ERIS

Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist

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Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist (ERIS)

​​​​The Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist (ERIS) continuing education program was developed to provide an opportunity for insurance agents, brokers, customer service representatives, underwriters, adjusters and in-house risk managers or insurance buyers to gain specialized expertise in energy insurance and risk management.  Completing the ERIS certification will ensure that the agent, broker, underwriter or insurance purchaser understands the most important insurance needs of the energy industry.

With the ERIS certification behind your name, you make a statement to energy and insurance professionals that you understand the complex insurance needs of energy companies and how to meet them.

Retail insurance agents and brokers will parlay their increased expertise, confidence, and credibility into more sales to energy accounts.

Knowledge gained from the ERIS courses will help you eliminate dangerous coverage gaps and provide better protection for your clients. The specialized knowledge and credibility you gain from the ERIS program will make you a more valuable employee and help you achieve your career goals.

With ERIS, you can simultaneously get convenient state insurance CE credit, add new capabilities to your skill set, and obtain an insurance industry certification at a surprisingly low cost that requires no time away from the office!

Questions about ERIS?

The Energy Risk and Insurance Specialist program helps you in many ways. Learn about how to obtain your ERIS, why its important, how to maintain your designation and much more. You can also visit IRMI Website or call IRMI at 877-488-9313 for additional information.

How do I obtain the ERIS designation?

To obtain the ERIS designation, you complete five core courses.  The designation is valid for a period of 12 months once obtained/completed. After this time period you will have to renew your designation.

How do I maintain the ERIS designation?

To maintain the designation, the ERIS designee must complete 6 hours of ERIS continuing education credit every 12 months thereafter.

What course topic options are available with the ERIS designation?

There are five required courses to earn the ERIS designation. Each course has a multiple-choice exam at the end. 

The courses consist of:

  • Understanding the Oil and Gas Industry and Its Risks
  • Contractual Risk Transfer in Energy
  • Commercial Liability Insurance for the Energy Industry
  • Workers Compensation and Maritime Liability for the Energy Industry
  • Control of Well/Operators Extra Expense Risks and Insurance
Are continuing education hours available when taking the courses to obtain the ERIS designation?

Yes, all of the ERIS courses are approved for state continuing education in all 50 states. Colorado specific CE hours are listed below. You must request CE when you register for each class and pay the $15 fee to get CE.

  • Understanding the Oil and Gas Industry and Its Risks
    • 8 CE Hours for Property & Casualty
  • Contractual Risk Transfer in Energy
    • 10 CE Hours for Property & Casualty
  • Commercial Liability Insurance for the Energy Industry
    • 11 CE Hours for Property & Casualty
  • Workers Compensation and Maritime Liability for the Energy Industry
    • 8 CE Hours for Property & Casualty
  • Control of Well/Operators Extra Expense Risks and Insurance
    • 7 CE Hours for Property & Casualty

For details on CE for other states, call PIIAC – (303) 512-0627 or IRMI – (877) 488-9313.​

What does a typical class schedule look like?

All courses are currently online.

Can I get a discount?

PIIAC members can get a 15% discount on ERIS designation courses. Contact us at info@piiac.com for the code.