IRMI Launches New Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) Designation Using WebCE's Course Delivery Platform

by WebCE | Mar 15, 2005

IRMI Launches New Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) Designation Using WebCE's Course Delivery Platform

DALLAS —International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) has developed a new insurance designation for insurance agents, brokers, and underwriters who sell construction insurance. The Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) continuing education program is a specialized curriculum consisting of five courses that are presented entirely through the program’s Web site, In addition to earning state insurance CE credit, those who complete the program are entitled to display the CRIS designation to certify their knowledge of construction insurance. The program also establishes the agent’s commitment to the construction industry with an ongoing continuing education component focusing on construction risk and insurance.

With a basic charge of $49 per course, the CRIS program is quite affordable, and, for only $10 more, insurance CE credit is also available in many states. This allows agents and brokers to leverage a nominal CE investment into both a designation and state credit. Individuals taking the course can also receive a 15 percent introductory discount off one course if taken before June 15, 2005. Here is the discount code needed to use when ordering the course (good for one course only) 200749. Call 1–800–488–9308 (in Dallas 214-575-5000) to redeem the voucher number with a WebCE representative. The representative will give course options and viewing instructions. Participants are also allowed to pass this code along to their network of associates so they can take advantage of the introductory discount as well.

“We developed the CRIS program in response to concerns expressed by many contractors about the difficulty of determining whether their insurance agents or brokers had the specialized knowledge necessary to properly design and arrange their insurance programs,” said IRMI president Jack P. Gibson, CPCU. “Completing the CRIS curriculum will assure their construction clients and prospects that the agent or broker understands their most important insurance needs. We also think many underwriters and insurance buyers with construction firms will find the CRIS program to be beneficial.”

The self-paced courses and their final exams may be taken from any computer with Internet access. WebCE’s state-of-the-art Internet system is the Web delivery platform for the program. This proven platform served up more than 175,000 insurance CE courses for agents and brokers last year.

For more information about the CRIS continuing education program and designation, visit the Web site at