Financial Planning
The Burnham System
CPCU 556
Basic Study Material

The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

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CPCU 556
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Financial Planning Study Guide

The Burnham System is the gold standard for CPCU 556 study guide materials. Using our guide you will learn everything needed to pass the CPCU 556 Exam in the shortest time possible. Simply, you will learn more faster.


Included for FREE with your purchase of this Bound Study Guide:

  • CPCU 556 Audio Study Guide Narrations, in MP3 file format, expertly narrated by Lisa Tobey
  • CPCU 556 Digital Study Guide Book, in PDF file format
  • Ray's answers to each assignment's review questions
  • Ray's definitions for each assignment's key words and other new terms
  • A sample diagnostic exam with answers and explanations


PDF Notice: PDF files are not printable. They are digitally annotatable.


Current Text Edition: 1st

Current Course Guide Edition: 1st


Ray's estimate of course difficulty (1, easiest and 10, hardest): 8


Number of study guide pages: 58

Covered within this study guide:

  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Life Insurance
  • Annuities
  • Disability and Health Insurance Planning
  • Funding Postsecondary Education
  • Retirement Planning
  • Retirement Funding
  • Estate Planning
  • Investments
  • Income Tax Planning

As a good study guideline, figure anything in those 58 pages might be on your exam and that there will be nothing on your exam that is not covered in those 58 pages.


If you already have at least some background in life, health, and long-term care insurance or in financial planning, then course difficulty for you would be 7, not 8.


The Burnham System is written and frequently revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

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