2017 Classes

Parker, Smith & Feek offers a variety of insurance focused classes, including Insurance 101, aimed at individuals unfamiliar with commercial insurance. Parker, Smith & Feek also provides its clients with custom training courses when needed or required. All classes are held at our Bellevue office except those that are noted otherwise.

ALASKA CLASSES  //  OREGON CLASSES

Washington Classes

Insurance 101 – Property & Casualty Basics

Thursday, March 2, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm   |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]

Thursday, August 3, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm   |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]

Presented by Shelley Cardiel

This course is intended for those individuals who have little or no insurance experience and knowledge. It is designed to familiarize the non-insurance professional with basic concepts of traditional insurance coverage as well as key terms and principles. The major coverages dealt with are property insurance, general liability insurance, auto insurance, umbrella/excess liability, and others. Areas of importance such as named insureds, coverage forms, policy exclusions, conditions and limitations, along with coverage enhancements and solutions for common insurance issues.

The attendee will leave this seminar with a basic understanding of standard insurance coverages including their function and those areas of coverage which are often confusing or misunderstood.

For more information about these courses or to enroll,
please email the course coordinator.

Contracts & Certificate Review 101 [Morning]
Certificate & Endorsements 201 [Afternoon]

Wednesday, February 8, 2017    |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]
Contracts & Certificate Review 101: 8:30 – 12:00 pm
Certificates & Endorsement 201: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Thursday, May 25, 2017   |  Spokane, The Davenport Grand Hotel [map]
Contracts & Certificate Review 101: 8:30 – 12:00 pm
Certificates & Endorsement 201:
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, June 13, 2017   |  Seattle, The World Trade Center – Holland America Line Room [map]
Contracts & Certificate Review 101: 8:30 – 12:00 pm
Certificates & Endorsement 201: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 16, 2017  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]
Contracts & Certificate Review 101:
8:30 – 12:00 pm
Certificates & Endorsement 201: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Lunch will be served between classes.

Presented by Shelley Cardiel and Angela Samarel

Contracts & Certificate Review 101 — This class is designed for those who have primary responsibility for securing and monitoring insurance coverages and certificates of insurance. Topics will focus on negotiating contracts and contractual requirements in leases and contracts and the various insurance coverages required to comply. This will include discussion about certificates of insurance – what they are, what they do, and how to read them.

Certificate & Endorsements 201 — This class is designed for businesses that hire contractors and/or work in the construction industry. It will benefit those responsible for reviewing certificates and endorsements. We will break down Additional Insured, Primary/Non-Contributory, and Waiver of Subrogation language within policy forms and endorsements attached to the Acord Certificate of Liability Insurance. You will learn to identify and differentiate between the various coverage triggers found in Additional Insured endorsements as well as identifying the coverage limitations and exclusions contained therein.

For more information about these courses or to enroll,
please email the course coordinator.

Claims 101 – Demystifying The Claims Process 

Thursday, April 20, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm   |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]

Presented by Ed Rhone

This class intended for those individuals who want a greater understanding of the claims process. Have you ever wondered if the ads about insurance company adjusters are really true? Or why some claims are paid and others are not? Maybe you’ve had a personal experience with a claim and you still don’t understand what the adjuster did. This course will help to unmask the claims process and provide the attendee with a basic understanding of common claims terms, concepts and procedures used by the insurance company from the time they are notified of a claim to its resolution.

For more information about these courses or to enroll,
please email the course coordinator.

Solving the Mysteries of Workers’ Compensation

Thursday, September 14, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]

Presented by Shawn Hjort

This class will provide a brief overview of the history of workers’ compensation insurance, as well as the different types of coverage available to protect employees who are injured on the job. We’ll start with a high level overview of the experience modification process that will set the stage for our review of the claim management process, including an explanation of the available benefits. Finally we’ll wrap things up by highlighting helpful resources to assist employers with containing costs and expediting claim resolution.

For more information about these courses or to enroll,
please email the course coordinator.

Construction Insurance 101

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm  |  Seattle, The World Trade Center – Holland America Line Room [map]

Thursday, October 19, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm  |  Spokane, The Davenport Grand Hotel [map]

Thursday, November 9, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]

Presented by Brian Hearst, Walt Isler and Jim Sorte

This seminar is directed specifically for contractors, subcontractors, and developers along with those working in the construction industry. We will build upon a basic knowledge of insurance and the coverages that are central to the construction industry. It is designed to assist those responsible for construction contracts, construction site supervision, and the overall management of construction insurance programs. Our focus will be on the special insurance needs related to construction projects and the typical issues related to insurance and claims that arise with construction exposures and activities.

