MEA holds a wide range of key memberships and designations, so you can rest assured we have the expertise to help you now, and into the future.
Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC)
The Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) Program is the insurance industry’s premier, proven source for practical, real-world education since 1969. With over 100 hours of formal insurance training, CIC’s are recognized among the best and most knowledgeable insurance practitioners in the nation. The CIC designation signifies that your Certified Insurance Counselor has obtained the highest level of competency provided in the insurance industry. With the annual update your CIC receives each year from The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, you can be assured that he or she is the most capable and current in the insurance industry. The CIC designation is a mark of distinction that represents a commitment to continuous enhancement of one’s knowledge and service. CIC is nationally recognized as a symbol of professional excellence and leadership in the insurance industry.
Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR)
The Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation represents a comprehensive understanding of risks and exposures by the professional who has earned it. CISR is a designation recognized in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Today, more than 27,000 insurance professionals have distinguished themselves as CISRs, by successfully completing five courses and examinations. CISRs have to commit to annual continuing education – to update their designation and their knowledge, in order to serve their clients, agencies, and companies at the highest level.
Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU)
Chartered Life Underwriter, The Society of Financial Service Professionals is over 80 years old with nearly 17,000 members in nearly 180 Chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and Singapore. Founded in 1928 by the first graduates of The American College, its mission is to promote professionalism among its members through the highest quality continuing education and the maintenance of high ethical standards and conduct. While many of its members have earned a designation or degree from The American College, the Society is a separate and independent organization.
Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)
The American College and The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) jointly confer the LUTC Fellow (LUTCF) designation, which has been earned by more than 67,500 professionals. An advisory board, the Financial Services Training Council (FSTC) consisting of industry representatives, provides advice and counsel to ensure that the LUTCF designation programs meet the needs of the insurance and financial community and The College’s standards of academic excellence. Advisors must complete the Ethics for the Financial Services Professional course along with five additional courses chosen from a curriculum of insurance, estate and retirement planning, and then pass the final exam.
Professional Insurance Agents (PIA)
As a member of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) Western Alliance our agency and our clients benefit from new, exciting insurance options. These tools of success, insurance products and business services, come via the enormous potential of group purchasing power – potential that is unlocked when Main Street agents bond together in an association as large as the PIA Western Alliance.
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) has a leadership history dating back to 1890. Comprised of more than 700 state and local associations and approximately 200,000 agents and advisors nationwide, NAIFA’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members. The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors protects and promotes the critical role of insurance in a sound financial plan and the essential role provided by its professional advisors.
North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce (NCCC)
The North Clackamas County Chamber of Commerce is a member-driven organization committed to a vibrant business environment in the North Clackamas area. From social opportunities to representation in legislative issues and access to information –NCCC works toward creating a strong area economy, business advocacy, and political action, and promoting the community.
A Notary Public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths. Documents are notarized to deter fraud and to ensure they are properly executed. An impartial witness (the Notary) identifies signers to screen out impostors and to make sure they have entered into agreements knowingly and willingly.
Better Business Bureau
As an A+ Accredited member of the U.S. Better Business Bureau, MEA is proud to have met the BBB’s goal to establish and maintain a positive track record in the marketplace. Start your financial future with trust.