The Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) continuing education (CE) program provides insurance agents, brokers, CSRs, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers specialized expertise in construction insurance and risk management. Obtaining the CRIS certification will increase the competence, confidence, and credibility of insurance professionals who sell or underwrite insurance for contractors.
Earn Your CRIS Certification
At only $134 per course, you can take all five core courses and earn your CRIS certification for only $670! Insurance CE Credit is available for $16 more per course.
Continue your studies in the IRMI + WebCE Learning Center.
A New Way To Renew Your CRIS!
Renew your CRIS Certificaion in a fresh, engaging way with interactive videos, games, and quizzes. Plus, master construction crews' field safety protocols. Complete the 6-hour course in short 5-15-minute increments.
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Verify Your Expertise With the CRIS Digital Badge
Share your achievement and provide verification of your specialized knowledge with an IRMI Certification Digital Badge. IRMI has partnered with Credly, 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.
Benefits of CRIS Certification
With the CRIS certification behind your name, you make a statement to construction and insurance professionals that you understand the complex insurance needs of contractors and how to meet them.
All CRIS core and renewal courses can be completed 100% online at your own pace. IRMI has partnered with WebCE to create the IRMI Learning Center, a user-friendly platform backed by WebCE's award-winning US-based live customer support.
Once certified, you will appear in the IRMI Certification Directory—a powerful online tool allows insurance buyers or employers to find someone with specialized risk management expertise by certification, location, or name—providing maximum exposure for the credentials you’ve earned.
Retail insurance agents and brokers will parlay their increased expertise, confidence, and credibility into more sales to construction accounts.
Lower Insurance Costs
Insurance buyers and risk managers will use their new knowledge to make better insurance buying and risk management decisions for their companies.
Knowledge gained from the CRIS courses will help you eliminate dangerous coverage gaps and provide better protection for your employer or your clients.
Whether you are an insurance professional, lawyer, safety professional, insurance manager, or risk manager, the specialized knowledge and credibility you gain from the CRIS CE program will make you a more valuable employee and help you achieve your career goals.
Insurance agents or brokers can simultaneously get convenient state insurance CE credit and an insurance industry certification at a very low cost. Learn More.
CRIS Certification Core Courses
Numerous insurance policies are usually needed to cover the risks presented by a construction project. In addition to commercial liability, workers compensation, builders risk, and umbrella liability, contractors may also need other types of insurance to cover their business exposures.
The three coverage parts of the commercial general liability (CGL) policy—bodily injury and property damage (Coverage A), personal and advertising injury (Coverage B), and medical payments (Coverage C)—including the insuring agreement and exclusions. Contractors may avail themselves of the coverage provided under all of the coverage parts; however, the most significant coverage section for contractors is Coverage A—“bodily injury and property damage.” This course provides a review of the basic policy’s coverage parts, key policy provisions and conditions, limits of insurance, and various endorsements that can be attached to the policy to customize coverage.
The structure of construction contracting relationships and the key provisions in which responsibilities and liabilities are allocated to the contracting parties and suggests methods to equitably allocate these liabilities are integral parts of construction contracts. This course provides a general overview of contractual risk transfer in construction contracts and subcontracts and examines processes for ensuring the effectiveness of contractual risk transfers and identifies problems that may arise if contracts are not properly reviewed and their risks managed.
This course examines the coverage provided by three types of property insurance policies: commercial property policies, builders risk policies, and contractors equipment policies.
Commercial property policies provide insurance on existing buildings and their contents. The contractor purchases this type of policy to respond to loss or damage in connection with its own facilities. Builders risk policies provide insurance on property being constructed, installed, altered, or repaired. The builders risk policy for each project may be purchased by either the contractor or the project owner. Contractors equipment policies provide insurance on the mobile equipment that is used in construction activities. They are purchased by the contractor as the owner (or lessor) of the equipment. The course also briefly overviews two other types of property insurance policies that contractors may need: commercial crime policy and equipment breakdown policy.
The realm of workers compensation is constantly evolving. The interaction of workers compensation insurance with state workers compensation and federal workers compensation laws is unique in the insurance industry, and changes in these acts have profound effects. Since this is the most costly property and casualty insurance coverage for most contractors, the insurance products and methods of handling this risk have evolved and grown accordingly. This course provides detailed information on workers compensation and employers liability insurance and the market for coverage.
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IRMI Certification Directory
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Once you earn your certification, you will appear in the IRMI Certification Directory—a powerful online tool that allows insurance buyers or employers to find someone with specialized risk management expertise by certification, location, or name—providing maximum exposure for the credentials you’ve earned.
Save When You Earn More Than One Certification
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.
IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC)
Get access to expert speakers, focused construction risk and insurance content, and innovative ideas for contractor insurance programs. Attending sessions will satisfy the annual reaccreditation requirement for CRIS designees.