Commercial Insurance Certificate

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Expand your expertise. Build your brand. Create your career.

The Commercial Insurance Certificate will help you acquire the skills you need to manage a profitable commercial portfolio, craft commercial solutions and excel in the commercial insurance field. Teaching is done through a range of methods including scenario-based case studies and collaboration with insurance professionals. The distinctive program has been designed to meet the needs of an evolving commercial insurance industry. It is targeted at brokers, agents and underwriters who are exposed to the commercial space.

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Program courses

B210: Commercial Insurance Essentials
Learn how to identify, define, and explain the essentials of commercial insurance.
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B220: Commercial Exposures and Solutions
Examine typical exposures, risk analysis, and coverage solutions in everyday scenarios. Topics include first and third party coverages, as well as established and newly emerging types of commercial risk. 
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B230: Applied Commercial Solutions
Apply relevant solutions to multi-faceted exposure scenarios, and a look at strategic issues and paradigm shifts in the industry.
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Flexible weekly schedule


The program is entirely online, and each week you can complete the 6-8 hours of participation and study required when it fits your schedule.

High-level skills that employers value


Develop collaborative skills that help eliminate pain points between insurance professionals, leading to better relationships and ultimately a better service for clients.

Real-world learning


A scenario-based learning approach through the use of case studies allows for better engagement and interaction within the program, giving you the opportunity to immediately apply concepts in your workplace. It’s not just theory – it’s application.

Expanded perspective


Learn key technical information from a wide range of commercial products and specialty lines, including property, liability, business interruption, auto, crime, cyber, D&O, E&O, and marine cargo.


Alternative to B210: Commercial Insurance Essentials

Please note that the CIP program elective C70 Gateway to Commercial Insurance is based on the same textbook as B210 and can be taken as an equivalent credit. C70 may be offered in-class or virtually through your local Insurance Institute or Chapter or via independent study. Note that the second and third courses in the Commercial Insurance Certificate, B220 and B230, are currently only available online. Once you’ve completed the certificate, you can get credit for electives in the CIP Program. Learn more about transfer credits. For more information about the C70 option, click here.