The competition is sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Service Representatives (better known as CISR) and the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) – proud member organizations of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.
Nominees must submit a completed entry form along with essay & letters of recommendation to OIA by May 1st. Read on for more details. Or click here for a printable PDF with FAQs.
Anyone, regardless of affiliation or professional designation, whose primary duties center on insurance customer services, is eligible to enter. A CIC or CISR designation is NOT required; however, it’s recommended that candidates have a minimum of two years of industry experience and enough experience to share through their essay.
Anyone can make a nomination. You can even nominate yourself! Simply fill out and submit the Nomination Form. Once you have nominated someone, encourage them to write their essay and submit their entry. Did you say essay? Read the next section about what nominees must do.
Submit a completed Entry Form that includes references, education/contribution/achievement information.
Submit at least two letters of recommendation from business/professional references.
Write a 500 to 1000 word essay on the following topic: Transferable Skills are learned from experience which includes prior careers, education, volunteer work or personal encounters. What are the top three skills you transferred from outside the insurance industry to your current job role? Discuss how you leverage your skills, continue to develop and evolve them, and how you transfer your expertise to the others to ensure perpetually exceptional customer service.
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