Earn your CRIS certification and set yourself apart from the competition, or attend the CRIS conference to earn CE hours for licensing. The Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certification helps you grow your knowledge of the unique risks contractors face while signifying to your construction clients your expertise in the construction industry. In Kansas, CRIS classes are now available through KAIA.
What is CRIS?
The Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) is a designation designed for insurance agents, brokers, CSRs, and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers to gain 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. A contractor who buys insurance from a CRIS certification holder will know he or she is dealing with someone who is committed to the construction industry. Construction insurance buyers who obtain the certification will have the knowledge to make wiser insurance and risk management decisions for their employers.
How To Earn the CRIS Certification
The core curriculum for the CRIS program consists of five courses. You must pass all five courses to qualify as a holder of the CRIS designation. Each course is independent of the others and you may complete them in any order you choose.
How to Renew Your Certification
Once you earn the CRIS certification, you will have 24 months to complete 7 hours of CRIS CE credit to renew your certification. After the initial 24-month term, you must complete 7 hours of CRIS CE credit each year to continue using and displaying the CRIS certification.