Certificates of Insurance

Agreements and contracts which the University enters into generally require insurance limits and evidence of the insurance via certificates of insurance. Certificates of insurance or self-insurance are issued by both the contractors'/vendors' insurance carrier and the University to meet the contract requirements and evidence financial responsibility should a loss or claim arise out of the agreement or contract. Please access the following link for frequently asked questions regarding insurance certificates and insurance requirements for doing business with the University of California: http://www.ucop.edu/risk-services/risk-financing-claims/certificates-of-insurance.html

Certificates to be Issued by The University:

The University of California Certificate of Insurance is available online to be provided to our vendors and partners. This certificate evidences the University of California's proof of current General Liability, Auto Liability, Property and Workers' Compensation insurance. 

If you are a UCSF department and require a more specialized certificate (such as a venue that is insisting you issue a COI with the venue listed as an additional insured), you may now request a specialized certificate of insurance online at this portal: https://ucinsurancecert.alliant.com/Pages/Landing.aspx  Please select your location as "University of California, San Francisco" to request a General Liability or Property Insurance certificate.

You may also request a Professional Liability certificate at that portal. Please select your location as "University of California, San Francisco Campus Health" OR "University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center" when requesting a Professional Liability certificate. For any questions regarding Professional Medical and Hospital Liability (Professional Liability) certificates or insurance, please contact the UCSF Medical Center Risk Management Office: Phone (415) 353-1842, fax (415) 353-8566

Certificates to be Received by the University:

Vendors: Please send (or have your insurance agent/broker send) your Certificate of Insurance to: [email protected] to be included in the UC Certificate database. The named insured should be as follows:

The Regents of the University of California
UCSF Risk Management and Insurance Services
UCSF Box 1338
San Francisco, CA 94143-1338


Insurance for Vendors/Consultants/Contractors Who Don't Already Have Coverage:

The first thing to do is determine what kind of work the vendor will be doing and the duration of time the coverage is needed.


Insurance for contractors, consultants, and other vendors doing ongoing business with the campus can be purchased by going to:


The cost of the vendor/contractor coverage is $500 for one year. It's good for one year for all work the contractor does with the University of California at all UC locations. At the department's discretion, it can add some or all of the insurance cost to the total value of the contract. 


Insurance for vendors participating in one-day events put on by the campus can be purchased by going to:


The vendor/exhibitor coverage runs around $85-$100. It's good for the day of the event only. Again, at its discretion, the department may add some or all of the cost to the total value of the contract.  



If you need assistance, please contact Andrew Sinclair in the UCSF Risk Management and Insurance Services department at (415) 476-3460.