Target University

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The mission of Target University is to further promote Best Practices in program administration, enhance the status of Program Business in the insurance industry and recognize the specialized skill sets of Program Specialists. The University was developed through the efforts of the TMPAA Board and a Committee of TMPAA members who served as advisors on course development.

The designation, Certified Programs Leader (CPL), was developed in 2012. Since then, over 200 designations have been awarded. This designation will continue to be awarded through October of 2024.

The New Designation: Program Business Professional (PBP) 

To meet the growing demands of program-specific education, the TMPAA has partnered with The Institutes to further enhance the learning experience for program insurance professionals. Together, a new insurance designation, Program Business Professional (PBP), was created. This designation was officially announced in May 2024 at the TMPAA Mid-Year Meeting.

The PBP designation encompasses the program education that existed in Target University, as well as courses currently offered by The Institutes. This allows members to use some of the courses taken for the Programs designation to cross over to other designations offered by The Institutes, like the CPCU. Additionally, individuals can use the courses in the new designation for Continuing Education (CE) credits.

More information about the PBP designation can be found here:

View a list of all CPL recipients