Terms and Conditions

There are three simple steps to obtaining and maintaining the Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist (ERIS™) certification.

  1. Complete the core curriculum, consisting of 5 online courses, within 60 months of starting the program.

  2. Complete 6 hours of CE credit within 12 months of obtaining the certification and every 12 months thereafter (through one online course or approved seminar).

  3. Agree to the terms and conditions enumerated below.

If any of these terms and conditions raise questions in your mind, please first consult the ERIS FAQs section for answers. If your question is not answered there, please feel free to contact IRMI.

Rules for Using the ERIS Certification

ERIS is a trademark of IRMI and our rights to this mark are protected under the law. When you register for the ERIS program in the ERIS Learning Center, you agree to all the terms and conditions enumerated below. If you complete the ERIS core curriculum within 60 months of beginning it, you receive a revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license to use the ERIS trademark. All of the following terms and conditions apply to your certification and use of the ERIS mark.

  1. Immediately upon completion of the ERIS five-part core curriculum, you are licensed to publish and announce that you are a holder of the Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist certification and to display the ERIS trademark in conjunction with your name for a period of twelve (12) months.

  2. You may renew your license to use the ERIS certification for additional 12-month periods by completing at least 6 hours of ERIS CE courses or approved seminars/conferences prior to the end of the initial 12 month or any subsequent 12-month license period. Your license expires on the day a license period ends without your having completed (and, if a seminar or conference, notified us of completion) the required renewal CE.

  3. Your display of the ERIS certification will place a comma before the certification followed by the certification in all capital letters without periods or other punctuation (for example: John Doe, ERIS).

  4. Whenever the ERIS mark is displayed in a typeface larger than 12 points, place the trademark symbol ™ in superscript to the right of the mark.

  5. In the event you fail to comply with any provisions of these Terms and Conditions of Use, IRMI revokes your license as provided for herein, or you fail to renew your certification by completing the required CE courses, your license to use the ERIS mark will be immediately revoked and you shall immediately discontinue using the ERIS trademark, destroy any business cards or other printed materials showing the ERIS mark, and cease claiming to be a holder of the Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist certification.

  6. In the event your license to use the ERIS certification expires because you fail to renew it by completing the required CE courses, you must complete the core curriculum to again earn the right to use the ERIS certification.

  7. You agree that IRMI may revoke your ERIS certification in the following events.

    • Are convicted of a felony.

    • Are convicted of any state or federal crime related to insurance.

    • Have an insurance license revoked due to violation of a state insurance code or statue.

    • Display a pattern of unethical, illegal, or immoral behavior that reflects negatively on the ERIS certification.

  8. In the event IRMI revokes your certification, IRMI will e-mail notification to the e-mail address and send a registered letter to the postal address on record in the ERIS Learning Center. Your license to use the certification expires three business days after the registered letter is mailed whether or not you receive the letter or e-mail message.

  9. In the event IRMI revokes your certification, you may at any time appeal the revocation by contacting IRMI in writing and stating your reasons why you feel you should be allowed to use the ERIS certification. You agree that IRMI's decision regarding your appeal is binding and final.

  10. You agree that the official mode of communication regarding the status of your certification is e-mail and/or the ERIS-CE.com website. You agree to keep your e-mail address current in the ERIS Learning Center and to periodically check the ERIS website for announcements concerning your certification.

  11. You specifically grant IRMI and WebCE permission to send you e-mails informing you of the status of your certification, new ERIS course offerings, approval of seminars and conferences for ERIS CE credit, and other important information regarding your certification. Except as respects official notices concerning your certification and the ERIS program, this agreement does not override our privacy statement, which protects you from other uses of your contact information.

  12. You acknowledge IRMI's sole ownership of the ERIS certification, and all associated goodwill, and that IRMI retains all right, title, and interest in and to the trademark. You will not use the ERIS certification in any manner that will diminish or otherwise damage our goodwill in the ERIS certification. You will not adopt, use, or register any corporate name, trade name, trademark, domain name, service mark or certification mark, or other designation or certification that violates IRMI's rights in the ERIS certification. IRMI shall have the sole right to, and in its sole discretion may control any action concerning the display of the ERIS trademark.

  13. You agree that, except when indicated otherwise in the course, the copyrights to all ERIS courses are the property of International Risk Management Institute, Inc., and that you will not contest the validity or ownership of the copyrights to any ERIS courses.

  14. You agree that IRMI may change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting the changes on the ERIS website and e-mailing a notice that they have been changed to the e-mail address you have on record with us in the ERIS Learning Center.

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