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AINS 103: Exploring Commercial Insurance

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Increase your effectiveness as an insurance professional by expanding your knowledge of the commercial sector. This course covers the evolving world of commercial insurance and will give you the skills you need to understand the key components of commercial property and liability policies, additional types of commercial coverage, and customization of small business coverage.


Skills You’ll Gain

checkmark Effectively assist businesses with a wide range of needs through a comprehensive understanding of commercial insurance policies

checkmark Quickly answer questions from customers with a complete overview of key commercial coverage forms

checkmarkUnderstand the right coverage for the right situation based on how different insurer roles interact with businesses

Ready-Made Career Skills:

  • Commercial Insurance
  • Insurance Policies
  • Cross-Organization Collaboration
  • Property Claims
  • Liability
  • Small Business Insurance


Assignment 1:
Why Do Businesses Need Insurance?
30 Minutes
Assignment 2:
What’s in a Commercial Property Policy?
25 Minutes
Assignment 3:
What’s in a Commercial Liability Policy?
20 Minutes
Assignment 4:
What Other Policies Do Businesses Need?
30 Minutes
Assignment 5:
How Is Coverage Tailored for Small Businesses?
20 Minutes
Assignment 6:
How Are Key Commercial Insurer Roles Evolving?
20 Minutes

Exam Prep Tools

AINS 103 comes with proven comprehensive study materials to help you take The Institutes Designations' exam with confidence:

  • Printable Study Outline
  • Practice Quizzes
  • Simulated Exam
  • Discussion Boards
  • Flashcards

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  1. Does this course give me credit toward The Institutes Designations?
    • Yes! AINS 103 gives you credit toward the Associate in Insurance (AINS) designation.
  2. How long does the course take?
    • AINS 103 typically takes students 6-9 hours 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?
    • Your course materials include a printable study outline, assignment quizzes, practice exams, and a simulated credentialing exam.
  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