Construction Risk Management Certificate Program

Construction and Risk Management

“Yesterday I couldn’t spell Safety Director and today I am one”. This scenario plays out all too often in the construction industry. Construction owners would never employ an estimator, mechanic, or equipment operator who isn’t properly trained. Insurance companies would never employ underwriters. claims adjustors, and risk control consultants who are not properly trained. So why put someone in a position which potentially impacts millions of dollars and human life who isn’t properly trained?

A major reason: Where do people who have responsibility for risk management and safety go to get properly trained? There is no single source of reliable information to prepare busy people for this awesome responsibility, until now.

Embry-Riddles’ Construction Risk Management Certificate Program uniquely provides comprehensive training in project management, risk management/safety, and legal issues. It is a cost effective and time efficient source of comprehensive education for construction, safety, and insurance professionals. These courses were developed and taught by experts who have practiced their craft in the construction and insurance industries for decades.

Many of the people who are important in ensuring proper risk management are nowhere near the job site. Yet, they still need a thorough understanding of the most costly and unpredictable risks that can occur. This certificate program is specifically designed to support the professional development and education of individuals working in fields such as: insurance professionals, risk managers, safety managers, accounting and finance managers, legal professionals and attorneys, and construction and project managers.

Upon completion of the program, you will have an overall understanding of the construction industry and prevalent interdisciplinary risks. You will also be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of risk management issues and topics related to:

  • Safety in the construction industry
  • The legal environment of the construction industry
  • Project management in the construction industry

The robust course curriculum for the Construction Risk Management certificate program includes topics such as:

SAFETY -- Construction Safety; Quality Control; Quality Assurance; Environmental Concerns; Safety Management Systems; Regulating Bodies; Risk and Hazard Identification

LEGAL -- Legal Aspects of Risk Management; Killer Clauses; Claims Aspect of Risk Management; Litigation and Conflict Avoidance; Indicators Used to Identify, Avoid and Mitigate Risk; Construction Documents and Specifications

PROJECT MANAGEMENT - Procedures and Sequences of the Construction Process; Scheduling; Design Issues; Green Construction; Design Build and CAD issues

Register now for RCM-1100, Construction Risk Management and Safety, and RCM-1200, Construction Site Specific Risk Management and Safety which start on Apr 25, 2017.  All courses are online/instructor facilitated. For more information, contact Gary Burke at 386-226-7232 or email


Students are encouraged to complete Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) courses offered through the International Risk Management Institute (IRMI) to gain specialized expertise in construction insurance and risk management.