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Understanding Surplus Lines Operations
The Burnham System
ASLI 320
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ASLI 320
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Understanding Surplus Lines Operations Study Guide

The Burnham System is the gold standard for ASLI 320 study guide materials. Using our guide you will learn everything needed to pass the ASLI 320 Exam in the shortest time possible. Simply, you will learn more, faster.


Included for FREE with your purchase of this Digital (PDF) Study Guide:

  • ASLI 320 Audio Study Guide Narrations, in MP3 file format, expertly narrated by Lisa Tobey
  • Lisa's expert MP3 audio narrations
  • Ray's definitions for each assignment's key words and other new terms
  • ASLI 320 Course Glossary
  • A sample diagnostic exam with answers and answer explanations


Study guide last updated: October 19, 2022


Current Text Edition: 1st


Ray's estimate of course difficulty (1, easiest and 10, hardest): 7


Number of study guide pages: 62


Covered within this study guide:

  • The Surplus Lines Market
  • Surplus Lines Regulation
  • Product Development
  • Program Development
  • The Surplus Lines Distribution System
  • Risk Assessment in Surplus Lines Underwriting
  • Ratemaking in Surplus Lines
  • The Claims Function
  • Reinsurance
  • Insurer Financial Statements
  • The Underwriting Cycle

As a good study guideline, figure anything in those 62 pages might be on your exam and that there will be nothing on your exam that is not covered in those 62 pages.


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The Burnham System is written and promptly revised by

Ray Burnham, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AIC, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, ALCM, AAI, AAI-M, APA, ARP, AIAF, AMIM, AAM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, REBC, RHU, ASF, LIA, CASL, and ChFC;

Jean O’Reilly, PhD, CPCU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, AIC, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M. ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, and AIAF; and

Lisa Tobey, JD, CPCU, CLU, ARM, AINS, AIS, API, SPPA, AIM, AIC-M, ARM-E, AU, AU-M, AAI, AAI-M, APA, AIAF, AMIM, AIT, ARe, AFSB, ASLI, AIDA, ARC, ARM-P, ACS, RWCS, RHU, REBC, CASL, AIC, EA, and ChFC.

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