COPE – Property Underwriting and Effective Loss Control
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COPE – Property Underwriting and Effective Loss Control

Total Credits: 2 including 2 CE Credit

Average Rating:
  4.5   (18 comments)
Commercial Lines |  Commercial Lines - Advanced
2 hrs
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 Course Description:

COPE is an acronym that stands for the four property risk characteristics an underwriter reviews when evaluating a submission for property insurance: Construction (e.g., frame, brick, masonry, masonry veneer); Occupancy (how the building is being used);  Protection (e.g., quality of the responding fire department, adequacy of water pressure and water supply in the community, the presence or absence of smoke alarms, etc.); and Exposure (risks of loss posed by neighboring property or the surrounding area, taking into consideration what is located near the property, such as an office building, a subdivision, or a fireworks factory).

This course will give participants the knowledge needed to accurately determine this important underwriting information and also what can be done to reduce and control losses once “COPE” information is gathered and analyzed.


The instructor for this course is Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS.  Chris is the Director of Education for the Insurance Journal Academy of Insurance  and has authored several books in the area of Property and Casualty Insurance , including “Property and Casualty Insurance Concepts Simplified: The Ultimate ‘How to’ Insurance Guide for Agents, Brokers, Underwriters and Adjusters;”

Course Materials


Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS Related seminars and products: 2

Christopher J. Boggs, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, LPCS, AAI, APA, CWCA, CRIS, AINS, joined the insurance industry in 1990. He is the Executive Director of the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (Big "I") Virtual University. His current duties involve researching, writing, and teaching property and casualty insurance coverages and concepts to Big "I" members and others in the insurance industry.


During his career, Boggs has authored more than 300 insurance and risk management-related articles on a wide range of topics as diverse as Credit Default Swaps, the MCS-90, and enterprise risk management. In addition to this, Boggs has written 13 insurance and risk management books.


Boggs is a regular speaker at industry events, speaking for groups such as the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), the National Society of Insurance Premium Auditors (NSIPA), the American Association of Managing General Agents (AAMGA), the Institute of Work Comp Professionals (IWCP), and the CPCU Society.

A graduate of Liberty University with a bachelor's degree in Journalism, Boggs' background includes work as a risk management consultant, loss control representative, producer, claims manager, and quality assurance specialist


State Specific Details

State Approval Information Details

SC - This course is approved for 2 hours CE in these states
SC:  This course is approved in SC but please complete the required affidavit in the materials section (zip file - IMPORTANT CE INFORMATION & STATE REQUIRED FORMS)

OK - This course is approved for 2 hours CE (Producer) - Course# 1027446

KS - This course is approved for 2 hrs CE - Course # 989076 Gen-2 - Note -  KAIA will file your earned CE electronically within 10 business day after course completions

TN - This course is approved for 2 hours CE - Course#28457

NC- This course is approved for 2 hours CE in these states

CO - This course has been approved for 2 hrs CE - Course#58553



Overall:     4.5

Total Reviews: 281


Judith S - Anderson,

"Great Information"


"very enjoyable"

Marjorie D - Carlstadt, New Jersey

"very informative"

DEBBIE D - SHALLOTTE, North Carolina

"very helpful course"

Kitty V - Hopkinsville, Kentucky

"I learned a lot."

Dara V - Bigfork, Montana

"Very informative. Learned some things!"

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"The slides did not follow the instructor"

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"Very informative class"

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