Professional Development - Local

On this page we list educational courses relevant to Risk Management, Loss Control, Insurance, and other courses of interest to those in our area.  Note that inclusion on the list below may not constitute endorsement by RIMS. 

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February Professional Development Events

Walton_Lantaff_website.jpgLegal Seminar
February 1st, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 3 PM

This annual legal seminar is open to Risk Managers and Adjusters. 
There will be general sessions for all attendees and also two concurrent tracks:  Workers' Compensation and Liability.  These sessions are separately approved for CEU credits, and adjusters will receive up to 5 CEU's.

RIMS Live Workshops and Online Courses

Last updated on 2/27/2017 4:57:37 PM

free or with discounts for Members

Upcoming RIMS Educational Opportunities

Advance your risk knowledge by taking advantage of the wide variety of in-person and online professional learning opportunities that RIMS offers. These valuable educational offerings are designed to fit your evolving business needs.
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RIMS CourseCasts allow you to attend world-class educational courses—delivered by our expert faculty—without ever leaving your desk. These highly interactive 90-minute online "mini-courses," will provide you with takeaways you can put into practice immediately.


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  • CourseCasts
  • Webinars
  • Online Courses
  • Podcasts

  • Here are a couple of examples:

    • Risk Analysis Forecasting Tools
    • Designing an Enterprise Risk Management Framework
    • And so much more!

    Florida State University (FSU) Masters in Risk Mgmt. and Insurance

    Master of Science in Management
    with a Major in Risk Management/Insurance
    Today’s insurance professionals face difficult financial, ethical, legal and global concerns. Our program further develops a student’s ability to analyze these issues from different perspectives, fosters critical thinking, and enhances the discipline needed in today’s risk management and insurance market.

    Consider FSU's Top 10-ranked program offering an innovative curriculum designed for the working professional.

    For more information, contact Dr. Kathleen McCullough, master’s program coordinator for the Department of Risk Management / Insurance

    The Ohio State University Risk Institute



    The Risk Institute brings together leading academics and a collection of forward-thinking companies that understand that effective risk management strategies position them to create value in a competitive and dynamic marketplace. The Risk Institute Executive Education Series arms practitioners with fresh perspectives and approaches to:

    • Identify, measure and managerisks critical to an organization’s success
    • Apply leading academic research to business strategies for more competitive and sustainable advantages
    • Communicate effective risk management strategies to create an integrated and enterprise-wide approach
    • Create an organizational culture that manages risk proactively by allowing ideas, innovation and initiatives to flourish

    For more information please contact:
    Denita Strietelmeier, Program Manager
    The Risk Institute
    (614) 688-8289



    Metro Florida Safety Council


    3726 West Oakland Park Blvd. Fort Lauderdale Florida 33311 (unless stated otherwise)

    May - August

    On-site Safety Classes available throughout Florida.  For your convenience MFSC will come to your location to conduct safety training.

    For more information on MFSC courses:
    888.697.MFSC / 954.603.1900 or go to
    To order any workplace safety training materials: 800‐621‐7619.

    Metro Florida Safety Council is a recognized National Safety Council training center and Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) approved provider #140

    Florida Gold Coast CPCU Insurance Education Program




    Please contact Bill Mason below if you have the CPCU designation, or equivalent qualifications, and are interested in teaching. Click here for the CPCU Program Description.

    HOW TO REGISTER FOR A CLASS: Simply call or email the course instructor for instructions.
    OVERALL PROGRAM QUESTIONS: Call Bill Mason, CPCU, ARM-P at (954) 790-3734. 
    ORDERING STUDY MATERIAL OR REGISTER FOR AN EXAMINATION BY PHONE: To ensure you order the correct ARM 55 study material, please call the Insurance Institute of America’s Customer Service at (800) 644-2101.   
    ONLINE: Click here to search by exam or search by program.

    Checks are made payable to the individual instructor’s name & designations. W-9 Request for Taxpayer :
    Identification Number and Certification forms for the instructor shall be made available during or prior to registration. No cash or credit cards accepted.

    Broward College

    Online class options are available under the insurance web site.  For more information go to:
    Broward College Continuing Education

    REGISTER BY PHONE: Claudia Alvarez, Insurance Coordinator, Broward College, (954) 201-7800

    PARKING PASSES: Download and print a parking pass when you register online. To pickup a parking passes in person at the North Campus visit the Safety Office, Building 46, Room 101 or call at (954) 201-2229. Bring with you proof of class registration and vehicle registration card. Students attending Downtown Center Campus classes pay an hourly parking garage fee for each weekly class.

    Miami Dade College

    Miami Dade College, North Campus, School of Continuing Education and Professional Development received a Susan Harwood Grant from OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces. 
    We can setup a training session at your location at no cost. It is a 4 hour training which can be done in English, Spanish or Creole in Miami, Broward or Monroe counties. We require a minimum of 25+ attendees per session. After the training, participants receive a Miami-Dade College certificate of participation that can serve as training documentation for OSHA as part of your safety program. 


    • Introduction to OSHA-Worker’s Rights & Responsibilities
    Recognizing Hazards
    Fall Protection
    Heat Illness
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    HEFE – Safety Equipment for head, eyes, face & ears Focus Four (Falls, Caught-In or In-Between, Struck by and Electrocution)
    Dangers of Confined Spaces

    Other Educational Opportunities

    National Alliance
    Certified Risk Manager Courses (CRM)
    Available in Florida and Nationwide

    For information go to

     Wickstrom Publishing Intensive One Day Review Sessions
    Concentrated ARM 54, 55, 56 and ARM-P CLASSES
    Can be taken at any time with compatible 2 hour study sessions
    Register online at
     PRIMA (Public Risk and Insurance Management Association)
    On-Line Tutorials ARM54, ARM 55, and ARM 56 For Members and Non-Members

    Register online at
    (Florida Association of Insurance Agents)
    AAI Insurance Classes in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Lake Mary
    2009 full schedule now available,
    Online CE classes provided
    For information go to