- Credibility & More Sales
- Agent/Broker Directory Listing
- Arrange superior insurance programs
- Career Advancement
Who Should Take This Program?
Anyone who designs, sells, buys, or underwrites construction insurance programs should consider taking the CRIS program.
- Insurance agent or broker
Customer service representative (CSR)
Insurance underwriter or adjuster
Risk manager or insurance manager of a construction company
Contractor CFO, controller, or other executive who buys insurance
Construction safety professional who wishes to expand your horizons
Risk and insurance consultant
Risk manager of another organization with substantial construction activities
When you obtain the CRIS certification, it is valid for 24 months. To maintain the CRIS certification, you obtain only 7 hours of approved construction risk and insurance continuing education credit every 12 months thereafter (generally one online course or seminar).
Complete all 5 CRIS courses, in any order:
Commercial Liability Insurance for Contractors - This course will examine each of 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).
Contractual Risk Transfer in Construction - This course provides a general overview of contractual risk transfer in construction contracts and subcontracts, with specific attention to those provisions that present risk and insurance implications for contractors. Reviews 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.
Commercial Auto, Surety, CIPS & Miscellaneous Lines - This course provides an overview of various additional coverage needs of many contractors, including auto liability, professional liability, pollution liability, employment practices liability, directors and officers liability, fiduciary liability insurance, and surety bonds.
Property Insurance for Contractors - This course examines the coverage provided by three types of property insurance policies: commercial property policies, builders risk policies, and contractors equipment policies.
Workers Compensation for Contractors - This course begins with an introduction to workers compensation, including who is covered and under what circumstances and the various parts of the policy are explained in detail.
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has endorsed CRIS as a certification its member contractors could consider when selecting an agent or broker. The CFMA also refers its contractor membersto the CRIS Directory of Agents/Brokers who are current with the CRIS certification.
Who is the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI):
With a focus on this industry for more than 26 years, IRMI has established itself as the authority on construction risk management and insurance. IRMI is the publisher of Construction Risk Management, Contractual Risk Transfer, and many other books on construction risk and insurance issues, and it sponsors the IRMI Construction Risk Conference and other construction risk and insurance seminars.
* Online testing is available when the student is ready, allowing additional study time after the course. There is also an online review test for each exam, comprised of approximately 25 multiple-choice questions. The review test is meant to prepare the student for the exam and is not in addition to or replacement of the final exam. Those students not seeking the designation are NOT required to test.