RIMS Gains Approval to Offer RIMS-CRMP Certification Online

Path to World’s Only Accredited Risk Management Certification Made Easier with Remote Test-Taking Capability

February 02, 2021

NEW YORK (February 2, 2021) RIMS, the risk management society®, has successfully met all ANSI (American National Standards Institute) requirements to offer the RIMS-CRMP certification exam virtually. The exam will be offered through Pearson Vue’s OnVUE platform, opening the door for qualifying risk professionals to earn this globally recognized certification from their home or office anywhere in the world.

Risk professionals interested in earning their RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional Certification (RIMS-CRMP) must meet the eligibility requirements; apply online; schedule their exam at a testing center or online 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.

“With risk management expectations soaring, RIMS has not only made it a priority to accelerate the development of educational opportunities and resources that address current conditions, but, like many organizations, we continue to examine the delivery of our products,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. “Beyond the immediate constraints on travel and in-person testing, becoming more digital is a long-term strategy for the Society. We are excited to unveil this new capability and support a broader, more globally diverse audience.”

“In a profession predicated on preparing organizations to address challenges, support innovation and identify evolving risks, risk professionals must continue to seek out opportunities to sharpen their skills and remain informed of best practices,” said Ward Ching, Managing Director at Aon and the Chair of the RIMS-CRMP Certification Commission. “Online accessibility will certainly lead to an increase in certification holders and, ultimately, drive more effective risk management practices and build more resilient organizations.”

The RIMS-CRMP Certification is the only risk management certification in the world to hold an accredited status. It received official accreditation by ANSI under ISO/IEC 17024:2012 in 2017. ANSI accreditation of the RIMS-CRMP signifies that the Institute recognizes the competence of RIMS to carry out certification activities in accordance with requirements defined in the International Standards and confirms approval by government and peer review assessments.

The RIMS-CRMP exam was developed by risk professionals and tests them on the following five domains:

1. Analyzing the Business Model

2. Designing Organizational Risk Strategies

3. Implementing the Risk Process

4. Developing Organizational Risk Competency

5. Supporting Decision Making

To learn more about the RIMS-CRMP certification, to view eligibility requirements, for details about existing prep opportunities or to register for an exam, visit www.RIMS.org/certification or contact RIMS Client Service Team at cst@RIMS.org.

About RIMS
RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit committed to advancing the practice of risk management throughout the world. We bring networking, professional development, certification, and education opportunities to our membership of 10,000 risk management professionals in over 60 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable, and government entities throughout the world. To access RIMS Risk Knowledge resource library and for additional information about the Society, 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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