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AU 61: Underwriting Organizations' Property Risks

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Overview

Build a comprehensive approach to commercial property underwriting and learn how to best assess risk so you can protect companies against unexpected physical damage. After completing AU 61, you’ll be able to evaluate commercial property applications, underwrite natural causes of loss, analyze fire protection and external exposure, and more.

6-8 WEEKS
Experienced
Skills You’ll Gain

checkmark Evaluate commercial property loss exposures so you can appropriately select and price risks

checkmark Determine a property’s level of fire protection so you can ensure coverage is priced properly

checkmark Effectively assess business income exposures so you can help protect a customer’s cash flow in the event of a disaster

checkmark Analyze additional threats to commercial property so you can help your clients mitigate potential losses

Ready-Made Resume Skills:

  • Commercial Underwriting
  • Fire Protection
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Threat Analysis
  • Risk Management

Assignments

Assignment 1:
Evaluating Commercial Property Applications
50 Minutes
Assignment 2:
Assessing Construction Characteristics
25 Minutes
Assignment 3:
Taking Building Occupancy Into Consideration
50 Minutes
Assignment 4:
Analyzing Fire Protection and External Exposure
40 Minutes
Assignment 5:
Underwriting Natural Causes of Loss
40 Minutes
Assignment 6:
Considering All the Angles
30 Minutes
Assignment 7:
Covering Lost Business Income
25 Minutes
Study Plan

Exam Prep Tools

AU 61 comes with proven, comprehensive study materials to help you pass your exam with confidence:

  1. Printable Study Outline: Perfect for taking notes, the printable study outline has key points for each assignment and review questions (and answers!) to help you test your knowledge as you move through the course.
  2. Practice Quizzes: Quickly see where your knowledge gaps are with online practice quizzes for each assignment and for the full course. You can take them as many times as you want! 
  3. Simulated Exam: Designed to give you the full experience of your final exam, the simulated exam is a timed exam that you can take only once. It mimics the exam structure and level of questions you’ll find on the actual exam. Students who take their Institutes simulated exam pass their exams at higher rates than students who don’t.
  4. Discussion Boards: Better understand how concepts you’re learning apply to real-life, professional experiences by connecting, gaining tips, and sharing best practices with other individuals in your field.
  5. Flashcards: Test yourself on key terms with flashcards that help you fit studying into your busy schedule.

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FAQ

FAQs

  1. Does this course give me credit toward a designation?
    • Yes! AU 61 gives you credit toward the Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU) designation.
  2. How long does the course take?
    • AU 61 typically takes students 6-8 weeks to complete.
  3. How is the 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. Depending on the package you choose, you may receive a printed course book as well.
  5. How do testing windows work?
    • We offer 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