Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist
This program was developed to provide an opportunity for insurance professionals to gain specialized expertise in agribusiness and farm insurance and risk management. Completing the AFIS certification will ensure you understand the most important insurance needs of agribusinesses and farms.
The AFIS designation can help you achieve recognition as an expert on the insurance and risk management needs of agribusiness and farm operations, provide you with information and CE to stay on top of industry trends, entitles you to discounts on conferences, webinars, and online courses, and allows you access to industry experts through exclusive online communities.
Customer Service Representatives
Risk Managers or Insurance Managers
Chief Financial Officers & Controllers
Underwriters & Adjusters
Risk and Insurance Consultants
Safety and Risk Control Professionals
Surplus Lines Brokers
Attorneys Dealing with Agribusiness and Farm Issues
What can I expect?
The core curriculum is composed of five basic- to intermediate-level insurance and risk management continuing education courses directly focused on the unique needs of agribusinesses and farms. Completing the core curriculum qualifies an individual to use the AFIS certification for 12 months. To maintain the certification, the AFIS certification holder must complete only 6 hours of AFIS continuing education credit every 12 months thereafter. Every third year, those 6 hours must be obtained by attending an Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference.
AFIS 1: Farm Property
AFIS 2: Farm Liability
AFIS 3: Farm Auto, Workers Compensation, and Umbrella Insurance
AFIS 4: Special Farm Property Insurance Lines
AFIS 5: Miscellaneous Farm Insurance Lines
Option 1: take an online reaccreditation course (one of the core courses you may want as a refresher or the Agricultural Insurance and Risk Management course)
Option 2: attend an approved educational event.