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How to Understand Commercial Property Underwriting & COPE

Big "I" Members: $79
Nonmembers: $179

Two (2) CE credits available - not approved in all states.
See below for session dates and times.


Today's commercial property underwriters use the exact same information their predecessors used nearly 400 years ago:

  • Construction
  • Occupancy
  • Protection
  • Exposure

Combined, these four elements are known as "COPE underwriting."

There is no "magic" to commercial property underwriting. The "magic" is in knowing how these four key elements direct the property underwriter's decision one, to extend coverage, and two, how to price the property. Join us as we detail all four parts of COPE:

  • Construction: Do you want to know how to determine the proper construction class (1-6); why square footage matters; and how age affects the underwriting decision? Don't miss this class. (We will also discuss mixed-construction issues this is worth the price of admission.)
  • Occupancy: You will learn why HOW the insured does what they do matters more than what they do.
  • Protection: You will learn the basics of sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, alarm systems, fire doors and fire walls and public fire protection, and how each affect the pricing.
  • Exposure: We discuss the external factors that affect the insured property. Many agents forget this part but knowing how to paint the proper exposure picture helps your underwriter, your client, and ultimately you.
Your instructor for this webinar is Big "I" Executive Director of Risk Management & Education, Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS.

2022 CLASS SCHEDULE

  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern – Register
  • Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern – Register
  • Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern – Register
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern – Register
  • Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern – Register
  • Thursday, December 15, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern – Register

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CE APPROVALS BY STATE
Check back often for updates.

ALASKA
Approved for 2 CE credits. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

ARKANSAS
Approved for 2 CE credits. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

INDIANA
Approved for 2 CE credits. Course 37132. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

IOWA
Approved for 2 CE credits. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

KANSAS
Approved for 2 CE credits. Course 6000075180. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.


LOUISIANA
Approved for 2 CE credits. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

MAINE
Approved for 2 CEC's. Course 26390. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

MARYLAND

Approved for 2 CE credits. Course number 106084. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

MISSOURI

Approved for 2 P/C credits - #17004169. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

MONTANA
Approved for 2 CE credits. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

NEVADA
Approved for 2 CE credits. Course number 23718. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

NEW JERSEY

Approved for 2 NJCE credits. Course ID 88902109. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

OKLAHOMA
Approved for 2 CE credits. Course 6000063830. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

OREGON
Approved for 2 CE credits. Course number 6000082243. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

UTAH
Approved for 2 CE credits. Course 39961. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

WASHINGTON

Approved for 2 CE credits. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.

WYOMING
Approved for 2 CE credits. Course 30939. Student must be logged in individually (1 seat) the entire session and answer all poll questions. The student receiving CE credit must be the name of the student logging in and attending.
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