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About PII

Since 1986, PII - the Pittsburgh Institute of Insurance has provided Pre-Licensing instruction for those preparing for the PA Property & Casualty exam and the Life, Accident & Health exam. In 1996, we established our Continuing Education program to assist licensed Pennsylvania insurance agents meet their compliance requirements. We are proud of the insurance professionals we have as our instructors, as well as our comprehensive course curriculum. We also provide the option of Online Continuing Education Courses as well as Online Self-Study Securities Exam Pre-Licensing Courses.

We specialize in our Classroom style offerings. With the help of our experienced instructors as well as the vast array of knowledge among the participants, class is always more than just textbook learning. Discussions on outline topics are based not only on the printed materials but also extensively on experiences of those in class. Regardless if the participants are new in the insurance industry or seasoned professionals, there are always new examples introduced and informative discussions take place for each topic.

Mac McIlrath, CLU, CIC is the Owner/Director of the Pittsburgh Institute of Insurance. Mac has been in the insurance business for 33 years as the owner of the McIlrath Insurance Agency in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. As a past I-Day Chairman (1983), he knows the importance of education in the insurance industry. Mac is Past President of the Insurance Club of Pittsburgh (1984) and Past President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Pittsburgh (1999 - 2001). Mac McIlrath was named "2003 Insurance Person of the Year" awarded by the Insurance Club of Pittsburgh at I-Day 2003.