Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS)

The CRIS Certification Establishes Credibility and Dedication

The Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) continuing education (CE) program was developed by IRMI to make it much easier for insurance agents, brokers, CSRs, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers to gain specialized expertise in construction insurance and risk management. Obtaining the CRIS certification will increase the competence, confidence, and credibility of insurance professionals who sell or underwrite insurance for contractors. A contractor who buys insurance from a CRIS designee will know he or she is dealing with someone who is committed to the construction industry. Construction insurance buyers who obtain the certification will have the knowledge to make wiser insurance and risk management decisions for their employers. Join the CRIS LinkedIn group.

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15% Discount off IRMI Construction Risk Conference Fees

Current holders of the CRIS certification qualify for a 15% discount off the applicable registration fee for the IRMI Construction Risk Conference. To qualify, you must be a current holder of the certification at the time you register for the Conference (i.e., you must have met the reaccreditation requirement if you have held the certification for more than 24 months).

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It is easy to enroll in the CRIS continuing education program. Just go to the Course Catalog in the CRIS Learning Center, select the CE course(s) you wish to take, indicate whether you need state insurance CE credit, and proceed to checkout. You could be on your way to achieving your CRIS certification with your first course in 10 minutes! For orders outside the USA, please contact WebCE online or call 800.488.9308.

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CE Credit Plus a Convenient Online Insurance Certification!

CPE credit (in most states) and state-required insurance CE credit (in all 50 states) is available. Since the CRIS program is available at your home or office through WebCE's state-of-the-art Internet delivery system, you won't have any travel costs or time away from the office either!

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Incredibly Economical!

At only $79 each, you can take all five core courses and earn the CRIS certification for only $395! That's less than the cost of many seminars, and you will learn far more. Plus, you will have an insurance certification to show for it. For only $15 more per course, you can get up to 12 hours' insurance CE credit for any of the courses, depending on your state.

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10% Discount for CFMA Members

CRIS is offered in conjunction with the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA). If you are a CFMA member, you qualify for a 10 percent discount off the course fee and, if you need it, CE fee. Simply enter the respective special discount code below when asked upon checkout. All orders will be checked against the membership list, so please do not claim the discount unless it applies to you.

  • CFMA member discount code is E958030

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10% Discount for RIMS Members

CRIS is offered in conjunction with the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc.®(RIMS). If you are a RIMS member, you qualify for a 10 percent discount off the course fee and, if you need it, CE fee. Simply enter the respective special discount code below when asked upon checkout. All orders will be checked against the membership list, so please do not claim the discount unless it applies to you.

  • RIMS member discount code is D823445

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The CRIS Curriculum and the Continuing Education Requirement

The core curriculum is comprised of five basic-to intermediate-level insurance and risk management continuing education courses directly focused on the unique needs of construction projects and contractors. Completing the core curriculum qualifies an individual to use the CRIS certification for 24 months. To maintain the certification, the CRIS certification-holder must complete only 7 hours of CRIS CE credit during the initial 24 months and every 12 months thereafter. This can be satisfied through just one additional online CE course or by attending approved seminars and conferences.

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CRIS Classroom Courses

A number of associations and other organizations are licensed to offer classroom versions of the CRIS core courses. Each course is structured as a 1-day program. You obtain insurance CE credit from the sponsoring organization. Then you sign into the CRIS Learning Center at your convenience to take the exam for that course.

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