Professional Designations

Please note: CMGA renewals are still under revision. During this time, all CMGA designations will be maintained. Further information will be forthcoming and all CMGA designees will be notified when the renewal requirements have been updated. Please contact Julie Fritz, julie@wsia.org, with questions. 

WSIA recognizes agency dedication to continuation professional development by awarding the CMGA - Certified Managing General Agency. This designation is attained by the completion of education requirements through WSIA and non-WSIA education courses.

Attaining a designation is a demonstration of a commitment to investing in training, development, and professionalism. You can learn more about the firm-level designation below. 

Certified Managing General Agency (CMGA)

Whether you are looking to become a CMGA or you are re-qualifying, the benefits of professional development will be a source of pride for the employees in your agency, and a continued source of confidence and business from your customers and markets. The following information is provided to assist you in completing the submission form to be reviewed and approved by the Education Designations and Scholarship Committee.
Overview
The CMGA designation reflects the many educational activities of your employees. As a result, you can obtain the hours from a variety of sources:
All classroom and online WSIA education courses.
Industry education such as CPCU, CIC, ASLI, AINS, ARM, AU, etc.
Representation on WSIA Board, Committees or Foundation Board
Designation Requirements

Minimum requirements for obtaining the designation are listed below. 

  • Six hours of industry education must be completed by all full-time employees whose primary responsibilities are underwriting related (managers, underwriters, underwriting assistants, technical assistants, etc.)
  • Of these hours, a minimum of one individual must earn hours through attendance at a WSIA education program from the following: E&S Program, Boot Camp, Advanced E&S Program, Consultative Selling and Negotiations, Surplus Lines Management, Effective Sales Coaching, Executive Leadership Summit, WSIA University, Automation Conference or U40 Annual Meeting.
  • All other hours may be obtained through in-house, state approved, or third pary courses directly related to underwriting responsibilities, subject to criteria further defined in the CMGA Application Materials .
  • If you seek CMGA credit for in-house courses, these hours may not count toward more than 30% of the required hours.
  • No one employee can contribute more than 25% of the required hours.
  • Renewal is required every 2 years.

Click here to access the CMGA Application Materials

Certified Managing General Agency (CMGA) Designees
WISA member agencies that have met the requirements and proudly distinguish themselves as Certified Managing General Agencies are:
Abram Interstate Insurance Services, Inc., CMGA
AmWINS Transportation Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
Associated Insurance Administrators, Inc., CMGA • Bass Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
Bloss & Dillard, Inc., CMGA
Chris-Leef General Agency, CMGA
CIU, CMGA
Concorde General Agency, Inc., CMGA
Creative Underwriters Corporation/Creative Independence Corp., CMGA
D.M.I. Insurance Services, Inc., CMGA
Forest Insurance Facilities, Inc., CMGA
Green Mountain Agency, Inc., CMGA
Greenwich Transportation Underwriters, CMGA
Hanover Excess & Surplus, Inc., CMGA
J.E. Brown & Associates, CMGA
Jimcor Agencies, CMGA
Johnson & Johnson, Inc., CMGA
LoVullo Associates, Inc., CMGA
MacNeill Group, Inc., CMGA
Market Finders Insurance Corp., CMGA
Metcom Excess, CMGA
Myron F. Steves & Company, CMGA
Pelican General Insurance Agency, LLC, CMGA
Rothert Insurance, CMGA
RPS Covington, CMGA
RPS Lexington, CMGA
RPS Minneapolis, CMGA
RPS Roswell, CMGA
RPS Scobie Group, CMGA
RPS Scobie Group, CMGA
RPS Scobie Group, CMGA
Russell Bond & Co., Inc., CMGA
Scobie Group Eau Claire, CMGA
SeaCoast Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
Sierra Specialty Insurance Services, Inc., CMGA
Southern Cross Underwriters, CMGA
Southern Insurance Underwriters, Inc., CMGA
Specialty Risk Associates, Inc., CMGA
Surplus Line Managers, CMGA
Tuscano Agency, Inc., CMGA
W. A. Schickedanz Agency, Inc., CMGA
W. E. Love & Assoc., Inc., CMGA
Worldwide Facilities, Inc., CMGA