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Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist (ERIS)

The Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist (ERIS®)  continuing education program was developed by IRMI to provide an opportunity for insurance agents, brokers, customer service representatives, underwriters, adjusters, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers to gain specialized expertise in energy insurance and risk management. Completing the ERIS certification will ensure that the agent, broker, underwriter, or insurance purchaser understands the most important insurance needs of the energy industry.

Verify Your Expertise With the ERIS Digital Badge

Share your achievement and provide verification of your specialized knowledge with an IRMI Certification Digital Badge. IRMI has partnered with Credly Acclaim, the largest and most-connected digital credential network with best-in-class security and privacy features. After earning your credentials, you can display your digital badge on your LinkedIn profile, in your email signature, and on a variety of social media and digital platforms.

ERIS Digital Badge

$129  per course

At only $129 each, you can take all five core courses and earn the ERIS certification for only $645!

Insurance CE Credit available for $16 more.

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 the energy industry. 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 energy companies.

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.  

More Sales
Retail insurance agents and brokers will parlay their increased expertise, confidence, and credibility into more sales to energy accounts.

Better Coverage
Knowledge gained from the ERIS courses will help you eliminate dangerous coverage gaps and provide better protection for your employer or your clients. 

Career Advancement
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.

CE Credit
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



Getting Your ERIS Certification Is Easy!

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Required Courses

There are five required courses to earn the ERIS certification, which can be taken in any order. ERIS courses typically take 6-10 hours to complete.

  • Commercial Liability Insurance for the Energy Industry
  • Contractual Risk Transfer in Energy
  • Control of Well/Operators Extra Expense Risks and Insurance
  • Understanding the Oil and Gas Industry and Its Risks
  • Workers Comp and Maritime Liability for the Energy Industry
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Once you earn the right to use the Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist (ERIS®) certification, you must engage in an ongoing continuing education process to maintain it. This involves obtaining 6 hours of approved energy risk and insurance continuing education credit every 12 months.

You may obtain this continuing education credit in one of two ways:

  1. Completing online ERIS reaccreditation courses that are being developed, or
  2. Attending webinars, seminars, conferences, or other educational events that have been approved for ERIS reaccreditation and notifying us that you have completed them.

Take advantage of our reciprocity discount program to earn additional credentials, renew your certification, and save money. Learn how on our FAQ page and start earning multiple certifications today.


Energy Risk & Insurance Conference

The IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference (ERIC) brings together the brightest minds in the industry—the “who’s who” in understanding, mitigating, and insuring the complex exposures of oil and gas risks. The Conference is quickly becoming the place for risk managers, agents and brokers, underwriters, adjusters, attorneys, and others to explore state-of-the-art ideas and practical tactics for fine-tuning risk management programs while expanding business networks.

Renew your ERIS certification at IRMI ERIC and your $129 renewal fee will be included with your registration at no additional cost.

Questions about ERIS?

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