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AFIS


AGRIBUSINESS AND FARM INSURANCE SPECIALIST DESIGNATION

The Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS®) continuing education program was developed to provide an opportunity for insurance agents, brokers, customer service representatives, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers to gain specialized expertise in agribusiness and farm insurance and risk management. Completing the AFIS certification will ensure that the agent, broker, underwriter, or insurance purchaser understands the most important insurance needs of agribusinesses and farms.  To obtain the AFIS certification, you must complete 5 specialized courses and then pass the corresponding on-line examination. After successfully passing all parts of the AFIS curriculum (with a minimum of 70% per exam) the student is awarded the designation.

AFIS Courses

  • AFIS 1: Farm Property
  • AFIS 2: Farm Liablity
  • AFIS 3: Farm Auto, Workers Compensation, and Umbrella Insurance
  • AFIS 4: Special Farm Property Insurance Lines
  • AFIS 5: Miscellaneous Farm Insurance Lines

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The AFIS Certification Establishes Credibility and Dedication
The AFIS continuing education program was developed to provide an opportunity for insurance agents, brokers, customer service representatives, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers to gain specialized expertise in agribusiness and farm insurance and risk management. Obtaining the AFIS certification will increase the competence, confidence, and credibility of insurance professionals who sell or underwrite insurance for agribusinesses and farms. Completing the AFIS certification will ensure that the agent, broker, consultant, or in-house risk manager or insurance purchaser understands the most important insurance needs of agribusinesses and farms. A client who buys insurance from an AFIS certification holder will know he or she is dealing with someone who is committed to the agribusiness industry. Agribusiness and farm insurance buyers who obtain the certification will have the knowledge to make wiser insurance and risk management decisions. Join the AFIS LinkedIn group, or search the AFIS Broker Directory.

AFIS Re-Accreditation
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.

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