This course explains insurance and how a professional can go about acquiring insurance for real and personal property owned by, or in which, the professional has an insurable interest. The course covers what employees, officers, and directors of a corporation need to know to get the insurance needed to protect against the risk of loss of real and personal property.

The course covers the following:

  1. Insurance and insurable interest.
  2. That an insurable interest does not require ownership but can be a leasehold interest, an easement, or any other interest where the loss of the property will cause damage to the person acquiring the insurance.
  3. How to use an insurance agent or broker.
  4. The difference between an insurance agent and an insurance broker.
  5. The importance of an insurance application.
  6. The need to read the policy.
  7. Hazards of not reading an insurance policy after it is obtained.
Learning Objectives
  • Explore the steps necessary to acquire first party property insurance sufficient to allow him or her to obtain the coverage needed.
  • Explore how insurance is acquired.
  • Explore how to use an insurance agent or broker.
  • Identify the need to complete a thorough, honest and complete application.
  • Identify the need to read a policy after it is delivered.
  • Recognize the importance of insurance.
  • Recognize the obligation to truthfully disclose information when applying for insurance.
Last updated/reviewed: August 25, 2023

Included In Certifications

This course is included in the following Certification Programs:

16 CoursesCorporate Property Insurance Certification

  1. Introduction: Excellence in Claims Handling
  2. How to Acquire a First-Party Property Insurance Policy
  3. How to Read and Understand an Insurance Policy
  4. The Necessity of an Honest and Complete Insurance Application
  5. The Basics of the Law of Contracts for the Insurance Professional
  6. Ethics for the Insurance Professional
  7. What is the Problem with Fraud?
  8. Interviewing Techniques for the Insurance Professional
  9. Investigation of a First-Party Property Insurance Claim
  10. The Creation of a Scope, Statement, and Proof of Loss
  11. The Duties of an Insured Presenting a First-Party Property Claim
  12. The Insurance Examination under Oath (EUO)
  13. Insurance Fraud Prevention
  14. Compliance with Special Investigation Unit Regulations
  15. Compliance with Good Faith Settlement Practices Regulations
  16. The Obligations of a Public Insurance Adjuster
Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other course in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Introduction to How to Acquire a First Party Property Insurance Policy4:05
  How to Acquire a Policy of First Party Property Insurance Part 19:30
  How to Acquire a Policy of First Party Property Insurance Part 27:24
  How to Acquire a Policy of First Party Property Insurance Part 36:13
  How to Acquire a First Party Poperty Insurance Policy 33:01
  Slides: How to acquire a First party property insurance policyPDF
  How to Acquire a First party Property Insurance policy GlossaryPDF