The Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation increases the competence, confidence, and credibility of insurance professionals who sell or underwrite insurance for contractors. A contractor who buys insurance from a CRIS designee will know he or she is dealing with a professional who is committed to the construction industry.
Recommended for agents/brokers, customer service representatives, and in-house risk managers.
CRIS Part 1 - Commercial Liability 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).
CRIS Part 2 - 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. The course 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 allocated these liabilities.
CRIS Part 3 - Commercial Auto, Surety, CIPs, and Miscellaneous Lines
This course provides an overview of various additional coverage needs of many contractors, including auto liability, professiona liability, pollution liability, employment practices liability, directors and officers liability, fiduciary liability insurance, and surety bonds.
CRIS Part 4 - Property Insurance fo Contractors
This course examines the coverage provided by three types of property inisurance policies: commercial property policies, bulders risk policies, and contractors' equipment policies.
CRIS Part 5 - Workers' Compensation for Contractors
This course begins wtih an introduction to workers' compensation, including who is covered and under what circumstances. The various parts f the policy are also explained in detail.
Once you complete the five specialized courses, which can be taken in any order, on construction risks and insurance, your CRIS designation will be valid for 24 months. Following the initial certification period, designation holders are requried to recertify on an annual basis.