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Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS)

What is CRIS®?

The Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) designation allows you to develop a specialized expertise in construction risk and insurance and prove that you have the foundation and knowledge necessary to handle these unique risks. Learn at your own pace from a specialized online curriculum focusing on the insurance and risk management needs of construction projects and contractors. Each course can be completed in 6-10 hours.

You can earn 4 to 12 insurance CE credits for each course, applicable towards the broker or agent licenses.

If you earn the CRIS designation, you are entitled to receive two days of RF workshop credits
towards the RIMS Fellow (RF) designation.

Discount for RIMS Members

RIMS members receive 10% off the regular price of the program.
Just use the following promotional code when registering: D823445

Register for the CRIS® Program at

Browse a Directory of Agents and Brokers who have the CRIS Certification.

Benefits of the CRIS® Program:
  • Lower costs and make better insurance buying and risk management decisions.
  • Eliminate dangerous coverage gaps and provide better protection for your employer or your clients.
  • Be better positioned to offer advice and opinions related to insurance programs.
  • Become a more valuable employee as you work toward your career goals.
  • Gain expertise, confidence and credibility.
  • Display the CRIS® certification behind your name as a testament to your expertise.
  • Gain access to a directory of agents and brokers who have the CRIS® certification.
Who should take the CRIS® Program?
  • Construction company executives with direct or indirect responsibility for property-casualty insurance or risk management programs.
  • Risk managers, construction financial managers, or office personnel who buy insurance or coordinate claims for contractors.
  • CPAs who wish to be more knowledgeable advisors with respect to the insurance their contractor clients purchase.
  • Construction lawyers who wish to understand the scope of protection provided to contractors for defective construction and other complex coverage issues unique to construction.
  • Negotiators and lawyers, including in-house general counsel, who advise contractors or draft terms for construction contracts.
  • Insurance agents and brokers who sell insurance to contractors.
  • Insurance agency customer service representatives (CSR) who handle construction accounts.
  • Insurance underwriters who focus on the construction industry.
CRIS® Program Outline

Optional Foundation Course:

  • IRMI's Fundamentals of Construction Risk Management and Insurance

5 Core Courses:

  • Commercial Auto, Surety, CIPs, and Miscellaneous Lines
  • Commercial Liability Insurance for Contractors
  • Contractual Risk Transfer in Construction
  • Property Insurance for Contractors
  • Workers Compensation for Contractors

Learn new ways to protect your employer or clients.
Register for the CRIS® Program at



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