurance (ACI) professional designation that will be acknowledged as the standard in the industry.

Tuition for the ACI designation program is $4600, payable in two installments. The first installment is due upon acceptance into the program, the second - one year into the program or prior to the start of a fourth core or elective course, whichever comes first.

For more information about our professional designation program, click here.


In September of 2015, ICCIE launched a new level of recognition: the Certificate in Captive Insurance (CCI). The CCI allows students to commit to an intermediate level of expertise in the captive industry, while also allowing for specialization in particular areas of captive knowledge.

There are three types of CCI certificates available. They are, along with their requirements:

For Captive Owners: the CCI-O – required:
           An Introduction to Alternative Risk Financing Mechanisms OR
                      Understanding Risk and Risk Retention Mechanisms
           Forming and Operating a Captive
           Captive Board Governance
           Business Ethics in the Captive Insurance Industry
For Captive Managers: the CCI-M – required:
           An Introduction to Alternative Risk Financing Mechanisms OR
                     Understanding Risk and Risk Retention Mechanisms
           Forming and Operating a Captive
           Accounting for Captives – Financial Reporting and Analysis
           Accounting for Captives – Interpretation and Management Perspectives
General RM Professional: the CCI – required:
           An Introduction to Alternative Risk Financing Mechanisms OR
                     Understanding Risk and Risk Retention Mechanisms
           Forming and Operating a Captive
           Two ICCIE-offered core or elective courses

Tuition for the CCI is $2,600 – payable upon enrollment. CCI graduates who wish to enroll in the complete ACI program will pay the regular second payment ($2,300), making the total cost of such an ACI ($4,900 vs. the normal $4,600).

To register for the CCI professional certificate, click here:


Students enrolling in individual ICCIE core or elective courses pay the following tuition (includes materials and testing fees):

Core Courses:




In  September 2015, ICCIE introduced the ICCIE Block Purchase:  an individual or company may purchase three modular course enrollments, usable by the same individual or different individuals, for $1,800.  All three enrollments must be used within one year from the date of purchase.


For more information about taking courses as individual modules only, click here.