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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March Professional Development Events

CEU Webinar
Medical Marijuana Highs & Lows
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern

A total of 29 states and the District of Columbia currently allow for medical marijuana and cannabis programs. What ramifications do these state regulations have on worker comp? Join us for an in-depth discussion of the current regulatory trends and a review of the clinical aspects of marijuana usage along with the potential implications for the work comp industry.

April Professional Development Events

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June Professional Development Events

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RIMS Live Workshops and Online Courses

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.
No time or budget for travel?  No problem!
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.


In-Person Learning         
Stay Competitive with 2018 Workshops
The 2018 schedule is up!  Is there a new skill you'd like to learn?

Start planning your personal professional development schedule today.

Remember, you save $75 when you register 30 days before a workshop



Online Learning
Online Courses

Here are a few 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)

January - April, 2018

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