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CRIS® Program Surpasses 3,000 Certifications

Release Date: Nov 19, 2009

Release Date: November 20, 2009
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DALLAS—The number of construction and insurance professionals who have earned the CRIS® certification has now surpassed 3,000 people, the International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI) announced today. The Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) certification and continuing education program was launched by IRMI in March 2005 to help construction insurance buyers, underwriters, and agents/brokers learn best practices for satisfying the complex insurance and risk management needs of contractors. The CRIS® courses are available online and, in many states, through classroom programs, and satisfy state-mandated insurance continuing education 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.

“We had high hopes for the CRIS program when we started it, but its fast growth has surpassed our most optimistic projections,” said IRMI President Jack P. Gibson, CPCU, CRIS, ARM. “And, with about 50 additional construction and insurance professionals earning the certification every month, it looks as if the ranks of CRIS certification holders will top 4,000 people by the end of 2010.”

For more information or to consult the free directory of CRIS-certified insurance agents and brokers, visit the CRIS® website at