For more information about these courses or to enroll,
please email the course coordinator.

Surety 101

Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm  |  Spokane, The Davenport Grand Hotel [map]

Presented by Ron Lange

This course is intended for individuals working for contractors and developers who have, to date, had limited experience or knowledge regarding surety. Major areas of discussion will include: what is surety and how is it different than insurance, what is a bond and how does it work, how is surety underwritten and why do they ask so many questions, and what types of information do they require when a bond is requested. The attendee will leave this seminar with a strong understanding of the basic principles of surety, as well as what can be done to make sure the process of getting a bond is as smooth as possible.

For more information about these courses or to enroll,
please email the course coordinator.


WASHINGTON CLASSES  //  OREGON CLASSES

Alaska Classes

Insurance 101 – Property & Casualty Basics

Thursday, April 27, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm   |  Anchorage, Parker, Smith & Feek [map]
To enroll in this class visit our registration page.

Presented by Shelley Cardiel

This course is intended for those individuals who have little or no insurance experience and knowledge. It is designed to familiarize the non-insurance professional with basic concepts of traditional insurance coverage as well as key terms and principles. The major coverages dealt with are property insurance, general liability insurance, auto insurance, umbrella/excess liability, and others. Areas of importance such as named insureds, coverage forms, policy exclusions, conditions and limitations, along with coverage enhancements and solutions for common insurance issues.

The attendee will leave this seminar with a basic understanding of standard insurance coverages including their function and those areas of coverage which are often confusing or misunderstood.

For more information about these courses, please email the course coordinator.

Contracts & Certificate Review 101 [Morning]
Certificate & Endorsements 201 [Afternoon]

Wednesday, April 26, 2017    |  Fairbanks, Pike’s Waterfront Lodge [map]
Contracts & Certificate Review 101: 8:30 – 12:00 pm
Certificates & Endorsement 201: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
To enroll in these classes visit our registration page.

Thursday, September 21, 2017   |  Anchorage, Parker, Smith & Feek [map]
Contracts & Certificate Review 101: 8:30 – 12:00 pm
Certificates & Endorsement 201: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
To enroll in these classes visit our registration page.

Lunch will be served between classes.

Presented by Shelley Cardiel and Angela Samarel

Contracts & Certificate Review 101 — This class is designed for those who have primary responsibility for securing and monitoring insurance coverages and certificates of insurance. Topics will focus on negotiating contracts and contractual requirements in leases and contracts and the various insurance coverages required to comply. This will include discussion about certificates of insurance – what they are, what they do, and how to read them.

Certificate & Endorsements 201 — This class is designed for businesses that hire contractors and/or work in the construction industry. It will benefit those responsible for reviewing certificates and endorsements. We will break down Additional Insured, Primary/Non-Contributory, and Waiver of Subrogation language within policy forms and endorsements attached to the Acord Certificate of Liability Insurance. You will learn to identify and differentiate between the various coverage triggers found in Additional Insured endorsements as well as identifying the coverage limitations and exclusions contained therein.

For more information about these courses, please email the course coordinator.

Solving the Mysteries of Workers’ Compensation

Thursday, October 26, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm  |  Anchorage, Parker, Smith & Feek [map]
To enroll in this class visit our registration page.

Presented by Shawn Hjort

This class will provide a brief overview of the history of workers’ compensation insurance, as well as the different types of coverage available to protect employees who are injured on the job. We’ll start with a high level overview of the experience modification process that will set the stage for our review of the claim management process, including an explanation of the available benefits. Finally we’ll wrap things up by highlighting helpful resources to assist employers with containing costs and expediting claim resolution.

For more information about these courses, please email the course coordinator.

Construction Insurance 101

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm  |  Fairbanks, Pike’s Waterfront Lodge [map]
To enroll in this class visit our registration page. 

Presented by Brian Hearst, Lynne Seville and Jim Sorte

This seminar is directed specifically for contractors, subcontractors, and developers along with those working in the construction industry. We will build upon a basic knowledge of insurance and the coverages that are central to the construction industry. It is designed to assist those responsible for construction contracts, construction site supervision, and the overall management of construction insurance programs. Our focus will be on the special insurance needs related to construction projects and the typical issues related to insurance and claims that arise with construction exposures and activities.

For more information about these courses, please email the course coordinator.

