Aviation Insurance 101

If you are looking for an aviation insurance training program for new employees, if you are new to the aviation insurance industry or if you are interested in obtaining your Certified Aviation Insurance Professional (CAIP) designation, this course is for you!

This course is based on a three-credit undergraduate college course that covers the basic principles of insurance and risk with special application to the aviation industry. It offers a thorough discussion of worldwide markets, the various types of aviation insurance and the general lines of insurance that must be considered by those working in the aviation industry. The course covers four major areas:

  • The aviation industry
  • Principles of insurance and risk management
  • Aviation insurance
  • Other lines of insurance

Self Study


The course has a one-time fee of $350 for AIA members and $475 for non-members. Once your tuition has been paid, you will officially be enrolled in the class until you pass your final exam. YOU MUST PAY TUITION FEES IF YOU WISH TO ORDER COURSE MATERIALS.

Course Materials

Course materials are $175 for both AIA members and non-members. If you live outside the United States, the materials are an additional $30 for shipping. Your course materials include the textbook, Introduction to Aviation Insurance and Risk Management by Bruce Chadbourne, Ed.D. and Alexander Wells, Ed.D and the independent study guide.

Proctored Final Exam

The final exam is optional unless you plan to apply for the CAIP designation.

The proctored final exam is $150 for AIA members and $200 for non-members. The exam consists of 20 multiple-choice questions and 15 essay questions administered by an approved proctor of your choice. Instructions and requirements for setting up your proctored exam will be sent to you when you purchase your final exam. Students must score 75 percent of the total possible points to pass the exam. The re-testing fee for the final exam is $150 for AIA members and $200 for non-members. Students must wait at least 90 days from the date of their previous exam before retaking the test.

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Weekend Course

Upcoming Course: August 8-10, 2014

The Marriot Atlanta Buckhead
3405 Lenox Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 261-9250
Reservations: 888-855-7741

AIA Rate is $139 per Night.

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Weekend Course

What's included with registration:

  • All course materials, including the textbook and study guide
  • Pre-class assignments to get you up to speed
  • 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 and individuals working in the industry


The cost to register for the class is $800 and $150 for the final exam if you are a member of AIA and $950 and $200 for the final exam if you are not a member of AIA. Membership in AIA is $130 per year for individual membership and $200 per year for corporate membership. If you are currently enrolled in the Aviation Insurance and Risk Management Self-study course, you will not pay the full amount.


The session lasts from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday with the optional final exam on Sunday morning. The class includes breakfast and lunch and breaks Friday and Saturday.

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