SILA Designation Courses

SILA Designation Courses

This Designation section applies only Securities & Insurance Licensing Association (SILA) members who wish to complete the course requirements of the SILA Associate or SILA Fellow designation (for more information about the SILA designation programs, go to and click on Professional Development).

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The SILA Designation programs requires completion of three (3) required courses and two (2) elective courses from the list below. Some courses are available in a classroom setting and are offered as pre-conference classes held directly before the SILA National Education Conference. The courses that are available online can be purchased and completed through the links provided.

Required Courses

Required Courses (3 courses)

Choose any three (3) of these courses:

  • SILA Insurance Law
  • SILA Ethics for Professionals
  • SILA Producer Licensing Basics
  • SILA Adjuster Licensing Basics
  • Anti-Money Laundering Overview
  • Protecting Client Information
  • Surplus Lines Fundamentals *

Elective Courses

Elective Courses (2 courses)

Choose any two (2) of these courses:

  • Adjusters and CAT Claims
  • Identity Theft
  • Indexed Annuity Basics
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Investing in Securities
  • Impact of Market Events and Variable Products
  • Indexed Insurance Products
  • Protecting Senior Clients from Exploitation
  • Variable Annuity Basics
  • Variable Annuity Sales Practices
  • Surplus Lines Advanced Class *
  • Adjuster Licensing Advanced Class *
  • Exceeding Customer Expectations *



  • All courses contain a final examination. A passing score of 70% or better is required.
  • All examinations must be taken in a private or secluded place free from distractions. The final examination must be monitored by a supervisor, manager, training director or independent third party.
  • *Note – classroom courses are offered before the SILA National Education Conference, see for additional information.
  • Discontinued required courses: SILA Insurance Principles and SILA Ethics started before April 6, 2015 are eligible to meet the requirement
  • Discontinued elective courses: Communication Skills and Delivering Quality Service started before April 6, 2015 are eligible to meet the requirement as is Goal Setting and Leadership started before April 2017.


SILA: Producer Licensing Basics Required A.D. Banker
SILA: Adjuster Licensing Basics Required A.D. Banker
SILA: Ethics for Prof. Required A.D. Banker
SILA: Insurance Law Required A.D. Banker
SILA: Cyber Security & Identity Theft Elective A.D. Banker
SILA: Insurance Fraud Elective A.D. Banker
SILA: AML Red Flags - Retail & Operations Required FIRE Solutions
SILA: Guide to Protecting Client Information Required FIRE Solutions
SILA: Impact of Market Events on Variable Products Elective FIRE Solutions
SILA: Investing in Securities Elective 360Training
SILA: Variable Annuity Sales Practices Elective FIRE Solutions
SILA: Adjtrs and CAT Claims Elective A.D. Banker
SILA: Indexed Insurance Products Elective A.D. Banker
SILA: Protecting Senior Clients from Exploitation Elective A.D. Banker
SILA: Variable Annuity Basics Elective A.D. Banker
SILA: Indexed Annuity Basics Elective A.D. Banker

Inactive Designation courses that had been ordered can still be applied toward the SILA Designation program if successfully completed within one year from the course purchase date.