The compliance education and training offerings from Recovery Industry Services Company (RISC) just became much more robust.
On Tuesday, RISC announced the acquisition of Recovery Standard Training, which is curriculum created and maintained by Hudson Cook.
Officials highlighted the program will soon be added to RISC’s CARS certification and continuing education programs. Hudson Cook will continue to support and update the Recovery Standard curriculum and provide oversight and updates to the CARS curriculum, ensuring third-party vendors and lenders are kept up-to-date with the latest government regulations.
“We are excited about this transaction, which represents unification of robust education curriculum offered to the collateral recovery industry,” RISC founder and chief executive officer Stamatis Ferarolis said.
“The course material and software platform developed by Recovery Standard adds extensive value to RISC’s industry leading CARS certification program,” Ferarolis continued. “This acquisition helps standardize vendor training and certification allowing repossession companies, national forwarders and lenders access to the most comprehensive option for ongoing compliance training.”
Ferarolis went on to stress that auto finance companies expect third-party vendors to meet ongoing compliance standards while ensuring agents are annually trained and comprehensively vetted.
The addition of Recovery Standard Training, which comes one year after RISC’s acquisition of Recovery Compliance Solutions’ vendor vetting services, reinforces RISC’s commitment to consistently offer the best-in-class vendor vetting and compliance training.
Recovery Standard Training materials will be added to RISC’s CARS continuing education program over the course of the next three months. In addition, RISC will add a new course for finance companies, covering skip tracing, cyber security and repossession agent scenarios.
“I am pleased to join forces with RISC to deliver the most up-to-date compliance curriculum for third-party vendors and automotive lenders. RISC’s advocacy for professional repossession demonstrates a commitment to compliance, much like our mission at Recovery Standard Training, making it a clear choice to move forward with this opportunity and bring more unification to the collateral recovery industry,” said Brad Shrader, chief executive officer of Recovery Standard Training.