Underwriting Boot Camp

July 15-18, 2019 • Atlanta, GA • Georgia State University
For insurance professionals new to or with limited wholesale, specialty and surplus lines underwriting experience or underwriters with single-line experience who want to expand their knowledge to other lines of insurance.

About the Program

This course is designed to establish an underwriting foundation in the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines market through a combination of online and in-class courses for insurance professionals new to surplus lines and/or interested in developing an underwriting skill set. The course focuses primarily on the Property and General Liability lines of business. At the end of the program, through classroom facilitation, discussion and thorough case studies, students will be more effective in their jobs. 

Registration and Fees

  • Registration will open approximately 90 days in advance of the program.
  • Tuition is $925 per participant
  • Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the participant.
  • Click here to download the program brochure.

Schedule of Events

Date Time  Topic
Sunday, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Onsite Registration /Informal Gathering
Monday,    8:00 - 8:15 a.m.      Class introductions and Session Overview
  8:15 - 9:15 a.m. What is Underwriting?
  9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.      Property Coverage and Underwriting: Part 1
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Property Coverage and Underwriting: Part 2 

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Reception/Hors d' oeuvres at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar
Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Property Case Studies

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. GL Coverage and Underwriting: Part 1
Wednesday,       8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    GL Coverage and Underwriting: Part 2 
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. GL Case Studies
  5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Reception/Dinner at Buckhead Pizza Co. 
Thursday,  8:00 - 11:45 a.m.  Package Case Studies
  11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.            Wrap Up / Q&A

Hotel and Accommodations

Hotel reservations are your responsibility. There are several hotels within walking distance of the Georgia State University Education Center.

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
3332 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA

Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta - Buckhead
3342 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Travel Arrangements

Students should plan to arrive on-site by 8 a.m. on the first day of class. Departing flights should be scheduled for after 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is located 15 miles south of the training location.

Session Location

Georgia State University Buckhead Center
Tower Place 200
3348 Peachtree Road NE, 12th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30326

Underwriting Boot Camp Cancellation Policy

    • Cancellation up to six weeks before the session will result in a full refund, less a $50 processing fee.
    • Cancellation between four and six weeks in advance of the session will result in a 50% refund.
    • No refund is offered within four weeks of the session. 
    • Should you cancel within four weeks, you will have a limited time opportunity to substitute someone else at your firm as an alternative to the above refund policy. 
    • All requests must be made in writing to Denise Marshall, denise@wsia.org.