RIMS-CRMP Certification Tops 1,000 Holders

World’s Only Accredited Risk Management Certification Now Held by Professionals in 50 Countries

August 03, 2023

NEW YORK (August 3, 2023) RIMS, the risk management society®, announced that more than 1,000 risk management professionals have turned to RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) certification to meet growing risk management expectations. As the only accredited risk management certification in the world, the RIMS-CRMP certification empowers professionals to build stronger, more resilient risk programs while gaining critical support from leadership and advancing in their careers.

“Volatility and uncertainty continue to plague organizations, forcing them to seek out risk management leaders who have the expertise to address both today’s and tomorrow’s risks,” said RIMS CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. “The RIMS-CRMP is a validating mark of achievement that tells the world that the risk professional is highly skilled, knowledgeable, and ready to steer the organization through the next big challenge. RIMS is excited to see a growing number of risk professionals from around the world recognize the value of the RIMS-CRMP certification.”

Since the RIMS-CRMP certification’s launch in 2016, RIMS has focused on fostering collaborative relationships with globally recognized higher-education institutions, private organizations and risk management associations to pave the way for certification achievement. RIMS is currently supporting more than eight universities in North America, 10 international education institutions and 15 private businesses to deliver RIMS-CRMP prep courses and other relevant learning experiences. Risk professionals in 50 countries currently hold the RIMS-CRMP certification.

Additionally, at RISKWORLD® 2023, RIMS and the Pan-Asia Risk & Insurance Management Association, announced a collaboration to market, promote and deliver the RIMS-CRMP Exam Prep Workshop™ to the Pan-Asia risk community.

“It is imperative that RIMS creates a certification that is accessible and inclusive,” said RIMS-CRMP Commission Chair Ward Ching. “From global partnerships to examining and redefining the definition of what it means to be a risk professional, the RIMS-CRMP Commission is committed to exploring new opportunities for risk professionals from all backgrounds and with varying risk management responsibilities to join the growing number of RIMS-CRMP holders.”  

Unlike insurance focused professional credentials, the RIMS-CRMP tests qualifying risk professionals on the following five domains: (1) Analyzing the Organizational Model (2) Designing Organizational Risk Strategies (3) Implementing the Risk Process (4) Developing Organizational Risk Competency (5) Supporting Decision Making. 

“The RIMS-CRMP certification is the only competency-based risk management credential in the world,” said RIMS Vice President, Professional Development Denise Osorio. “To maintain its integrity, the RIMS-CRMP Commission routinely convenes to ensure the exam continues to capture fundamental strategies and best practices, especially as they evolve to address constantly changing business and risk landscapes.”

Risk professionals interested in earning their RIMS-CRMP certification must meet the eligibility requirements; apply online; schedule their exam at a testing center or remotely at www.PearsonVUE.com/RIMS; and receive a passing mark. RIMS offers optional preparatory workshops for the RIMS-CRMP exam. A list of those workshops is available here.

To learn more about the RIMS-CRMP certification and to access study materials, visit www.RIMS.org/certification.

About RIMS
RIMS, the risk management society®️, empowers risk professionals to make the world safer, more secure, and more sustainable. Through networking, professional development, certification, advocacy, and research, RIMS and its 80 chapters serves more than 200,000 risk practitioners and business leaders from over 75 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society publishes the award-winning Risk Management Magazine and produces RISKWORLD®️, the largest annual gathering of global risk professionals. RIMS embraces diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes all risk professionals to connect and learn, explore the online Risk Knowledge library, tune into the RIMScast podcast series, and engage via LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook. To learn more, visit www.RIMS.org.

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For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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