Risk Management Certificate

Risk Management


Big data, the sharing economy and global climate change are just a few of the emerging challenges that have created a need for qualified risk managers.

The three-course Risk Management Certificate program offers p&c insurance industry tailored content suited for those looking to further their risk qualifications. 

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Completion of this program will provide you with the tools and knowledge to create comprehensive risk management strategies for clients, including:

• Understanding the context of risk in an insurance role
• Analyzing risk exposure
• Developing analytical skills to determine the effects of risk and mitigation techniques
• Demonstrating professional commitment to your career
• Potential to provide entry into management roles 

Successfully complete the Insurance Institute's Risk Management Certificate program and you may be eligible to receive credit for two elective courses in the Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation program.

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Canadian Risk Management designation

The Insurance Institute’s risk management courses meet the foundational course requirements for the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation. The CRM is recognized by RIMS and awarded by the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI).

To earn the CRM designation, candidates need to complete three foundational courses and pass a standardized exam for each course. The standardized exams are administered by GRMI and are separate from the course exams administered by the Insurance Institute. 

Once registered in an Insurance Institute risk management course, candidates should contact GRMI to register for the corresponding GRMI exam.

Please consult the Global Risk Management Institute for complete details of the steps for obtaining the CRM designation.

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Who should take the Risk Management certificate?

• Insurance distributors: brokers, agents, managing general agents, wholesalers  
• Underwriters in risk analysis roles  
• Loss prevention/fraud roles  
• Operational risk management insurance roles  

Interested in learning more about the role of a risk manager? Our Career Connections site has a full career profile detailing the role.

Our new career mapping tool can help you navigate your career in risk management from building knowledge and experience to mastery. Learn more here.

Insurance Institute membership benefits:

When you enrol in the Risk Management Certificate program, you will also become a member of your local Insurance Institute, offering many benefits to insurance professionals.

Contact Member Services for specific details and information at 1-866-362-8585