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About CRIS

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.

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Earn Your CRIS Certification

At only $149 per course, you can take all five core courses and earn your CRIS certification for only $745! Insurance CE Credit is available for $17 more per course.

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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.

A Collaboration between IRMI, WebCE, and MindForge. 

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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.

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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.

More Sales

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.

Better Coverage

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

Career Advancement

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.

CE Credit

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

Earn, Renew, and Promote Your CRIS Certification

Take Core Courses
to Earn Your CRIS

There are five required courses to earn the CRIS certification, which can be taken in any order. CRIS courses typically take 6-10 hours to complete.You can add CE to any CRIS course for a small additional fee.

Annual Reaccreditation

To renew your CRIS certification, you must complete 6 hours of approved continuing education credit each year. You can take an online reaccreditation course or attend approved educational events.

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CRIS Certification

Put your credentials to work for you by promoting your distinguished accomplishment with our CRIS Digital Toolkit. Showcase your credentials via social media or email once you accept and download your digital badge.

IRMI Certification Directory

Need another reason to earn your CRIS certification? 

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.

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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.

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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.

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