PRMA Announces First Class of CPRIA Graduates

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PRMA Announces First Class of Graduates from its Chartered Private Risk and Insurance Advisor Program
NEW YORK – March 14, 2017— Agents, brokers and insurance carrier professionals from some of the most elite insurance organizations in the U.S. are among the 149 graduates of the Chartered Private Risk and Insurance Advisor (CPRIA) program. The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) offers the CPRIA course, the first online certification program specifically developed for professionals in the high net worth space.
“We are excited for our graduates who worked so hard to obtain the first-ever CPRIA certification,” said Lisa Lindsay, executive director of PRMA. The series features six segments and includes a blended approach of interactive self-study learning opportunities. The course also provides participants access to high net worth industry veterans and leading insurance executives.
“This class of professionals represents some of the most dedicated in the field, and we’re honored that they chose to continue their professional development through PRMA,” added Lindsay.
Graduates began virtual classes in the summer of 2015 and completed the curriculum last month. The program, endorsed by the St. John’s University School of Risk Management (SRM) in New York, provides agents and brokers greater accessibility to professional certification courses.
New Level Partners, a national learning and development company specializing in insurance education, designed the customized CPRIA courses and serves as hosts to the learning sessions.
“We’re honored to partner with PRMA to offer this certification to present and future graduates,” said Larry Pistell, senior associate director, Center for Executive Development, St. John's University SRM. “CPRIA aligns with our expectations for a superior educational experience. The course is unique in that it provides real-world case scenarios, live learning experiences and predicts needs of the future,” added Pistell, a contributing member of PRMA’s Curriculum Committee. PRMA further enhances the educational opportunity at an annual summit, where thought leaders in the high net worth space deliver multi-level presentations and share trending topics.
PRMA presently has 345 professionals enrolled in the CPRIA curriculum and will open enrollment for the next course at the end of March. For more information, visit Upon successful completion of each segment, participants receive a certificate endorsed by the St. John’s University SRM.

About PRMA
The Private Risk Management Association (PRMA) is a member-owned independent non-profit association founded by leaders in the private risk management and insurance industry. PRMA’s mission is to improve the advice, coverage and service provided to the high net worth insurance consumer through education and increased awareness. PRMA provides specialized education and information and establishes standards and credentials while raising the awareness of and advocating for the niche and consumers served.
About St. John's University School of Risk Management's Center for Executive Development
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 Executive Development, 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 Executive Development's role or the program itself, please contact Larry Pistell, Senior Associate Director of Corporate and Industry Relations, Center for Executive Development, SRM at 212-284-8581, or by e-mail at
About New Level Partners
New Level Partners (NLP), founded in 2001, specializes in training solutions for the property and casualty insurance industry. NLP designs, develops and delivers customized and interactive training programs, both instructor-led and web-based. A wide range of instructional design tools and technologies ensure NLP’s programs are the most interactive and effective on the market. Learn more at