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How to Recertify

RIMS-CRMP certification is valid for two years. Fifty continuing education points must be earned within the two-year cycle. Points are not retroactive. There are two ways to recertify:

  • Complete and submit the RIMS-CRMP Application for Recertification with all required signatures and fees ($150 member/$300 nonmember)
  • Reapply to take the RIMS-CRMP exam and pay all application and exam fees

When to Apply

RIMS-CRMP holders may submit the RIMS-CRMP Application for Recertification​ at any time during their two-year recertification cycle provided that the required 50 continuing education points have been attained. The completed application must be submitted with payment and appropriate documentation.

The candidate’s recertification date will not change because of early submission. Applications submitted after the candidate’s recertification cycle ends will not be accepted.

If you are unsure of your expiration date, you may check online in the Certificants Directory. The date is also located in your digital badge and on your paper certificate.

It is important to include as much documentation as possible as the RIMS-CRMP Certification Department will conduct random audits of RIMS-CRMP recertification applications. See Notice of Recertification Audit Process.

Application Review

Applications for recertification will be reviewed within 15 business days. Once approved, you will receive a new paper certificate with your updated expiration date and an updated RIMS-CRMP digital badge.

If your application is denied, you may be granted an extension if there are unusual circumstances or your certification will be revoked. If revoked, the only way to reinstate your RIMS-CRMP will be to reapply and retake the examination.

Applications must be received by the RIMS-CRMP Certification Department no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time of the certification expiration date.

Notice of Recertification Audit Process

The RIMS-CRMP Certification Department randomly audits applications in compliance with ANSI/ISO 17024 accreditation.

If you are selected for an audit, you will need to submit all supporting documents for the activities listed on your recertification application. In general, supporting documentation* should:

  • Prove that activities cover an area of risk management technical knowledge.
  • Confirm participation in activities such as:
    • Certificates or letters of attendance/completion.
    • Registration forms, receipts or email confirmations.
    • Project documents for on-the-job experience.
    • Verify authorship in a scholarly publication for the Research/Publishing category.
  • Validate and confirm dates and times of participation in the activities listed on your recertification application.



*Types of supporting documents include documentation that demonstrates you have completed an activity. We encourage you to complete this step as you begin activities. Be sure to keep your certificates of completion and other documentation as this will make participation in the audit process streamlined and simple.

More information and instructions will be provided if your application is selected for audit. The RIMS-CRMP Certification Department will work with you to ensure you successfully complete the audit process.
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