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IRMI Celebrates 40 Years of Excellence in Insurance and Risk Management

Release Date: Mar 8, 2018

Dallas, TX—International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), is proud to announce its 40th year as the leading provider of online resources, conferences, continuing education (CE) courses, and certifications that help risk professionals secure career success. Today, IRMI publishes the most comprehensive and practical risk and insurance library of any publisher.

In 1978, IRMI was founded primarily to educate risk managers, insurance agents/brokers, underwriters, and other insurance professionals by conducting seminars. In conjunction with these programs, risk and insurance publications were developed to provide what we felt was much-needed information in an evolving industry. So popular were these publications that, by the mid-1980s, publishing had become our primary focus. At that time, we formulated a strategic plan to develop a practical and detailed reference library covering all facets of property and casualty insurance and risk management.

The IRMI library has expanded to more than 75,000 pages and is available through our own platform, IRMI Online, and as part of Vertafore’s ReferenceConnect service. Our subscriber family encompasses thousands of risk, insurance, and legal professionals serving all industries across the globe.

IRMI also publishes an extensive library of free articles, white papers, a glossary, and other content on, one of the most visited websites for risk professionals. With nearly 3 million visitors each year, has broad appeal, providing content on a wide range of topics. IRMI also offers a number of free email newsletters that serve as companions to both our free content and our subscription-based reference services.

IRMI scaled back its seminars in the late 1980s as we focused on hosting national and regional risk management and insurance conferences. The IRMI Construction Risk Conference was our first such program and has become the premier event for people who manage or insure construction risks. IRMI now also hosts the annual Energy Risk and Insurance Conference as well as the regional Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conferences.

In 2000, IRMI partnered with a start-up Internet company, agreeing to write insurance CE courses that would be sold and consumed on a delivery platform that the company created. That company, WebCE, subsequently became the largest provider of online CE courses for the financial services industry, and IRMI acquired WebCE in 2011. Today, IRMI and WebCE work together to maintain a dominant market position in financial services CE by providing top-notch courses at very reasonable prices and backing it all up with superior technology and customer service.

In 2005, we identified a need for industry-specific risk and insurance CE, and we introduced the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) certification program, an online course of study presented on the WebCE platform. Subsequently, we created the Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS®) program, the Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist (ERIS™) program, the Transportation Risk and Insurance Professional (TRIP™) program, and acquired the Agribusiness and Farm Insurance Specialist (AFIS®) program.

While IRMI has enjoyed many successes, what makes us proudest is our expanding family of subscribers and learning how we have helped them achieve their business or risk management goals over the years. “IRMI has evolved and will continue to evolve in what we’re doing. IRMI will play a very exciting role in the professional development of insurance professionals for many years to come,” says IRMI President and CEO Jack Gibson.

About IRMI:

For 40 years, IRMI has been the premier risk management authority. IRMI helps insurance and risk management professionals succeed by providing content, conferences, CE, certifications, and community. For more information, visit

Jack Gibson
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