2015 Congrats CPRIA Segment 1 participants

PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Private Risk Management Association (PRMA), the independent, not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of the high net worth insurance category, congratulates 193 professionals for completing the first segment of PRMA's CPRIA Certification, "The Fundamentals of Personal Risk Management."

These new certificate holders represent a cross section of high net worth risk and insurance professionals with experience varying from 5 to 25 years. "USI has several employees enrolled in the program.  Despite differences in experience, geography and tenure, all of the participants have already benefited from engaging in the CPRIA program. The value of interactive learning with professionals that work in the space is immeasurable," said Jim Kane, President of PRMA and Senior Vice President with USI. 

"PRMA is providing a necessary educational component for our industry. Setting higher standards will enable us, in the eyes of the high net worth and ultra high net worth clients, to set ourselves apart, to provide true counsel, to protect our clients' best interest and overall have a higher level of trust from them," said Karen Mondshine, Vice President with Alliant Insurance Services.

The CPRIA Certification is an educational curriculum built by and for high net worth risk and insurance specialists. The curriculum is a blended approach of interactive and self-study learning opportunities that can be accomplished remotely from any location providing members with the unique opportunity to advance their professional development while balancing the demands of their personal and professional lives. The CPRIA Certification is composed of six segments:

  1. Fundamentals of Personal Risk Management
  2. Understanding the High Net Worth Universe
  3. Strategic Coverage Placement
  4. Lifecycle Risk Management
  5. Introduction to Specialty Insurance
  6. Life Safety and Protection

Segment 2 of the program is currently underway with 245 enrollees. Enrollment for segment 3 will open January 2016. Upon successful completion of all segments, participants will receive the CPRIA designation and a certificate from St. John's University School of Risk Management's Center for Professional Education.

For more information visit https://www.privateriskmanagement.org

About the Private Risk Management Association (PRMA)
The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) is a member-owned, not-for-profit association committed to the advancement and growth of the high net worth (HNW) risk management & insurance niche. PRMA provides specialized education and practice management resources, while raising awareness of and advocacy for the niche. Members include insurance agents and brokers, carriers, and other specialists who serve the wealthy.

About St. John's University School of Risk Management's Center for Professional Education
The School of Risk Management was founded in 1901 as the Insurance Society of New York, and over the years evolved into The College of Insurance (TCI). In June 2001, TCI merged with St. John's University, becoming a school of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business. From its new location at 101 Astor Place near Midtown South's business district and the rapidly emerging technology corridor, SRM awards undergraduate, M.B.A., and M.S. degrees in the insurance, risk management and actuarial science disciplines. Through its Center for Professional Education, SRM also provides education, training and consulting services to the industry, governments, and regulators worldwide. If you have questions about, or interest in either the Center for Professional Education's role or the program itself, please contact Larry Pistell, Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Industry Relations, Center for Professional Education, SRM at 212-284-8581, or by e-mail at pistelll@stjohns.edu.

Lisa Lindsay, Executive Director
Tel: 917 769 4759


SOURCE Private Risk Management Association