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CRIS Program Now Offers CPE Credit for CPAs

Dallas, TX, August 30, 2012International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), and WebCE, Inc. are pleased to announce that the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) program now offers continuing professional education (CPE) credit for certified public accountants (CPAs) in most states.

"The CRIS program has been very popular with chief financial officers and controllers who have the responsibility of purchasing insurance for their construction company employers," said IRMI President and CEO Jack P. Gibson, CPCU, CRIS, ARM. "Since many of them are CPAs, the ability to satisfy their CPE requirements will make it even more appealing to them."

More than 5,600 people now hold the CRIS certification, and another 1,500 are working toward it. The CRIS courses are available online and satisfy state-mandated insurance CE requirements as well as accounting CPE requirements.

The program also helps contractors identify insurance agents and brokers who focus on the construction industry and who are qualified to write their insurance by seeking insurance representatives who have obtained the CRIS certification. To facilitate this process, CRIS-certified agents and brokers are listed in an online insurance agent and broker directory that contractors may consult at no cost.

For more information or to consult the free directory visit CRIS-certified insurance agents and brokers.

WebCE, Inc.®, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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