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Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education

Fraternal Insurance Counselor Fellow Program

Fraternal Insurance Counselor Fellow

The Fraternal Insurance Counselor Fellow designation is the second designation Fraternal Professionals earn to advance their commitment to the society. Develop your skills in insurance and financial industries with three graduate courses in Estate Planning, Business Insurance, and Financial Products.

The three-year time limit to complete the FICF has been waived for past, current, and new participants. Enroll before 12/31/2018 to complete the designation without a time restriction.

Email Fraternals@kaplan.com or call 888.450.4685 to enroll in the FICF program.

  • Improve customer service with insurance-specific training.
  • Support your organization by improving your knowledge as a Fraternal Professional.
  • Earn CE credit available for all FICF courses. Check with your administrator for details.
  • Receive transfer credits toward The American College’s FSCP® Designation.

Graduate I Estate Planning Concepts

This is an advanced markets course for fraternal field agents seeking to both successfully sell life insurance for estate protection purposes and work with other members of the estate planning team. The course covers the use of estate liquidity in connection with trusts—both as a funding medium for business agreements and as an effective combination with the estate tax marital deduction.

Graduate II Business Insurance Concepts

The insurance needs of proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations are discussed in this comprehensive course. It explains key employee insurance, deferred compensation, split dollar, executive bonus plans, group insurance, and advanced sales agreements. Learners receive valuable prospecting tips and sales ideas.

Graduate III Financial Products Training Course

This course presents an overview of today’s key investment options—how they work, tax consequences, strengths, and weaknesses. It covers deposit accounts, insurance, annuities, securities, mutual funds, and qualified retirement plans.


 

  • Enroll in the program by emailing Fraternals@kaplan.com or calling 888.450.4685.
  • The FICF designation costs $49.00 per course.
  • Receive one year of online access for each course.
  • Printed textbooks are available for an additional fee.
  • Take an online exam for each course.
  • Retake the online exam until you successfully pass the course.
  • Upon successful completion of the FIC program, a diploma and fraternal pin will be sent to you.

All new FICF candidates must meet the following qualifications:

  • Hold the FIC designation.
  • Pass the Graduate I, II, and III final examinations.
  • Work with current fraternal benefit society for 12 consecutive months. Fraternal benefit societies must be members of the Fraternal Field Managers’ Association in order for affiliated candidates to meet the qualification requirements.

Time Limit

The three-year time limit to complete the FICF has been waived for past, current, and new participants. Enroll before 12/31/2018 to complete the designation without a time restriction.

Exams

Final exams for these correspondence courses consist of multiple-choice questions. Grades are reported as a percentage of correct answers. Candidates who answer 70% or more of the questions correctly pass the test. Those not passing a test may retest after 30 days and payment of required fees.

Applying for an Exam

  • Application: Exams are included as part of the online course package purchased for each candidate by their society official. No formal application is needed to take the exam with Kaplan Financial Education.
  • Timeframe: Candidates have an online subscription period of one year. They may take the exam as many times as they want until they attain a passing score.
  • Fees: The cost of each examination is the responsibility of the candidate or the candidate’s society.

Exam Administration and Proctoring Rules

  • The candidate shall have a private place free from distractions in which to take the exam.
  • The candidate must not have at hand, or refer to, the study courses or any sources of reference. Exams are designed to be fair and adequate tests of a candidate’s knowledge of the FIC/FICF course materials.
  • The candidate must not see the test questions before sitting for the exam.
  • If the exam is being taken for state CE credit, any state proctoring or other course completion rules will apply.

Upon successful completion of the FICF, students can receive reciprocal credit toward the FSCP designation. This is a savings of over $1,000, and students will have completed 60% of their FSCP education requirement.

  • Credit will be granted for The American College’s FA 271 (Foundations of Estate Planning) and/or FA 251 (Essentials of Business Insurance) courses if the student has passed the FICF Graduate I Estate Planning and/or FICF Graduate II Business Insurance Concepts courses, respectively.

As a Fraternal Life Underwriter, I will maintain the utmost professional standards toward my client and at the same time maintain a position of trust and loyalty to my Society. I will maintain the highest ethical balance between these two obligations.         

FIC Code of Ethics