From the CPCU Society:
A CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) is a professional who has earned the premier professional designation of the property and casualty insurance industry. Considered to be the standard setters of the insurance industry, CPCUs have made a commitment to continuing education, and promise to put the needs of others before their own. CPCUs are experts in many different fields of insurance, and although professionally diverse, each shares the same dedication to insurance excellence.
Property and casualty insurance is the insurance you buy to protect your home, your car, and your business. Savvy insurance consumers realize the importance of trusting the right professional to handle these needs. That is why choosing a CPCU, a credentialed insurance professional with high ethical standards, is your best bet when searching for answers to your insurance questions.
CPCUs pass national exams on topics including insurance law, accounting, risk management and ethics. CPCUs continually update their base of insurance expertise by participating in technical and professional development workshops and seminars. CPCUs promise to abide by a Code of Professional Ethics, placing the needs of others before their own. CPCUs meet an experience requirement to become a CPCU and have proven insurance expertise and knowledge.