CSRM Online

To keep our community safe and healthy, all classroom programs scheduled before June 1st have been postponed.

During the current coronavirus crisis, your health and safety are our top priorities. To do our part to slow the spread of the disease without disrupting your learning and professional development, we’ve transformed all of our designation programs and courses into engaging and easy-to-use online learning options.

These are the times clients and colleagues need you the most.

Educational institutions require professionals who know how to identify today’s risks and plan for tomorrow’s challenges. The self-paced CSRM online designation program allows you to expand your skills and enables you to apply quantitative and qualitative techniques to estimate the impact of risks in your school.


CSRM provides you with an introduction to risk management concepts as well as practical knowledge and strategies. Earning the CSRM designation demonstrates that you understand your school’s safety and risk requirements and can identify the different types of risks the students, faculty, staff, and community are exposed to every day.

Same high-quality curriculum, convenient online format.

Our online CSRM risk management courses include the same practical and transferable knowledge and risk management strategies as our classroom courses. Notebooks and other documents are available on your National Alliance learning management system.

Online Self-Study​

  • Online, self-study options – Complete at the convenience of your computer at home, any time of day, at your own pace.
  • Courses are accessible by computer, tablet, or cell phone—24/7 with a 60-day period to complete 
  • Enjoy the easy-to-use learning environment—navigate freely
  • You’re in charge—the courses are self-directed! Stop and start your sessions anytime—your place will be saved
  • You’ll find helpful interactive Knowledge Check exercises with great feedback
  • There are self-quizzes to check comprehension—passing is required

Distance-Learning options are easy-to-use and engaging

Watch the below video for a quick walk through of a self-paced online course


How to Earn Your Designation

Take the five CSRM courses and pass the corresponding exams within three calendar years after you pass your first CSRM exam.

How to Keep Your Designation

After earning the CSRM designation, you must meet an annual update requirement. Choose from the list provided, classroom or online. Please note that CSRM online self-paced courses require completion of all quizzes and final exams for designation update.

  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) course
  • Certified Risk Manager (CRM) course
  • Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) course
  • William T. Hold Seminars—Self-Paced Online (4-hour)
  • Ethics—Self-Paced Online (4-hour)
  • Certified School Risk Manager (CSRM) course
  • Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) course

Try something new. Keep earning CE and continue your professional development.

The knowledge and skills you develop in any one of our online courses or designation programs can be put to use immediately, helping you thrive even in uncertain times. Whether you’re new to your career or a seasoned professional, The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research is here to help you keep learning and succeeding.

Level up your entire school risk management team’s administration abilities with implementation and communication tools and skills!

Participants will learn to implement and monitor the school risk management program, along with communications tools, the risk management information system (RMIS) and processes for delivering resources to the district, such as request for proposals and competitive sealed bids. The establishment of a district code of ethics and an ongoing ethics program concludes the course.


  • Introduction to Administering School Risks—The Risk Management Process
  • The School Risk Management Team
  • Communicating with the Risk Management Team
  • Implementing the Risk Management Program
  • Monitoring the Risk Management Program
  • Ethics and the School Risk Manager

CE is approved for 6 to 7 credits in all states. Please check the CE Guide for the credits approved in your state.

This practical new update option has the latest information about emerging risks and insurance protection to match the exposures.

“Emerging Risks and Trends in Schools” is a New Update Option for CSRM and CISR designees. It’s a dynamic 7-hour classroom course designed for school risk managers, K-12 and higher education administrators, and insurance professionals who have schools as clients.

This course covers a variety emerging and evolving risks as well as trends that are affecting the education sector and could have a major impact on your institution’s reputation and budget.

This first installment of Emerging Risks and Trends includes the following topics:

  • Classification and Identification of Emerging Risks
  • The Opioid Epidemic and the Workers’ Compensation Budget
  • Cyber Risks for School Risk Managers

For more information on this CSRM and CISR Update Option, please contact: mstreetman@scic.com.

This course is approved for 6 to 7 Continuing Education credits in all states. Please check the CE Guide for the credits approved in your state.

Take an in-depth look at the overall risk management process, while examining the function of the school risk manager.

This foundational risk management course benefits school risk managers, employee benefits and safety coordinators, and those in human resources and positions that oversee the risk management function in schools. Insurance agents and brokers who work with school risk managers or the placement of school business are also encouraged to attend.

Take this course for an in-depth look at the overall risk management process while examining the function of the school risk manager.


  • Risk Management Function and Process
  • The School Risk Manager
  • Identifying School Risks: Logical Classifications
  • Identifying School Risks: Methods
  • Gathering Loss Data

CE is approved for 6 to 7 credits in all states. Please check the CE Guide for the credits approved in your state.

The alternatives for funding school risks and the key financial issues that risk managers face will be clarified and explained in this fundamental course.

The primary focus of this course is to introduce and explain the methods that can be used to finance the district’s losses. Using general criteria, the risk manager compares and evaluates the various risk financing options and ultimately determines which is best for the school district.


  • Introduction to Funding School Risks
  • Foundations of Funding
  • Options for Funding School Risks
  • Reserving for School District Risks
  • Financial Issues for the School Risk Manager

CE is approved for 6 to 7 credits in all states. Please check the CE Guide for the credits approved in your state.

Get your school community up to speed with appropriate safety plans, hazard controls, and accident reduction strategies.

This course covers the risk control step of the risk management process. Participants will study risk control fundamentals, the purpose and elements of a safety and health plan, identification of hazard controls, and effective management of school claims as a post-accident loss control reduction technique.


  • Fundamentals of Controlling Risk
  • Safety & Health Programs for School Districts
  • School District Exposures
  • Managing School Claims

CE is approved for 6 to 7 credits in all states. Please check the CE Guide for the credits approved in your state.

To keep our community safe and healthy, we are continuing to postpone classroom courses. Check back for updates.

If you’re concerned about completing your annual update requirements or have questions about your status or the timeline for receiving designations or credits, please contact us by phone, chat or email.

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