2020 Classes

Parker, Smith & Feek offers a variety of insurance focused classes aimed at individuals unfamiliar with commercial insurance. Parker, Smith & Feek also provides its clients with custom training courses when needed or required.

ALASKA CLASSES  //  OREGON CLASSES

Washington Classes

Insurance 101 – Property & Casualty Basics

Thursday, March 5, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]
Presented by Alicia de Cervantes

Thursday, May 14, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Tacoma, Venue TBD
Presented by Ann Heitkemper

Thursday, September 24, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]
Presented by Torri Howard

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 that are often confusing or misunderstood.

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

Contracts & Certificate Review 101

Thursday, February 13, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]
Presented by Alicia de Cervantes

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Vancouver, The Heathman Lodge [map]
Presented by Ann Heitkemper

Thursday, June 4, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Seattle, The Washington Athletic Club [map]
Presented by Alicia de Cervantes

Thursday, July 23, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Tacoma, Venue TBD
Presented by Ann Heitkemper

Thursday, August 27, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]
Presented by Tamra Johnson-Hicks

Thursday, November 19, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]
Presented by Alicia de Cervantes

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.

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

Certificate & Endorsements 201

Thursday, February 13, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]
Presented by Tamra Johnson-Hicks

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  |  Vancouver, The Heathman Lodge [map]
Presented by Tamra Johnson-Hicks

Thursday, June 4 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  |  Seattle, The Washington Athletic Club [map]
Presented by Ann Heitkemper

Thursday, July 23, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  |  Tacoma, Venue TBD
Presented by Angela Samarel

Thursday, August 27, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]
Presented by Angela Samarel

Thursday, November 19, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]
Presented by Tamra Johnson-Hicks

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 & Project-Related Insurance 101

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Seattle, The Washington Athletic Club [map]

Wednesday, June 3rd 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Vancouver, The Heathman Lodge [map]

Thursday, October 1 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Tacoma, Venue TBD

Thursday, November 5, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]

Presented by Walt Isler and Jim Sorte

While initially designed for contractors and subcontractors, this course benefits those involved with construction activities and projects, including real estate developers. The course foundation is built upon a basic knowledge of insurance and coverages essential to the construction industry, but also includes sections on contractual requirements and the claims process that apply to construction and real estate concerns alike. Project-related insurance topics include builder’s risk, owner/contractor controlled insurance programs (OCIP’s or CCIP’s – often referred to as wrap ups) and owner’s and contractor’s protective (OCP) coverage. If you are responsible for construction contracts, construction site supervision, project development, and/or the overall management of related insurance programs, this course is for you.

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

Claims 101 – Demystifying the Claims Process

Thursday, April 9, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]

Presented by Annie Nason

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.

Personal Insurance 101

Thursday, May 7, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Bellevue, Parker, Smith & Feek Headquarters [map]

Presented by Currie Baker and Peach Pittenger

This course is designed for individuals and financial advisors who have beginner to intermediate level personal insurance knowledge. We will survey auto, homeowner, collections, and umbrella coverages. Policy review will include named insureds, coverages, exclusions, and limitations. The course will also explore possible coverage gaps, optional coverage enhancements, and practical solutions for common personal insurance issues. We will address the factors that affect insurability and premiums, ways to help control insurance costs, and life events that may require changes to insurance coverage.

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

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


WASHINGTON CLASSES  //  OREGON CLASSES

Alaska Classes

Contracts & Certificate Review 101

Thursday, March 19, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Anchorage, Parker, Smith & Feek [map]
To enroll in this class, visit our registration page.

Presented by Tamra Johnson-Hicks

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.

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

Certificate & Endorsements 201

Thursday, March 19, 2020
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm  |  Anchorage, Parker, Smith & Feek [map]
To enroll in this class, visit our registration page.

Presented by Angela Samarel

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.

Solving the Mysteries of Workers’ Compensation 101

Thursday, May 21, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Anchorage, Parker, Smith & Feek [map]
To enroll in this class, visit our registration page.

Presented by Lynne Seville, Brian Zematis, Kevin Sayler, and Kristy Clark

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 claims 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.

Insurance 101 – Property & Casualty Basics

Thursday, July 30, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Anchorage, Parker, Smith & Feek [map]
To enroll in this class, visit our registration page.

Presented by Tamra Johnson-Hicks

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 that are often confusing or misunderstood.

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

Construction & Project-Related Insurance 101

Thursday, September 3, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Anchorage, Parker, Smith & Feek [map]
To enroll in this class, visit our registration page.

Presented by Lynne Seville

While initially designed for contractors and subcontractors, this course benefits those involved with construction activities and projects, including real estate developers. The course foundation is built upon a basic knowledge of insurance and coverages essential to the construction industry, but also includes sections on contractual requirements and the claims process that apply to construction and real estate concerns alike. Project-related insurance topics include builder’s risk, owner/contractor controlled insurance programs (OCIP’s or CCIP’s – often referred to as wrap ups) and owner’s and contractor’s protective (OCP) coverage. If you are responsible for construction contracts, construction site supervision, project development, and/or the overall management of related insurance programs, this course is for you.

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



WASHINGTON CLASSES  //  ALASKA CLASSES

Oregon Classes

Solving the Mysteries of Workers’ Compensation 101

Thursday, August 6, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Portland, Multnomah Athletic Club [map]

Presented by Shawn Hjort, Kevin Sayler, and Kristy Clark

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 claims 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.

Insurance 101 – Property & Casualty Basics

Thursday, October 15, 2020
8:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Portland, Multnomah Athletic Club [map]

Presented by Torri Howard

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 that are often confusing or misunderstood.

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