Discover the Registered Professional Liability Underwriter (RPLU) designation—essential for any professional liability practitioner. The RPLU designation provides you with a broad understanding of the key professional liability disciplines and is recommended for anyone active in the field of professional liability.

Set yourself apart and join the 90% of professionals who secured a salary increase, 65% who were promoted, and 88% who advanced their careers post-RPLU. Elevate your career now!

How to Earn Your RPLU Designation:

  • Be a PLUS member with at least 2 years of professional liability insurance experience
  • Complete 8 core modules (Modules 1 through 8) and 5 elective modules (selected from Modules 9 through 23)
  • Submit the RPLU Agreement Form to the Designation & Curriculum Manager

How to Earn Your RPLU+ Designation:

After earning the RPLU designation, advance your learning with 5 elective modules and exams to achieve the RPLU+ designation.

Complete the RPLU Agreements Form after completing your last module and submit it to the Designation & Curriculum Manager.


“The process of receiving the designation improved my technical skills. Particularly modules focused on topics such as General Liability and Reinsurance broadened my perspective on the industry as a whole.
The RPLU added to my personal career momentum. This was a pursuit that was encouraged and viewed very favorably by my managers and is an item that has been discussed during year-end reviews as a key part of my personal development.”

- Rob Hamilton, RPLU | Managing Account Executive at Travelers

“Getting the designation was a goal I set in 2021 and was fundamental in my transition from a supporting role to moving into our underwriting department. I attribute many of my skills and knowledge to learning it while completing the RPLU. Specifically, my financial analysis skills, while initially not strong, were made much stronger thanks to that specific module.”

- Heather Kwasowski, RPLU | Hospital Underwriter at CapSpecialty

“Like anything else worth pursuing, the RPLU designation requires a firm commitment to your career and education. However, you will feel a sense of accomplishment once you achieve this designation. I am now more confident in handling claims on behalf of clients and am now armed with the knowledge that sets me apart from other insurance defense attorneys. Definitely invest in yourself and in your career by pursuing the RPLU designation.”

- Jeremy Zacharias, RPLU | Attorney at Marshall Dennehey