Surety 101

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 pm  |  Fairbanks, Pike’s Waterfront Lodge [map]
To enroll in this class visit our registration page. 

Presented by Guy Armfield 

This course is intended for individuals working for contractors and developers who have, to date, had limited experience or knowledge regarding surety. Major areas of discussion will include: what is surety and how is it different than insurance, what is a bond and how does it work, how is surety underwritten and why do they ask so many questions, and what types of information do they require when a bond is requested. The attendee will leave this seminar with a strong understanding of the basic principles of surety, as well as what can be done to make sure the process of getting a bond is as smooth as possible.

For more information about these courses, please email the course coordinator.

Marine Cargo 101

Thursday, October 26, 2017
1:00 – 4:00 pm  |  Anchorage, Parker, Smith & Feek [map]
To enroll in this class visit our registration page.

Presented by Terry Reilly

Shipments of construction equipment and materials, including imported, exported, and domestic shipments of goods we use every day have been insured under cargo insurance placements. Dating back to Greek and Roman times, marine cargo insurance is the first insurance product utilized by companies shipping items all over the world. The Parker, Smith & Feek Marine Cargo 101 class will review the importance of marine cargo coverage for anything shipped over ocean and why these ocean voyages require special insurance coverage. The class will also focus on the worldwide utilization of cargo policies, including an overview of insuring terms and conditions, the terms of sale associated with the transport of the products/cargo, and the limitations of liability to cargo owners provided by cargo carriers.

For more information about these courses or to enroll,
please email the course coordinator.


WASHINGTON CLASSES  //  ALASKA CLASSES

Oregon Classes

Insurance 101 – Property & Casualty Basics

Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm   |  Portland, The Multnomah Athletic Club [map]

Presented by Shelley Cardiel

This course is intended for those individuals who have little or no insurance experience and knowledge. It is designed to familiarize the non-insurance professional with basic concepts of traditional insurance coverage as well as key terms and principles. The major coverages dealt with are property insurance, general liability insurance, auto insurance, umbrella/excess liability, and others. Areas of importance such as named insureds, coverage forms, policy exclusions, conditions and limitations, along with coverage enhancements and solutions for common insurance issues.

The attendee will leave this seminar with a basic understanding of standard insurance coverages including their function and those areas of coverage which are often confusing or misunderstood.

For more information about these courses or to enroll,
please email the course coordinator.

Contracts & Certificate Review 101 [Morning]
Certificate & Endorsements 201 [Afternoon]

Tuesday, March 21, 2017    |  Portland, The Multnomah Athletic Club [map]
Contracts & Certificate Review 101: 8:30 – 12:00 pm
Certificates & Endorsement 201: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Thursday, October 12, 2017   |  Portland, The Multnomah Athletic Club [map]
Contracts & Certificate Review 101: 8:30 – 12:00 pm
Certificates & Endorsement 201: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Lunch will be served between classes.

Presented by Shelley Cardiel and Angela Samarel

Contracts & Certificate Review 101 — This class is designed for those who have primary responsibility for securing and monitoring insurance coverages and certificates of insurance. Topics will focus on negotiating contracts and contractual requirements in leases and contracts and the various insurance coverages required to comply. This will include discussion about certificates of insurance – what they are, what they do, and how to read them.

Certificate & Endorsements 201 — This class is designed for businesses that hire contractors and/or work in the construction industry. It will benefit those responsible for reviewing certificates and endorsements. We will break down Additional Insured, Primary/Non-Contributory, and Waiver of Subrogation language within policy forms and endorsements attached to the Acord Certificate of Liability Insurance. You will learn to identify and differentiate between the various coverage triggers found in Additional Insured endorsements as well as identifying the coverage limitations and exclusions contained therein.

For more information about these courses or to enroll,
please email the course coordinator.

Construction Insurance 101

Thursday, September 14, 2017
8:30 – 12:00 pm  |  Portland, The Multnomah Athletic Club [map]

Presented by Brian Hearst, Walt Isler and Jim Sorte

This seminar is directed specifically for contractors, subcontractors, and developers along with those working in the construction industry. We will build upon a basic knowledge of insurance and the coverages that are central to the construction industry. It is designed to assist those responsible for construction contracts, construction site supervision, and the overall management of construction insurance programs. Our focus will be on the special insurance needs related to construction projects and the typical issues related to insurance and claims that arise with construction exposures and activities.

For more information about these courses or to enroll,
please email the course coordinator.