Southpoint is part of a dynamic industry that evolves constantly—a single event could shed light on new risks, impact insurance rates, or spur coverage exclusions. The best way to stay up-to-date in the insurance world is to partner with other businesses in the community. When we work together to share a collective pool of knowledge and experience, everyone benefits.
At Southpoint, we want to give our employees the right resources to help them succeed. Our memberships provide us with access to a wide variety of industry information, which is why we are proud members of the following associations.
Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois (IIA)
As members of IIA, we have access to education opportunities, industry resources, and exclusive events. One of the best ways for our team members to grow is by obtaining new designations such as CISR (Certified Insurance Service Representative), CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor), or CRM (Certified Risk Manager), and IIA offers courses that fulfill education requirements for these designations. IIA also provides answers to hundreds of common coverage questions.
Licenses and Designations
Insurance agents in Illinois are required to hold licenses for any lines of coverage they sell. Our team members must complete 20 hours of coursework in their specialty and pass an exam to become licensed. Plus, to maintain their license, they have to complete 24 hours of additional educational courses before renewing their license every two years.
Getting licensed isn’t the only way to become a coverage expert. Insurance professionals can also work towards a variety of insurance designations. These designations reflect hours of specialized coursework and expertise in various topics, including risk management and underwriting. Though insurance professionals aren’t required to obtain designations, they are a great way to signify a dedication to education and excellent service.
Southpoint believes that all of our team members should be coverage experts, which is why we prioritize licensing and encourage our team to work towards designations. Our expertise allows us to dig deep into our clients’ coverage and identify problems that other agents miss.
Learn More About Our Team
We are thrilled to employ a team of intelligent and compassionate professionals. Get to know us and discover the qualities that separate Southpoint from other agencies.
Southpoint’s top priority is our clients. No matter how big your account is, we consider it a privilege to partner with your business and provide insurance solutions. And whether your priority is risk management, affordable coverage, or finding coverage gaps, we have a team member who has put in countless hours learning how to solve your problem.
Contact us to take advantage of our expertise and learn why Southpoint’s team members are the best in the business.