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What Regulators Have to Say

“I had worked at the Kansas Insurance Department for about one year when I found the NAIC Designation Program. Because I was new to the regulation of insurance, I quickly enrolled in the APIR Designation courses and began my journey through the NAIC classes. I really enjoyed the online course atmosphere and one of the highlights for me was being able to actively discuss the coursework with other regulators across the country taking the same class. I completed the PIR Designation and look forward to starting the SPIR coursework this year. Thank you to the NAIC for offering a respected and trusted Designation Program as well as to Commissioner Selzer for his support in his staff’s education endeavors.”

LeAnn Crow
Kansas Insurance Department

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SPIR Candidates Attend NAIC Classroom Training

SPIR Candidates Attend NAIC Classroom Training
The Management and Leadership Effectiveness Class was held in Kansas City at the NAIC Central Office in November. SPIR candidates attended this three day course to earn credit towards their designation.

Back row - Peter Rao, Elizabeth Dwyer, Paula Pallozzi, former Wyoming Commissioner Tom Hirsig, Mark Hooker
Front row - Pauline Lynch, Jeannie Keller, Tom Whitener, Kathleen Nakasone, Norman "Chip" Wagoner

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The NAIC Insurance Regulator Professional Designation Program

Welcome to the NAIC’s Professional Designation Program! Designed to provide state insurance regulators at all staff levels with an opportunity for professional growth through completion of specific educational requirements, the NAIC-sponsored professional designation will recognize your expertise in insurance regulation. Three levels of designations are available: Associate Professional in Insurance Regulation (APIR), Professional in Insurance Regulation (PIR), and Senior Professional in Insurance Regulation (SPIR). Download the Policies and Procedures to learn more.


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Laura Cali
"I am excited about NAIC's Insurance Regulator Professional Designation Program and the great potential it has to support states' efforts to develop future generations of regulators and regulatory leaders. The design of the program fosters growth at all stages of a regulator's career, from their initial months as a state insurance department employee all the way through their advancement to new levels of responsibility - or wherever their career in insurance regulation takes them.

There is a lot for new commissioners and their teams to discover about NAIC’s Designation Program, whether they are looking for a solid way in which to on-board staff, or a way to bolster their department’s skills in anticipation of regulatory changes ahead. I encourage regulators to learn more about the program and get involved. It’s a great resource for all of us.”

Laura N. Cali
Oregon Insurance Commissioner and NAIC Designation Advisory Board Chair