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University Insurance Program

Certificates of Insurance

A Certificate of Insurance (COI) is a document that provides evidence that the university maintains appropriate insurance at the levels required by a written agreement with a third party. A COI does not extend insurance coverage to a third party.

A Certificate of Insurance (COI) with an Additional Insured Endorsement (AIE) provides evidence that the university maintains appropriate insurance at the level required by a written agreement and extends insurance coverage to a third party.

Risk Management can provide a COI to a third party when a written agreement has been properly executed by an authorized signor between the university and the third party when a COI is required. To request a COI, send an email with the subject line “COI Request” to RiskManagement@csulb.edu at least five (5) working days before the COI is needed.

If a COI an AIE is requested, a copy of the signed written agreement must be forwarded with the request. As an agreement is a legally binding document that commits the university to explicit terms and conditions, it is of the utmost importance that the terms and conditions of the written agreement be reviewed for legal requirements, conformance to CSU and CSULB policy, and be reflective of good business and risk management practices. The Procurement and Contractual Services Office has the responsibility for this review. Risk Management is unable to process a request for a COI with an AIE unless the written agreement has been signed by the Director of Procurement and Contractual Services or his/her designee.