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ABTrainingCenter.com offers AU training and certification courses for those individuals interested in earning the prestigious Associate in Commercial Underwriting designation.
The Associate in Commercial Underwriting (AU) designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons who work as a commercial lines underwriter. You will learn a thought process to guide you as you write accounts and consider coverage questions.
The AU designation signifies that an individual working in this field has attained comprehensive knowledge of the following subject matter:
Fundamentals of Underwriting
Financial Analysis and Pricing
Underwriting Direct Exposures
Protection and External Exposure
Indirect Loss Underwriting
Commercial Crime Insurance
Liability and Advanced Techniques: Legal Foundations
General Liability / Professional Liability
Designing Underwriting Policy
Quantitative Techniques for Underwriters.
To earn the designation, candidates must follow one of the paths below, successfully passing an examination for each of the courses therein:
AU 65, AU 66, and INS 23
AU 65, AU 66, CPCU 551, and CPCU 552
Note: If you have passed any of the former Associate in Underwriting courses (AU 61, AU 62, AU 63, or AU 64), you can also apply them toward earning the AU designation.
AU 65: Commercial Underwriting: Principles and Property
AU 66: Commercial Underwriting: Liability and Advanced Techniques
CPCU 551: Commercial Property, Risk Management, and Insurance
CPCU 552: Commercial Liability, Risk Management, and Insurance
We recommend that you understand commercial insurance coverages before taking AU 65 and AU 66. We recommend taking the courses in one of the following sequences: INS 23, AU 65, and AU 66; or CPCU 551, CPCU 552, AU 65, and AU 66; or CPCU 551, AU 65, CPCU 552, and AU 66.
Each AU exam is a two-hour, 85 objective question, computer-administered exam (exams for elective courses vary)
Your results will be provided immediately upon the completion of your exam.
National exams are given at local testing centers during the following two-month windows:
January 15 - March 15
April 15 - June 15
July 15 - September 15
October 15 - December 15
Exam fees will apply
Contact Prometric testing centers at 800-266-3232 for more info or to schedule your exam
Those pursuing the AU designation must pass a 50-question exam in the Ethical Guidelines For Insurance Professionals online module. This module is offered by the Institutes at no charge. If you wish to earn CE credits for passing the 50-question, objective, online exam included with it, there is a nominal $5 administrative fee.
Candidates are not required to meet experience or education requirements to attain this designation.
Continuing Education Requirements
A designee is not required to fulfill any annual continuing education requirements, nor are there any annual fees for a designee to maintain the designation.
Recommended Courses & Available Training Options
ABTrainingCenter.com offers multiple courses and training formats for earning the AU designation.
Simply select any of the recommended courses below, or search under "Licensing/Designations" in the search box thereafter for "AU - Associate in Commercial Underwriting".