SQF 6:
European Certified Insurance Senior Underwriter

Overall job content

The overall role of the European Certified Insurance Senior Underwriter is to handle the company’s underwriting criteria, rules and pro-cesses and to apply the widely accepted insurance principles to analyse and assess the applicant’s risk profile, determine the premium and decide whether to accept (with or without special conditions), the applicant’s risks on behalf of the insurance company.

In addition the Policy Manager is responsible for:

  • Managing specialist knowledge on underwriting and the given insurance class
  • Identifying trends in the claims development and the market structure
  • Developing new products
  • Translating new legislation into processes, procedures and practices


The profile covers any insurance class, including reinsurance business and it is intended for an underwriter dealing with all classes of business within the European insurance market and who may be representing both a local or foreign firm. The Policy Manager deals with the most complex: 


  • Claims
  • Policies
  • Customers

The certificate holder does not have to have training within all insurance classes, but can be certified based on any class.
Exams applying for accreditation of European Certified Insurance Senior Underwriter must meet the following criterias within knowledge, skills and competences.