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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

American Educational Institute, Inc. (AEI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Personal and Advertising Injury Coverage (224)

Approximately 15 hours of structured independent study.
Independent Study program administered through the offices of American Educational Institute.

May 2004 - May 2019.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss personal and advertising injury coverage in general liability insurance policies; identify and analyze claims issues arising out of personal and advertising injury coverage; and discuss and apply court decisions interpreting personal and advertising injury coverage.


Major topics are: false arrest; malicious prosecution; defamation; advertising offenses, such as copyright infringement. In addition to AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims.  A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Insurance or Business Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation).