The Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist (ERIS™) program is a
specialized curriculum focusing on the insurance and risk management needs
of the energy industry. Those who complete the program are entitled to
display the ERIS certification to attest to their knowledge of energy
insurance and risk management and dedication to the industry.
ERIS Establishes Credibility and Dedication
The ERIS continuing education program was developed by IRMI to make it much
easier for energy financial officers and managers, controllers, in-house
risk managers or insurance buyers, and their agents, brokers, and
underwriters to gain specialized expertise in energy insurance and risk
management. Completing the five-part curriculum entitles you to the ERIS
certification. Energy financial and risk professionals who obtain the
certification will have the knowledge to make wiser insurance and risk
management decisions for their employers and work more effectively with
their agents/brokers. Obtaining the ERIS certification will increase the
competence, confidence, and credibility of insurance professionals who sell
or underwrite insurance for contractors. A CFO, CFM, controller, or risk
manager who buys insurance from an ERIS designee will know he or she is
dealing with someone who is knowledgeable about the specialized needs of
Curriculum and Renewal
The core curriculum is composed of five basic- to intermediate-level
insurance and risk management continuing education courses directly focused
on the unique needs of energy companies. Completing the core curriculum
qualifies an individual to use the ERIS certification for 12 months. To
maintain the certification, the ERIS certification holder must complete
only 6 hours of ERIS continuing education credit every 12 months
thereafter. This can be satisfied through just one additional online course
or by attending approved seminars and conferences.
Get CE and CPE
CPE credit and state-required insurance CE credit is available in most
states. Since the ERIS program is available at your home or office through
WebCE's state-of-the-art Internet delivery system, you won't have
any travel costs or time away from the office either!
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.
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
An ERIS certification provides you with the training, continuing education,
and 24/7 access to resources you need to stay on top of industry trends.
The specialized knowledge and credibility you gain from the ERIS program
will make you a more valuable employee and help you achieve your career
An ERIS certification
provides you access to fellow industry experts through exclusive online
Insurance agents or brokers
can simultaneously get convenient
state insurance CE credit and an insurance industry certification at a
very low cost.
Anyone who designs, sells, buys, or underwrites energy insurance
programs should consider taking the ERIS continuing education program.
You should consider ERIS if you are one of the following.
- Insurance agent or broker
- Customer service representative (CSR)
- Insurance underwriter or adjuster
- Risk manager or insurance manager
- CFO, controller, or other executive who buys insurance
- Safety professional who wishes to expand your horizons
- Risk and insurance consultant
- Energy industry attorney