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2024 Cyber COPE Insurance Certification (CCIC) Program

August 6, 2024 - March 6, 2025

Hybrid – In-Person & Virtual


CCIC Overview: Hear from Faculty and Students

The Cyber COPE Insurance Certification℠ (CCIC) provides Chubb brokers and agents with an understanding of industry best practices in cyber security risk management, governance and operations. In this program students will learn what high-performing advisors need to know in order to thrive in their roles, including how to interact with executive leadership of potential customers, how to provide analysis and support in effective cyber risk management, and approaches for building and maintaining strong relationships with prospective cyber risk insurance clients.

The eight-month program imparts applicable training, including topical discussions on current cyber security risk challenges and mitigation practices. Learning objectives are met through a combination of expert faculty instruction, business case analyses, and discussions with thought leaders in the field. The CCIC is developed and delivered by Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Policy & Information Systems.

Major Topics Covered in the CCIC Program

  • Cyber security foundations
  • Cyber risk and resilience management
  • Effective incident response
  • Cyber law and regulation
  • Developing custom insurance solutions


Dedicated cyber insurance agents, brokers and wholesalers across North America that are strong partners of Chubb with a focus on cyber insurance.

Program Requirements

This eight-month program consists of three residential sessions (located at the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University and an additional location with significance to the curriculum), a series of virtual learning modules, and a Capstone project. As part of this certification, students will develop an engagement strategy and a custom solution for a chosen organization. This engagement strategy and plan is designed to allow students to apply several of the methods, tools, and techniques taught during the program.

To achieve the CCIC designation, individuals must complete all modules in the course of study, including:

  • Attend the three in-person residential modules*:
       Kickoff | August 6-8, 2024 |CMU Campus; Pittsburgh, PA
       Midsession | October 22-24, 2024 | Austin, TX; Venue TBD
       Capstone & Graduation | March 4-6, 2025 | CMU Campus; Pittsburgh, PA
  • Participate in approximately twenty 1 to 2 hour virtual modules held on Wednesdays. It is required that you attend 75% of the CCIC virtual modules live. Missed virtual modules must be made up by viewing recordings.
  • Complete a Capstone Project that incorporates the acquired cyber knowledge and risk mitigation tools in six deliverables, culminating in a competition among Project Teams.

To maintain the designation, Alumni participants are required to attend two virtual sessions each year.

*For everyone’s health and safety, scheduled residential sessions are subject to change to virtual sessions in accordance with public health guidance.


The Kickoff and Capstone residential modules for this program will be held at the Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA campus. The Midsession residential module will be held in Austin, TX. Attendance at the Residential and Virtual training modules is required.

Application Dates

Application Period: March 25 – May 4, 2024

Applicants will be notified of acceptance status by mid-May 2024.

Chubb Contact

Kathleen Wooldridge
Chubb Agency Education Manager


$5,000, which includes all classroom and virtual instruction. Travel and accommodations for the residential modules are the additional responsibility of the participant.

2024-2025 Application

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The application period for the 2024-2025 CCIC program has closed. Contact ccic@chubb.com with any inquiries.