Loss Control Professionals to Earn Continuing Education Credits in ISO's New 'Distance Learning' Program

JERSEY CITY, NJ, March 14, 2002 — Insurance Services Office, Inc.'s (ISO) Engineering and Safety Service (E&STM) unit is offering a new, self-directed 'distance learning' program for loss control and safety professionals to study and earn continuing education credits at their own pace and convenience.

The new E&S self-study program, called Technical Achievement Program (TAP), is designed for loss control consultants to keep abreast of the latest technical information by learning through the Internet from anywhere — home, office, or on the road — and taking tests online while expanding their knowledge of insurance loss control topics.

The TAP program is linked to loss control information published by E&S on its website. Candidates take a self-paced written examination on the contents of select E&S technical reports and receive 0.5 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits for passing each test. E&S will offer four tests a year, allowing loss control and safety professionals to earn up to 2 CEU credits each year.

Previous TAP examinations will stay online for the rest of the calendar year, so participants may go back and complete any examinations they might have missed.

"ISO's Technical Achievement Program brings to insurers the convenience and cost savings that distance learning provides to their loss control professionals. With a computer and access to the Internet, loss control consultants can advance their professional knowledge at their own pace from anywhere, with minimal disruptions to their work flow," said William F. Hauswirth, senior vice president of ISO's Engineering and Safety Service unit.

TAP will offer the first online examination in mid-April. Only E&S subscribers are eligible to participate in TAP. There is a $25 fee for each examination.

For more information on TAP and to sign up for the online tests, contact William F. Hauswirth at whauswirth@iso.com. Information on TAP can also be obtained by calling ISO Customer Service toll-free at 800-888-4476 or by sending e-mail to info@iso.com.

ISO's E&S unit is a leading provider of information and services in loss control, risk management, safety and risk reduction in industrial, commercial and residential environments. E&S is an authorized provider of CEU credits under standards set by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training.

ISO is a leading source of information, products and services related to property and liability risk. For a broad spectrum of commercial and personal lines of insurance, ISO provides statistical, actuarial, underwriting, and claims information and analyses; consulting and technical services; policy language; information about specific locations; fraud-identification tools; and data processing. In the United States and around the world, ISO serves insurers, reinsurers, agents, brokers, self-insureds, risk managers, and insurance regulators and other government agencies.

Release: Immediate

Giuseppe Barone / Erica Helton
MWW Group (for ISO)
gbarone@mww.com / ehelton@mww.com

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