Center for Professional Education

For more than 30 years,The Center for Professional Education at St. John's School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science has offered workshops, certificate programs and professional designation examination preparation courses, as well as consulting services to industry, governments and regulators worldwide.  The Center has served the educational needs of more than 10,000 professionals in the insurance, risk management and financial services industries.

Public programs at the Center for Professional Education include:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Agents, Brokers and Adjusters Licensing Exam Prep
  • CPCU/IIA Designation Exam Prep
  • Seminars and Certificate Programs

For Spring 2014, our unique programs include the Marine Hull Adjusting: Principles and Practices, Brief Course in Reinsurance: A One-Day Intensive, and the Certificate in the Business of Insurance,  as well as the other programs listed above.

To Register for Courses at the Center

If you are interested in our fall 2014 offerings, please click here for our schedule and registration form. If you would like more information about these or any of our other programs, please  call 212-277-5161 or email us at  

Custom Programs for Corporate Clients

The Center can also provide fully tailored, custom programs and services, including benchmarking, which are designed to meet the specific requirements of corporate clients and unique audiences.

We can deliver classroom training at our location in downtown Manhattan or onsite. We have the capability of international travel, if necessary.

We can also provide online programs developed to a client’s specifications.

Our programs can range from one day to several months in length, depending on a client's needs and interests. Our faculty are drawn from academics, industry experts and practitioners, all of whom are chosen for their breadth of knowledge and experience.

The Center's clients include KPMG, AIG, Samsung, Arch, RMS, Crum & Forster, Universal Universidad, and ACE, among many others.

If you are interested in discussing our capabilities further, please contact Larry Pistell at 212-284-8581.

Educational Collaborations

International School of Management
The Center has a relationship with the Paris-based International School of Management and its affiliates, all of whom offer programs at various levels of graduate education. Students who are receiving their degrees from those schools can take custom-designed courses at the Center as part of their studies. Credits and degrees are granted by the affiliated schools.

If you are interested in participating in or developing a similar program, please contact the Center at 212-277-5161 or email