Underwriting Boot Camp

July 16-19, 2018 • 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

  • Register online here.
  • Registration ends on July 2 or sooner if the program reaches capacity.
  • Tuition is $875 per student.
  • Click here to download the program brochure.

Schedule of Events

Date Time  Topic
Sunday, July 15 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Onsite Registration /Informal Gathering
Monday, July 16           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, July 17 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Property Case Studies

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. GL Coverage and Underwriting: Part 1
Wednesday, July 18           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, July 19  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 July 16. Departing flights should be scheduled for after 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19. 

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 through June 4 will result in a full refund, less a $50 processing fee.
  • Cancellation between June 5 and June 18, 2018 will result in a 50% refund.
  • No refund is offered after June 18, 2018.
  • Should you cancel after June 18, 2018 you will have a limited time opportunity to substitute someone else at your firm as a alternative to the above refund policy.
  • All requests must be made in writing to Denise Marshall, denise@wsia.org.