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CRIS Continuing Education Program Approved by NAIW for CPIW/M Professional Designation

Dallas, TX, June 8, 2006International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), is pleased to announce certification of the Construction Risk and Insurance SpecialistTM (CRIS) designation and continuing education program as meeting one of the educational requirements for obtaining the Certified Professional Insurance Woman/Man (CPIW/M) designation. The National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW), which administers the CPIW/M designation, reviewed the CRIS program and deemed it worthy of serving as one of the prerequisites for the designation.

The CRIS designation and CE program was developed by IRMI to make it much easier for insurance agents, brokers, CSRs, in-house risk managers or insurance buyers, and insurance company underwriters to gain specialized expertise in construction insurance and risk management. Since its launch in March 2005, more than 300 professionals have earned the CRIS designation. Go here to see more details about the CRIS program

International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), is a Dallas-based research and publishing organization focusing on insurance and risk management. IRMI reference services give insurance buyers, risk managers, agents, brokers, adjusters, coverage lawyers, and underwriters knowledge to deal effectively with complex and rapidly changing insurance and risk management issues and problems. For more information, visit or write to IRMI, Inc., 12222 Merit Drive, Suite 1600, Dallas, TX 75251.

NAIW (International) is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and serves its members by providing professional education, an environment in which to build business alliances and make connections with people of differing career paths and levels of experience within the insurance industry. More information about NAIW membership and the CPIW/M designation is located at

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