It is commonplace for contracting organizations to exchange Certificates of Insurance to demonstrate that they have insurance coverage. Certificates of Insurance may be requested by various institutions, organizations or companies. Examples of why an entity outside the university might request a certificate are:
- Car or other equipment rental agencies requesting proof of our liability coverage, should the car or equipment become damaged.
- Off-campus locations where the university is participating in or holding an event (i.e. sporting events such as NCAA tournaments, off-campus athletic or theatrical events, competitions and practices, informational booths and programs held at off-campus locations).
The Certificate of Insurance reflects insurance limits provided by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Request for Certificate of Insurance form needs to be submitted at least two weeks before the event (submit the form online). The Risk Manager will prepare, sign and forward the Certificate in accordance with the information provided on the request form.