Continuing education program for design professionals now available on the web.

Victor O. Schinnerer's Risk Management Department launches VEPOnline, a web-enabled version of their risk management program for design professionals. Created as a home-study course, the Voluntary Education Program teaches professionals in the architecture and engineering fields how to deal with the risks they face in daily practice.

Developed in association with The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), the VEP teaches its students to identify and manage the sources of risk inherent in the project delivery process. Thirteen modules of instruction are available.

VEP is provided at no additional charge to policyholders in CNA/Schinnerer's architectural and engineering professional liability program. If more than 50% of a firm's applicable staff successfully completes the VEP, the firm is eligible for a premium credit. VEP also may count as continuing education credits to maintain licensing requirements.

With the launch of VEPOnline, students can go to to download modules for study, enroll in the course and complete their testing. No special software is required. For AIA members, VEPOnline automatically reports completion of each module to the AIA's Continuing Education System (AIA/CES).