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RIMS-CRMP Exam Information

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Computer-Based Exams

The RIMS-CRMP exam is open to anyone who meets the eligibility requirements. The computer-based exam is proctored by Pearson VUE and consists of 120 questions with a two-hour duration.

All RIMS-CRMP candidates must have prior authorization from the RIMS-CRMP Certification Department to take the examination. 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.

Pearson VUE testing centers are located throughout the United States, Canada and around the globe.

​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

15%

Analyzing the Business Model

  • 3% Obtain internal organizational information
  • 1% Obtain external organizational information
  • 2% Consolidate organizational information
  • 3% Analyze operations of the organization / due diligence
  • 1% Conduct benchmarking
  • 3% Describe value chain
  • 2% Identify organizational uncertainties
  • Chapman, Robert. Simple Tools and Techniques for Enterprise Risk Management, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, London, 2011
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Assessment and Treatment, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Management Principles and Practices, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Gamble, John; Thompson Jr., Arthur; Peteraf, Margaret. Essentials of Strategic Management: The Quest for Competitive Advantage, 6th ed, 2019
  • Hopkin, Paul. Fundamentals of Risk Management, 2018
  • Lam, James. Enterprise Risk Management, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2014
  • Moeller, Robert, COSO Enterprise Risk Management, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
  • Pearce, John A. and Robinson, Richard B., Strategic Management Planning for Domestic & Global Competition, McGraw-Hill Education, New York, NY
  • Porter, Michael, Competitive Advantage, Free Press, New York, NY, 1985
  • RIMS Executive Report, Exploring the Risk Committee Advantage, RIMS, New York, NY, 2015 RIMS Executive Report, Transitioning to Enterprise
  • Risk Management, RIMS, New York, NY, 2014 Risk Management - Principles and Guidelines, ISO 31000
  • Sobel, P. and Reding, K., Enterprise Risk Management Achieving and Sustaining Success, 2012
  • Strategic Risk Management Development Council. RIMS Strategic Risk Management Implementation Guide, RIMS, New York, NY

17%

Designing Organizational Risk Strategies

  • 3% Develop risk strategy approach
  • 2% Define organizational risk competency capabilities
  • 2% Define success measures
  • 2% Design risk governance
  • 2% Design implementation plan
  • 3% Develop risk communication strategy
  • 3% Obtain organizational support for risk strategy
  • "A Board Perspective on Enterprise Risk Management", McKinsey Working Papers on Risk, Number 18, McKinsey & Company, 2010
  • Chapman, Robert. Simple Tools and Techniques for Enterprise Risk Management, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, London, 2011
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Financing, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Management Principles and Practices, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Fraser, J. and Simkins, B.J., Enterprise Risk Management, 1st ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
  • Gamble, John, Thompson, Jr., Arthur, and Peteraf, Margaret, Essentials of Strategic Management: The Quest for Competitive Advantage
  • Hopkin, Paul. Fundamentals of Risk Management, 2018
  • International Organization for Standardization. Risk Management - Guidelines (ISO Standard No. 31000:2018)
  • Moeller, Robert, COSO Enterprise Risk Management, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
  • RIMS Executive Report, Transitioning to Enterprise Risk Management, RIMS, New York, NY, 2014
  • Risk Management Assessment Framework: A Tool for Departments, 1st ed., HM Treasury, 2009
  • Strategic Risk Management Development Council. RIMS Strategic Risk Management Implementation Guide, RIMS, New York, NY

35%

Implementing the Risk Process

  • 6% Identify risks
  • 6% Analyze identified risk
  • 6% Evaluate risk
  • 6% Consult and create risk solutions
  • 5% Monitor risk
  • 6% Advise on risk management (e.g., strategic, enterprise, operational, business area, business initiatives)
  • Chapman, Robert. Simple Tools and Techniques for Enterprise Risk Management, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, London, 2011
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Financing, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Elliott, Michael. Enterprise Risk Management, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Assessment and Treatment, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Management Principles and Practices, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Fox, C. and Seigel, M., ANSI/ASIS/RIMS RA 1. Risk Assessment, ASIS & RIMS, New York, 2015
  • Fraser, J. and Simkins, B.J., Enterprise Risk Management, 1st ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
  • Hopkin, Paul. Fundamentals of Risk Management, 2018
  • International Organization for Standardization. Risk Management - Guidelines (ISO Standard No. 31000:2018)
  • Moeller, Robert, COSO Enterprise Risk Management, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
  • Strategic Risk Management Development Council. RIMS Strategic Risk Management Implementation Guide, RIMS, New York, NY

16%

Developing Organizational Risk Competency

  • 3% Deliver risk training
  • 3% Engage organization’s risk network
  • 3% Coach organization on the risk process and techniques
  • 3% Continuously improve risk management process
  • 4% Integrate risk management into day-to-day operations
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Assessment and Treatment, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Financing, The Institutes, Malvern, PA, 2012
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Management Principles and Practices, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Fox, C. and Seigel, M., ANSI/ASIS/RIMS RA 1. Risk Assessment, ASIS & RIMS, New York, 2015
  • Fraser, J. and Simkins, B.J., Enterprise Risk Management, 1st ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
  • Hopkin, Paul. Fundamentals of Risk Management, 2018
  • International Organization for Standardization. Risk Management - Guidelines (ISO Standard No. 31000:2018)
  • RIMS Executive Report, Exploring the Risk Committee Advantage, RIMS, New York, NY, 2015
  • RIMS Executive Report, Transitioning to Enterprise Risk Management, RIMS, New York, NY, 2014 Strategic Risk Management Development Council. RIMS
  • Strategic Risk Management Implementation Guide, RIMS, New York, NY

17%

Supporting Decision Making

  • 8% Influence risk-based decision making
  • 9% Facilitate risk discussion
  • Chapman, Robert. Simple Tools and Techniques for Enterprise Risk Management, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, London, 2011
  • Elliott, Michael. Enterprise Risk Management, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Assessment and Treatment, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Elliott, Michael. Risk Management Principles and Practices, The Institutes, Malvern, PA
  • Fraser, J. and Simkins, B.J., Enterprise Risk Management, 1st ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ
  • Gamble, John; Thompson Jr., Arthur; Peteraf, Margaret. Essentials of Strategic Management: The Quest for Competitive Advantage, 6th ed, 2019
  • Hopkin, Paul. Fundamentals of Risk Management, 2018
  • Lam, James. Enterprise Risk Management, 2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2014
  • RIMS Executive Report, Transitioning to Enterprise Risk Management, RIMS, New York, NY, 2014
  • Strategic Risk Management Development Council. RIMS Strategic Risk Management Implementation Guide, RIMS, New York, NY

Exam Blueprint

Duty and TaskFinal % 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 approach3%
​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 Process35%
​C1.​ Identify risks​6%
​C2. Analyze identified risk6​%
​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 Competency16%
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-making8​%
​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.

 

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