These FAQs relate primarily to the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) certification itself. For FAQs addressing the operation of the CRIS Learning Center and how your CRIS account will be serviced, visit the CRIS Learning Center FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I earn the CRIS certification?

  • Can I take a core certification course and count it as a renewal course for another certification? Can a renewal course be used for more than one certification? What is the reciprocity discount program?

  • Do I need an insurance background as a prerequisite for taking the CRIS program?

  • How does CRIS compare to the CPCU, CIC, or ARM programs?

  • I'm an insurance agent/broker. How would I benefit from obtaining this certification?

  • If I work for a construction company, how will the CRIS program help me?

  • I'm a seasoned insurance professional. Why should I bother with this?

  • If I already hold one or more insurance certifications must I still pass all the CRIS courses, or do you give cross credit for them?

  • How long does it take to complete each course?

  • How many questions are on the final exam?

  • What score must I make to pass the exam?

  • How much insurance CE credit do the courses provide?

  • Does completing CRIS courses (or the entire certification) qualify for credit in any insurance industry programs other than regulatory insurance CE credit?

  • Why is there a continuing education requirement for the CRIS certification?

  • Must a seminar, webinar, or conference be preapproved for CRIS continuing education credit?

  • How do I obtain reaccreditation after attending an approved seminar?

  • How will others know I have this certification?

  • Once I earn the certification, can I ever lose it?

  • Is renewal CE credit earned in one year transferable to the next year?

  • Will I receive notification of the need to renew my CRIS certification?

  • Can I obtain the CRIS certification if I am not a US resident?

  • Is your technology dependable?

  • Who will service my CE account?

  • Can I give copies of the course guides to other people?

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