IRMI Launches New Online Certification for Construction Risk Professionals

March 17, 2005

International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) has developed a new insurance designation for insurance agents, brokers, and underwriters who sell construction insurance. The Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) continuing education program is a specialized curriculum consisting of five courses that are presented through the program’s Web site.

In addition to earning state insurance CE credit, those who complete the program are entitled to display the CRIS designation to certify their knowledge of construction insurance.

The fee includes a charge of $49 per course. For an additional $10 the insurance CE credit is also available in many states.

“We developed the CRIS program in response to concerns expressed by many contractors about the difficulty of determining whether their insurance agents or brokers had the specialized knowledge necessary to properly design and arrange their insurance programs,” said IRMI president Jack P. Gibson, CPCU. “Agents and brokers who complete the CRIS curriculum will have a certification to show their construction clients and prospects that they understand contractors’ most important insurance needs. We also think many underwriters and insurance buyers with construction firms will find the CRIS program to be beneficial.”

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