The IIS was founded in Switzerland in March 2000 with the objective to provide training and education in Insurance and Risk Management. The IIS is a non-profit association which is financed from member contributions and course fees.
The contents of the courses is highly related to practice and all instructors have practical experience in the subject they instruct. The IIS is capable of fulfilling special training needs by developing new courses or by choosing the appropriate instructors/advisors.
The IIS offers several courses of the The Institutes (former IIA Insurance Institute of America) in English and has a formal co-operation with this leading institute for insurance and risk management education. The IIS is also the exclusive test center of The Institutes in Switzerland.