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IRMI Announces New Manufacturing Risk and Insurance Specialist Certification Program

Dallas, TX, March 21, 2023—International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), has launched an online curriculum for the new Manufacturing Risk and Insurance Specialist (MRIS™) certification program.

The MRIS certification program is a specialized curriculum focusing on the complex insurance and risk management needs of the manufacturing industry. With the addition of the MRIS designation, IRMI now offers six certification programs focused on specific industries and lines of coverage, including agribusiness, construction, energy, specialty lines, and transportation. More than 18,000 insurance and risk professionals have earned or are pursuing an IRMI certification.

"Specialization is a key component of success in our industry," said Jack Gibson, IRMI president and CEO. "Earning the MRIS certification demonstrates the acquisition of specialized knowledge necessary to properly design and arrange insurance programs that respond to the nuanced exposures of all types of manufacturers."

The MRIS core curriculum is composed of five insurance and risk management courses that are directly focused on understanding, mitigating, and insuring the complex exposures of manufacturing.

  • Casualty Insurance for Manufacturers
  • Products Liability and Recall for Manufacturers
  • Property and Business Interruption for Manufacturers
  • Equipment Breakdown and Inland Marine Insurance for Manufacturers
  • Pollution Insurance for Manufacturers

Completing all five courses entitles manufacturing risk management and insurance professionals to display and use the MRIS certification. Each MRIS course costs $134, plus $16 for state continuing education credit, if needed. The courses are administered online through the IRMI Learning Center. Select courses will also be available as classroom sessions at the IRMI Certification Symposium to be held this September in Des Moines, Iowa.

MRIS certification holders must complete 6 hours of continuing education every 12 months to keep their designation active. This requirement can be satisfied by taking an online renewal course, attending IRMI educational events, or participating in other approved conferences, seminars, or employer-provided training.

"Ongoing education is a critical component of the IRMI certification programs that validates participants are keeping pace with changes in the industry," said Mr. Gibson.

For more information about the MRIS certification, visit

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