Learn about common types of insurance and insurers. Explore how risk management has evolved. Gain an understanding of why insurance operations are regulated. Take tours through key departments you’ll work with as a producer including underwriting, claims, and sales. Explore the different risks commercial and personal clients face. Learn how producers serve as their clients’ risk consultants.
Skills You'll Gain
Understand the expanding role of a producer, including serving as risk consultants
Tour the departments you will work with regularly
Explore the impact of analytics and technology on the evolution of risk and insurance
Recognize the distinguishing characteristics of insurance policies
Understand the benefits and key components of insurance
Distinguish between personal, casualty, and commercial insurance
Dive into how insurance is regulated and marketed
Analyze the unique property loss exposures faced by commercial and personal clients
Completing this course gives credit toward The Institutes Designations:
- Professional Risk Consultant™ (PRC)
Exam Prep Tools
PRC 110 comes with proven comprehensive study materials to help you take The Institutes Designations' exam with confidence:
- Printable Study Outline
The study outline provides a summary of the course content and review questions to help you test your knowledge of each assignment as you move through the course.
- 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.
- Simulated Exam
Designed to give you the full experience of your final exam, the simulated exam is a timed exam that you can only take 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.
- Discussion Boards
Better understand how key concepts apply to real-life, professional experiences by connecting, gaining tips, and sharing best practices with others in your field.
Test yourself on key terms with flashcards to help you fit studying into your busy schedule.
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers:
Does this course give me credit toward The Institutes Designations?
Yes! PRC 110 is a core course for the Professional Risk Consultant™ (PRC) designation.
How long does the course take?
PRC 110 typically takes students 1-2 months to complete.
What’s included in my course materials?
Your course materials include the online interactive course, printable study outline, flashcards, practice quizzes, discussion boards, relevant articles, and a simulated exam.
How is The Institutes Designations' virtual exam structured?
Virtual exams are timed. You will have 65 minutes to complete 50 questions.
Do the courses in the PRC program earn CE credit?
PRC 110 and PRC 111 qualify for CE credit.
The Micro-Certs that qualify for CE credit are:
- M-AB 121 Closing Commercial Coverage Gaps
- Badge Title: Commercial Coverage Gaps
- M-AB 122 Helping Clients Prepare for the Worst
- Badge Title: CAT Preparation Foundations
- M-AB 123 Understanding Supplemental Personal Lines
- Badge Title: Supplemental Personal Lines
- M-AB 124 Managing Clients’ Cyber Risks
- Badge Title: Cyber Risk Foundations
- M-AB126 Identifying Commercial Clients' Risks
- Badge Title: Commercial Risk Foundations
- M-AB 121 Closing Commercial Coverage Gaps
Tell me about The Institutes Designations' exam windows and what is the best strategy to selecting a window
Each exam window is open for 60 days. You may take your exam anytime during that time period.
We recommend you create a study plan to complete the course work first, then add two to three weeks for review and to complete the practice exam to be confident you are prepared. After creating this schedule, you should be able to select your exam window. If your projected completion date falls between exam windows, we recommend selecting the next exam window to not rush your studies.
Are there study groups or online classes available for courses in the PRC program?
For select designations and courses, instructor-led classes are available both in-person and online.
Find out if this designation has classes available near you.
I am not sure I’m ready for a designation-level course, are there other options or programs at The Institutes for me?
Absolutely. The Institutes is home to a variety of options including Micro-Certs, topic courses, market specialization courses, continuing education courses, employee benefits courses and certificates, and a Producer Accelerator program.