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Middle East Region Programs

Explore risk management and insurance programs for professionals in the Middle East region.

Grow Your Skillset and Demonstrate Your Professional Expertise


The Institutes Knowledge Group helps people build foundational, technical, and leadership skills to stay ahead of evolving trends in risk management and insurance. We’ve partnered with The Foundation for Insurance and Finance Education (FIFE), which caters to the ever-growing education and training needs within the field of insurance and finance in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. 

This partnership allows us to provide a variety of risk management and insurance (RMI) learning solutions for insurance professionals in the Middle East region. Our skills-based courses are designed to help you gain a deeper understanding of RMI concepts, trends, and best practices to be more effective in your role and demonstrate your expertise to your employer, clients, and peers.

 

To order course material and exams, apply for CII waivers, and request instructor led training, please visit the Foundation for Insurance and Finance Education (FIFE) at FIFEonline.org.

3 Programs to Fit Your Unique Learning Needs

Certificate Programs
Diploma in Risk & Insurance (DRITM)
Associateship in Risk & Insurance (ARITM)

Gain base-level RMI knowledge with foundational courses.  

 

Master core RMI knowledge with intermediate courses. 

 

Achieve broad RMI knowledge with general and concentrate courses. 

 

Certificate Programs


Ethics
Apply ethical frameworks to your day-to-day job
Risk Management
Understand the principles of risk management
1 Core Course
Choose the foundational course for your focus
Congrats!
Stand out with your certificate
3 Total Requirements Average Course: 6-8 Weeks Program Completion: 9-12 Months

Gain base-level RMI knowledge with foundational courses. Program details include: 

  • 2 courses, plus ethics 
  • 9-12 months to complete
  • Printed textbooks
  • Virtual exams for all courses
  • Emailed certificate upon completion
  • Offered in English or Arabic

Students must achieve a 70% score or higher to pass the exam. Programs are also supported with instructor-led training, upon request. 

Students who successfully pass Ethics, Risk Management, and one topic course exam will receive a Certificate of Completion for the associated program.

Courses Certificates
  • Claims
  • Underwriting
  • Customer Advice and Market Conduct
  • Health Insurance 
  • Liability Insurance (coming soon)
  • Life Insurance (coming soon)
  • Marine Insurance (coming soon)
  • Motor Insurance 
  • Property Insurance (coming soon)
  • Reinsurance (coming soon)
  • Certificate in Claims
  • Certificate in Underwriting
  • Certificate in Customer Advice and Market Conduct
  • Certificate in Health Insurance
  • Certificate in Liability Insurance
  • Certificate in Life Insurance
  • Certificate in Marine Insurance
  • Certificate in Motor Insurance
  • Certificate in Property Insurance
  • Certificate in Reinsurance

Diploma in Risk & Insurance (DRI)


Ethics
Apply ethical frameworks to your day-to-day job
Risk Management
Understand the principles of risk management
3 Core Courses
Customer Advice and Market Conduct, Claims, and Underwriting
Congrats!
Stand out with your DRI™
5 Total Requirements Average Course: 6-8 Weeks Program Completion: 12-15 Months

Master core RMI knowledge with intermediate courses. Program details include: 

  • 4 courses, plus ethics
  • 9-12 months to complete
  • Printed textbooks
  • Virtual exams for all courses
  • Emailed certificate upon completion
  • Offered in English or Arabic

Students must achieve a 70% score or higher to pass the exam. Programs are also supported with instructor-led training, upon request. 

Courses 
  • Claims
  • Risk Management 
  • Underwriting
  • Ethics
  • Customer Advice and Market Conduct

Insurance professionals who hold the Certificate of Insurance offered by The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), can apply for 3 waivers towards The Institutes’ Diploma in Risk and Insurance. The waivers apply to Risk Management, Claims, and Underwriting courses and costs $75 per waiver.

Individuals who receive the waiver credits will only need to complete the Ethics and Customer Advice and Market Conduct courses to attain The Institutes’ Diploma in Risk and Insurance. The Institutes’ Middle East Programs Waiver Form can be found here.

Associateship in Risk & Insurance (ARI)


Ethics
Apply ethical frameworks to your day-to-day job
Risk Management
Understand the principles of risk management
3 Core Courses
Customer Advice and Market Conduct, Claims, and Underwriting
3 General Insurance Courses
Motor, Property, and Liability Insurance
2 Concentrate Courses
Choose from Personal Lines or Commercial Lines
Congrats!
Stand out with your ARI™
Total Requirements: 10 Average Course: 6-8 Weeks Program Completion: 18-24 Months

Achieve broad RMI knowledge with general and concentrate courses. Program details include: 

  • 9 courses, plus ethics
  • 18-24 months to complete
  • Printed textbooks
  • Virtual exams for all courses
  • Emailed certificate upon completion
  • Offered in English or Arabic

Students must achieve a 70% score or higher to pass the exam. Programs are also supported with instructor-led training, upon request.

Students can pursue the ARI by completing 5 core courses, 3 general insurance topic courses, and 2 courses from either the Personal or Commercial Lines Track. 

5 Core Courses3 General Insurance Courses
  • Claims
  • Risk Management 
  • Underwriting
  • Ethics
  • Customer Advice and Market Conduct
  • Liability Insurance (coming soon)
  • Motor Insurance 
  • Property Insurance (coming soon)                        

Finally, students must complete 2 courses from either the Personal or Commercial Lines Track:

Personal Lines Track Courses:Commercial Lines Track Courses:
  • Life Insurance (coming soon)
  • Health Insurance
  • Marine Insurance (coming soon)
  • Reinsurance (coming soon)

Course Descriptions

Below is a list of courses that make up these programs. Note that while some of these courses are available now for purchase, others are coming soon. Please check back as we will continuously be releasing courses. 

Claims
Underwriting
Ethics

Master the principles and practices of claims handling, including the claims handling function and process. 

 

Master the principles and practices of underwriting within the regulatory framework of property casualty insurance. 

 

Explore insurance-based case studies to outline an ethical framework for insurance practitioners.

 
Risk Management 
Customer Advice & Market Conduct  
Health Insurance

Gain basic knowledge about and understand the principles of risk management. 

 

Achieve broad RMI knowledge with general and concentrate courses. 

 

Understand the intricacies of health insurance including health insurance regulation. 

 
Motor Insurance
Liability Insurance  
(coming soon)
Life Insurance  
(coming soon)

Understand the intricacies of motor insurance including regulation and dispute resolution. 

 

Understand the intricacies of liability insurance including the underwriting and claims handling processes. 

 

Understand the intricacies of life insurance including various life insurance policies. 

 
Marine Insurance  
(coming soon)
Property Insurance  
(coming soon)
Reinsurance 
(coming soon)

Acquire fundamental knowledge about marine insurance including the underwriting and claims handling processes. 

 

Understand the intricacies of property insurance including the underwriting and claims handling processes. 

 

Understand the principles of reinsurance including the reinsurance placement process. 

 

Ordering Materials

To order course material and exams, apply for CII waivers, and request instructor led training, please visit the Foundation for Insurance and Finance Education (FIFE) at FIFEonline.org.