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ASLI 321: Managing Risks with Surplus Lines Coverage

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Learn about the types of property and liability insurance written in the surplus lines market so you can help clients fill critical coverage gaps. Gain a solid understanding of coverage options in specialty areas such as marine, aviation, environmental and cyber loss, and learn how to recommend solutions for managing hard-to-place risks.


Skills You’ll Gain

checkmark Fill coverage gaps using common commercial policies to manage client risk.

checkmark Recommend solutions for non-standard risks with a thorough understanding of commercial loss exposures.

checkmarkIdentify unique personal loss exposures best suited for the surplus lines market to protect your clients.

Ready-Made Career Skills:

  • Surplus Lines
  • Risk Assessment
  • Commercial and Personal Loss Exposures


Assignment 1:
Understanding the Scope of Surplus Lines Products
35 Minutes
Assignment 2:
Examining Commercial Property Coverage
1 Hour 10 Minutes
Assignment 3:
Customizing Commercial Property Coverage
45 Minutes
Assignment 4:
Covering Indirect Losses
45 Minutes
Assignment 5:
Protecting Marine and Aviation Exposures
1 Hour 20 Minutes
Assignment 6:
Examining Commercial General Liability Coverage
1 Hour 25 Minutes
Assignment 7:
Meeting Commercial Auto Coverage Needs
1 Hour 10 Minutes
Assignment 8:
Managing Professional Liability
1 Hour 5 Minutes
Assignment 9:
Covering Environmental and Cyber Loss Exposures
1 Hour 5 Minutes
Assignment 10:
Increasing Liability Protection
30 Minutes
Assignment 11:
Managing Personal Risks
50 Minutes
Study Plan

Exam Prep Tools

The recommended course package comes with proven, comprehensive study materials to help you pass The Institutes Designations' exam with confidence:

  1. Online Course and Course Book: Learn in the format that works best for you depending on the course package you choose.
  2. Practice Quizzes: Quickly see where your knowledge gaps are with online practice quizzes for each assignment and for the full course. And bonus—take them as many times as you want.
  3. Flashcards: Test yourself on key terms with flashcards that help you fit studying into your busy schedule.


  1. Does this course give me credit toward The Institutes Designations?
    • Yes! ASLI 321 is a core course for the Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI) designation.
  2. How long does the course take?
    • This course typically takes students 6-8 weeks to complete.
  3. How is The Institutes Designations' exam structured?
    • Virtual exams are timed. You will have 65 minutes to complete 50 questions.
  4. What’s included in my course materials?
    • In addition to the online course, you have access to assignment quizzes, practice exams, and flashcards. Depending on the package you choose, you may receive a printed course book as well.
  5. How do testing windows work?
    • We offer The Institutes Designations' exams in 4 testing windows throughout the year. You can complete your exam at any time in the testing window that you registered for. Access your exam from your account when the window opens and complete any time until 11:59 p.m. ET on the final day of the window.
      • Quarter 1: January 15 – March 15
      • Quarter 2: April 15 – June 15
      • Quarter 3: July 15 – September 15
      • Quarter 4: October 15 – December 15