The GBDS Group Benefits Disability Specialist Designation Program
National Underwriter is proud to offer the GBDS Group Benefits Disability Specilaist designation program. Created with the learning needs of new insurance producers, agents, managers, CSRs and corporate staff in mind, the GBDS GROUP BENEFITS DISABILITY SPECIALIST curriculum is the most complete professional learning program available for industry professionals seeking to master the subject of commercial lines coverage. The program was created by the staff of the renowned FC&S Expert Coverage Interpretation and features detailed course content enhanced with real-life case study exercises.
Students completing the GBDS program have demonstrated extensive knowledge in a critical functional area of property and casualty insurance practice-insurance policy coverage-and will have applied that knowledge in real-life case study exercises.
One of the following qualifications is recommended for an individual to be eligible for the GBDS Group Benefits Disability Specialist designation:
Licensed agent, broker,
adjuster, CSR or solicitor
At least one year of full-time experience in
the insurance industry or as a risk
Students of insurance
authorized to confer the
Benefits of Attaining the GBDS Designation
Holders of the industry’s only coverage-specific designation have demonstrated advanced coverage expertise and career professionalism.
Industry and peer recognition for advanced knowledge in coverage areas.
Optional CE credits may be available for various components of the GBDS Designation program.Contact Customer Service for instructions PRIOR to taking your exam.
The GBDS GROUP BENEFITS DISABILITY SPECIALIST curriculum is based on the most important document in the insurance industry: the insurance policy. The curriculum is presented through four Coverage Guides and five Elearning programs. Materials are adapted from expert insurance coverage materials produced by the staff of FC&S Expert Coverage Interpretation and Coverage Guide Series.
Eligible candidates can earn the GBDS designation through a self study program through National Underwriter or through an authorized instructional academy. Your GBDS GROUP BENEFITS DISABILITY SPECIALIST certificate will be mailed to the address you provide on your Request Form. Please allow 5 to 7 business days. processing.
Score of 70% or better on each of the following GBDS Coverage Exam
Complete a Request for GBDS Designation form
AUTHORIZED INSURANCE ACADEMY
Register as a student with an authorized insurance academy
Complete the course of study as required by the provider, including satisfactory scores on program examinations.
The authorized provider will provide you with a Request for GBDS Designation Form upon satisfactory completion of the course of study, and will forward the form to:
4157 Olympic Blvd, Suite 225
Erlanger, KY 41018
attn: Continuing Ed Dept.