Aviation Insurance Core Principles and Concepts

October 5 – 7, 2018
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile


Aviation Insurance Core Principles and Concepts, the new course written by aviation insurance professionals for aviation insurance professionals and taught by industry leaders is now available! This new course will replace the Aviation Insurance 101 and Aviation Insurance and Risk Management courses. If you wish to earn the Certified Aviation Insurance Professional Designation, you MUST take this course.

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

For Reservations - please call the hotel directly at 1-800-628-2112 (312-944-4100 for International Calls) and identify yourself as a participant of the Aviation Ins Assn (or group code DYI). The group cutoff date is September 12, 2018. Any reservations requested after this date will be based on availability.

The discounted room rate for the class will be $255.00 (plus tax). This rate will be valid until September 12, 2018 or until the room block is sold out. Reservations made after that date will be accepted based on availability.


The cost to register for the class is $600 and $150 for the final exam if you are a member of AIA. If you are NOT a member of AIA, the cost to register is for the class is $950 and $350 for the final exam. MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE $140.

What's Included with Registration:

  • All course materials
  • Eligibility for up to 16 CIE credits. If you need credits in a specific state, please AIA headquarters
  • This course IS eligible for adjusters credits in some states!
  • Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments
  • Completion of the course in a weekend with face-to-face instruction by the course creators
Click here to register!


Module Time Hours
Module 1: Course Intro & Preview Case Study
This module will discuss the overall objectives of the course and introduce the case study scenario that will be referenced throughout the course.
8:00 – 9:00 AM 1:00
Module 2: Industry History & Overview
This session will provide a brief overview of the beginnings of the insurance industry along will a timeline of significant events in the development of the aviation line of coverages specifically.
9:00 – 9:30 AM 0:30
Break 9:30 – 9:45 AM  
Module 3: Aviation Risk Management
This session will provide the student with an overview of the risk management process, the tools used to identify risk and the various methods utilized to deal with risk in the aviation industry.
9:45 – 10:45 AM 1:00
Module 4: Aviation Insurance Law & Contracts
This module will discuss contract law and how and why contracts are utilized in the aviation industry as a risk transfer method.
10:45 – 11:45 AM 1:00
Lunch 11:45 – 1:00 PM  
Module 5: Hull & Liability Insurance
This module will delve specifically into aviation insurance policies and discuss the important differences between those contracts and the more standardized ISO contracts used in other industry segments. It will also point out the differences between policy wordings and how they can affect coverage.
1:00 – 2:30 PM 1:30
Break 2:30 – 2:45 PM  
Module 5: Continued 2:45 – 4:45 PM 2:00
Day One Recap / Q&A 4:45 – 5:45 PM 1:00

Day 2

Module Time Hours
Module 6: Aviation CGL Insurance
This session will discuss the commercial general liability policy, how it is modified to adapt to the unique requirements of the aviation industry and the various coverages available under the CGL policy form.
8:00 – 9:30 AM 1:30
Break   9:30 – 9:45 AM  
Module 6: Continued 9:45 – 11:15 AM 1:30
Lunch 11:15 – 12:15 PM  
Module 7: Related Aviation Coverage
This section will present other aviation policy coverages needed by most commercial aviation operators to include workers compensation, property insurance, business auto, etc., all in the context of the aviation operator.
12:15 – 1:45 PM 1:30
Break 1:45 – 2:00 PM  
Module 8: Claims
This section will focus on actual claims scenarios provided by aviation claims managers from around the industry to see how the aviation coverage responds to a particular accident or incident. Helpful best practices are shared so that risk managers and aviation insurance professionals can prevent claim problems.
2:00 – 3:30 PM 1:30
Break 3:30 – 3:45 PM  
Course Recap / Q&A
This time is set aside to review the course material and work with students in applying the principles and concepts presented to an actual business such at the one presented at the beginning of the course. The focus is on risk identification, and both insurance and non-insurance solutions availableto deal with the risk.
3:45 – 5:45 PM  2:00