The Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist (ERIS®) continuing education program provides insurance agents, brokers, customer service representatives, underwriters, adjusters, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers with specialized expertise in energy insurance and risk management. Completing the ERIS certification will ensure that you understand the most important insurance needs of the energy industry.
Earn Your ERIS Certification
At only $129 per course, you can take all five core courses and earn your ERIS certification for only $645! Insurance CE Credit is available for $16 more per course.
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Benefits of ERIS Certification
With the ERIS certification behind your name, you make a statement to energy and insurance professionals that you understand the complex insurance needs of energy companies and how to meet them.
All ERIS core and renewal courses can be completed 100% online at your own pace. IRMI has partnered with WebCE to create the IRMI Learning Center, a user-friendly platform backed by WebCE's award-winning US-based live customer support.
Retail insurance agents and brokers will parlay their increased expertise, confidence, and credibility into more sales to energy accounts.
Knowledge gained from the ERIS courses will help you eliminate dangerous coverage gaps and provide better protection for your employer or your clients.
The specialized knowledge and credibility you gain from the ERIS program will make you a more valuable employee and help you achieve your career goals
An ERIS certification provides you access to fellow industry experts through exclusive online communities.
Insurance agents or brokers can simultaneously get convenient state insurance CE credit and an insurance industry certification at a very low cost.
ERIS Certification Core Courses
While the energy industry has most of the same exposures as all industries, it also faces some unique exposures. This course will examine each of the three coverage parts of the commercial general liability (CGL) policy with a focus on the insuring agreements, key policy provisions and conditions, and exclusions. It will then review the various endorsements that can be attached to the policy to broaden or restrict the scope of coverage or otherwise alter the basic policy terms and conditions. The course concludes with a brief discussion of umbrella liability insurance for energy industry companies.
The agreements between the parties involved in energy projects are various contract documents. These contracts impose duties, obligations, and liabilities on various parties. Although careful attention may be paid to the operational issues these contracts address, often little or no attention is given to their risk and insurance implications. This course examines the structure of contracting relationships and the key provisions in which responsibilities and liabilities are allocated to the contracting parties and suggests methods to equitably allocate these liabilities.
As long as there are oil wells there is a potential for well control problems. This course provides a review of the physical characteristics of a well, emphasizing the factors that can lead to a blowout and the features designed to prevent or control blowouts. Fortunately, insurance exists to address the monumental expenses that result when a blowout or other well control event occurs.
The course provides an in-depth review of the types of the insurance coverage available to cover the costs and expenses associate with a well blowout, including a review of the three main insuring agreements, typical conditions and warranties, and additional coverages often available by endorsement to expand or limit coverage. The course concludes with a case study of an actual blowout.
The key to designing an appropriate insurance program is understanding the industry, how it works, and the unique vocabulary that goes with it. This course provides an overview of the oil and gas industry and its risks, focusing on the nuts-and-bolts operational aspects and addressing risk management concerns relating to the various processes. The course takes a sequential approach from how petroleum originates and where petroleum deposits exist through the exploration process, the completion process, the transportation process, and the refining process. At each stage the key hazards and risks associated with the process are identified.
For drilling, servicing, and other contractors, the costs of on-the-job injuries and illnesses are the most significant component of total cost of risk. While much of the cost is driven by state workers compensation laws, many energy companies have operations on or near bodies of water. In those situations, their obligations to provide compensation for injured workers may stem from federal laws such as the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, the Jones Act, or general maritime law, in addition to traditional workers compensation laws. This course discusses the interaction of workers compensation insurance with state and federal workers compensation laws and how changes in these Acts and regulations have profound effects on the insurance line.
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IRMI Energy Risk and Insurance Conference (ERIC)
IRMI ERIC is the premier conference for insurance and risk management professionals who specialize in the unique exposures and nuanced coverage needs of energy businesses.