Core Courses

Property Insurance for Contractors

Course Details

This course is not subject to discount pricing.

Additional Credit Available:

Optional Insurance CE
Optional CPA CPE

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Field of Study: 

Management Services

Last Reviewed: 

February 2019



Exam Requirements

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Course Description
This course—Property Insurance for Contractors—examines the coverage provided by three types of property insurance policies: commercial property policies, builders risk policies, and contractors equipment policies.

Commercial property policies provide insurance on existing buildings and their contents. The contractor purchases this type of policy to respond to loss or damage in connection with its own facilities. Builders risk policies provide insurance on property being constructed, installed, altered, or repaired. The builders risk policy for each project may be purchased by either the contractor or the project owner. Contractors equipment policies provide insurance on the mobile equipment that is used in construction activities. They are purchased by the contractor as the owner (or lessor) of the equipment. The course also briefly overviews two other types of property insurance policies that contractors may need: commercial crime policy and equipment breakdown policy.

Learning Objectives
This is an intermediate course. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • recognize the key property loss exposures that contractors face and identify the type of insurance policy that addresses each of these loss exposures;
  • recognize the types of property that are covered and excluded from coverage, what locations are covered, and other key direct damage policy provisions under a commercial property policy;
  • recognize the various time element loss exposures that contractors face, the type of time element coverage that addresses each of these loss exposures, and a given contractor’s time element loss exposures;
  • distinguish between commercial property insurance and builders risk insurance and identify the advantages of insuring property under construction under a builders risk policy; 
  • recognize the locations and types of property that typically are covered under a builders risk policy, the exclusions found in a typical builders risk policy, and other key direct damage builders risk policy provisions;
  • recognize the types of property that are typically covered and excluded from coverage under a contractors equipment policy, distinguish between blanket and scheduled contractors equipment, and identify the exclusions and limitations that are found in most all risks contractors equipment policies;
  • identify the most important commercial crime coverages for contractors; and
  • recognize why a contractor might want to purchase equipment breakdown insurance and what types of equipment are covered by this type of insurance.

TA basic understanding of property insurance is required.

CPE Field of Study
Management Services

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