RIMS-CRMP Exam Information
The RIMS-CRMP exam is open to anyone who meets the eligibility requirements. All RIMS-CRMP candidates must have prior authorization from the RIMS-CRMP Certification Department to take the examination. The exam consists of 120 questions with a two-hour duration.
The computer-based exam is proctored by Pearson VUE. Testing centers are located throughout the United States, Canada, and around the globe.
The candidate must present two forms of ID to the examination proctor and meet all other test security requirements at the examination location (a list of acceptable forms of identification can be found in the RIMS-CRMP Certification Handbook). Additional details on taking the examination are provided to candidates in the email they receive from the RIMS-CRMP Certification Department once their application is approved.
For online proctored exams, candidates must check-in thirty (30) minutes before the examination start time, when the examination check-in window opens. They may test at their home residence or in their office of employment. Candidates must download the
OnVUE software and conduct a systems check to make sure the computer is ready for the test. They will take photos of their government-issued ID and testing environment, as well as a headshot.
Candidates will be monitored by a certified proctor via webcam and microphone throughout the test to ensure the integrity and security of the exam experience. Learn more about the remote exam.
Preparing for the Exam
Candidates should decide what they want to read and study based on their knowledge of the risk management discipline. The domains and related reading material listed below can be used to guide your preparation for the examination.
Additionally, candidates may use the RIMS-CRMP Study Guide to prepare.
|%||Domains||Related (Not Required) Reading|
Analyzing the Business Model
Designing Organizational Risk Strategies
Implementing the Risk Process
Developing Organizational Risk Competency
Supporting Decision Making
|Duty and Task||Final % Breakdown on Exam|
|A. Analyzing the Business Model||15%|
|A1. Obtain internal organization information||3%|
|A2. Obtain external information about organization||1%|
|A3. Consolidate organizational information||2%|
|A4. Analyze operations of the organization/due diligence||3%|
|A5. Conduct benchmarking||1%|
|A6. Describe and/or understand organization's value chain||3%|
|A7. Identify organizational uncertainties||2%|
|B. Designing Organizational Risk Strategies||17%|
|B1. Develop risk strategy approach||3%|
|B2. Define organizational risk competency capabilities||2%|
|B3. Define success measures||2%|
|B4. Design risk governance||2%|
|B5. Design implementation plan||2%|
|B6. Develop risk communication strategy||3%|
|B7. Obtain organizational support for risk strategy||3%|
|C. Implementing the Risk Process||35%|
|C1. Identify risks||6%|
|C2. Analyze identified risk||6%|
|C3. Evaluate risk||6%|
|C4. Consult and create risk solutions||6%|
|C5. Monitor risk||5%|
|C6. Advise on risk management (e.g., strategic, enterprise, operational, business area, business initiatives)||6%|
|D. Developing Organizational Risk Competency||16%|
|D1. Deliver risk training||3%|
|D2. Engage organization’s risk network (e.g., safety, security, business continuity, internal audit)||3%|
|D3. Coach organization on the risk process and techniques||3%|
|D4. Continuously improve risk management process||3%|
|D5. Integrate risk management into day-to-day operations||4%|
|E. Supporting Decision-Making||17%|
|E1. Influence risk-based decision-making||8%|
|E2. Facilitate risk discussions||9%|
Authorized Testing Timeframe & Locations
You can select an exam date within your authorized six-month timeframe. The RIMS-CRMP certification exam is offered throughout the year.