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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

Professional Liability (219)

Course Category: 
Approximately 20 hours of structured independent study.
Independent Study program administered through the offices of American Educational Institute.
May 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the duties and liabilities of professionals to their clients, and to third parties; explain duties, liabilities and defenses of those rendering professional services; and focus attention on those factors constituting negligence and appropriate defenses, better directing investigation to avoid unwarranted expense and unnecessary claim payments.


Major topics are: duties, liabilities and defenses of those rendering professional services including public accountants, attorneys, insurance agents and brokers, directors and officers, and architects and engineers; and contracts, statutes and cases which may have an effect on claim evaluation. 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 Professional Liability, Insurance, Insurance Law, or Business Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation) (6/20 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 218, 219, and 223 constitute 3 semester hours in Professional Liability.