Underwriting Boot Camp

October 26-29, 2020 • Facilitated virtual learning
For insurance professionals new to or with limited surplus lines underwriting exposure or experience

About the Program

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

Learn more about Underwriting Boot Camp in the informational program brochure.

Who Should Attend

Underwriting Boot Camp is ideal for insurance professionals new to or with limited E&S underwriting experience. Underwriters with only single-line experience will also find this program beneficial.

Registration and Fees

  • Registration opens July 2020. If you would like to be notified when registration opens for the 2020 program, click here to join a waitlist.
  • Tuition is $925 per participant
  • Hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the participant.

What Alumni Have To Say

 “The WSIA Underwriting Boot Camp has been a tremendous help. One of the takeaways was the amount of knowledge the instructors had. They were able to really define and get down to the nitty-gritty details and provide that information to us. There were a lot of what-if questions, and we worked together along as a group.”
Kyle Bolls, S/L Stamping Office of TX 

“The biggest takeaways are the people and the networking. Getting to know them and have those networks across the country is valuable. I strongly recommend WSIA Underwriting Boot Camp. It’s a way to network, learn and broaden your horizons in the insurance industry.”
Kenny Ogden, IFG Companies

Read more feedback from past attendees about their Underwriting Boot Camp experiences. 

Schedule of Events

Date Time  Topic
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 
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Property Case Studies

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. General Liability Coverage and Underwriting
Wednesday  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    Professional Liability and Underwriting
  1:00 - 5:00 p.m. General Liability Case Studies
Thursday 8:00 - 11:45 a.m.  Emerging Issues
  11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.            Wrap Up / Q&A

Underwriting Boot Camp Cancellation Policy

    • Registrants can receive a full refund, less a $50 fee for processing, if the request is made prior to approximately 8 weeks in advance of the program. 
    • Registrants can receive a 50% refund if requested between 8 and 4 weeks before the program.
    • No refund is offered within 4 weeks of the program.
    • 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.