Courses in Risk Management

The following is the list of some very good courses on Risk Management. Please email us if you are aware of other such courses. This list will be very valuable for people making a career in risk management.

Riskpro is pleased to announce a comprehensive Risk Management Certification called "Risk Management Professional". This is a great alternative to FRM/PRM that many aspire to undertake, but cannot do either due to costs or time constraints.

RMP coves all aspects of risk management and not just focused on Banking Risk, Financial Risk. We believe that risk management is a holistic concept, not just restricted to banking/Insurance. Just imagine 125+ hours of risk related training, practical training, webinars, counseling, regular risk updates. You are constantly being exposed to risk management and will surely make you a true and well informed risk manager.

RMP Lite is priced at an introductory price of Rs 11,000 plus taxes. RMP Plus is priced at Rs 18,000. For more details on all options, please contact, please email to or visit a dedicated webpage at

Financial Risk Manager (FRM) from Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), USA certification

This is probably the most recongnised and leading certification for Risk Professionals.

The Financial Risk Manager (FRM) is the certification recognized among financial risk professionals worldwide, with 24,139 FRMs in 90 countries across the globe.

Financial risk management is one of the hottest skill sets to have in the financial services industry today that offers excellent visibility and outstanding earnings potential. The profession has seen considerable growth over the past 15 years fueled by the complexity of financial products, increased regulation and recent notable failures.

Like other careers in finance, having an advanced degree and certification helps to increase your career potential in financial risk management. Our FRM holders have positions such as Chief Risk Officer, Senior Risk Analyst, Head of Operational Risk, and Director, Investment Risk Management, to name a few. If you are in financial risk management, or considering a career in it, then earning your FRM is the next natural step.

The FRM program is rigorous. A certified FRM holder has endured a comprehensive examination and has met the two year work experience requirement.

Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certification

The need for education and the assessment of professional skills in the risk management field has never been greater. Stakeholders now expect risk management departments to be able to demonstrate their adherence to an international standard. That's why PRMIA has designed The PRM Certification as the benchmark against which the best risk professionals measure their skills. The PRM is designed for you and your challenging schedule. It's been endorsed by leading universities and businesses around the world and with candidates coming from more than 80 countries, it's the global standard in the industry for risk certification.

Download the PRM Candidate Guidebook for a complete syllabus, learning objectives and sample questions.

Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)- Institute of Internal Auditors

As per IIA website (, "The CRMA is one more mark of professional distinction for internal audit practitioners. Earning the CRMA will assist you in demonstrating your ability to:
-Provide assurance on core business processes in risk management and governance.
-Educate management and the audit committee on risk and risk management concepts.
-Focus on strategic organizational risks.
-Add value for your organization

The CRMA exam covers four domain areas.
Domain I: Organizational governance related to risk management (25-30 percent)
Domain II: Principles of risk management processes (25-30 percent)
Domain III: Assurance role of the Internal Auditor (IA) (20-25 percent)
Domain IV: Consulting role of the Internal Auditor (IA) (20-25 percent)

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) - (ISACA)

As per ISACA website, "CRISC is the only certification that prepares and enables IT professionals for the unique challenges of IT and enterprise risk management, and positions them to become strategic partners to the enterprise."

Further, as per the website (, CRISC is the most current and rigorous assessment available to evaluate the risk management proficiency of IT professionals and other employees within an enterprise or financial institute. Those who earn CRISC help enterprises to understand business risk, and have the technical knowledge to implement appropriate IS control

The CRISC designation focuses on the following elements
Risk identification, assessment and evaluation
Risk response
Risk monitoring
IS control design and implementation
IS control monitoring and maintenance

ICAI Certificate

Extract from ICAI website. - "The Internal Audit Standards Board of the ICAI is pleased to offer Certificate Course on “Enterprise Risk Management” to enable members to develop competence in this emerging field and offer value added services. This course would help the members to understand the various issues relating to the enterprise risk management and in developing the necessary skills to provide value added services in this area."

Course Objectives
The overall objectives of the course are:
To enhance the role of Chartered Accountants in the area of ERM.
To build ERM as one of their core competencies.
The main thrust of the course is to educate the participants on:
Theory and concepts of ERM.
Manner in which ERM is designed and implemented in practice.
Current thinking on risk management and its impact on contemporary business enterprises

IIBF-Diploma in Treasury, Investment and
Risk Management

Extract from Course Brochure - "The Institute has therefore introduced the Diploma & Treasury, Investment and Risk Management to help the staff of financial institutions to acquire the required competence.

This diploma is designed in collaboration with FIMMDA to enable the candidate to acquire advanced knowledge in the field of Treasury and Risk Management. After passing this diploma examination, the candidate will be in a position:
(i) To understand and appreciate the instruments and intricacies of operation in the money market, capital market and foreign exchange market including risk management.
(ii) To acquire proficiency in management of funds in relation to short-term, medium term and long term investment operations with liquidity/maturity planning.
(iii) To manage foreign exchange (front and back offices) in the context of regulatory framework and recent liberalization and autonomy given to banks.
(iv) To acquire skills for Asset Liability Management in the context of risk, control and hedging operations."

Certificate programme Financial Engineering and Risk Management

The Indian Institute of Capital Markets, Navi Mumbai offers a short six-month certificate programme Financial Engineering and Risk Management for middle and senior executives working in banks, primary dealers, mutual funds, financial institutions, equity research firms, investment banks, corporate financial risk managers, brokerage houses and other financial services industry so that they can be equipped with the modern products, processes, practices and techniques in the financial services industry.

Bachelor’s degree from Indian University and work experience. Quants experience preferred.

Cost – Rs 55,000 as of Dec 2009

One-year International Post Graduate Diploma in Risk Management (IIRM)

Indian Institute of Risk Management (IIRM) offers a one-year post graduate diploma programme in Risk Management. The courses taught in the first semester include core modules on business and economics, risk and insurance, insurance law, risk in financial institutions, IT Risk management and operational management. In the second and final semester, the thrust shifts to enterprise risk management, legal and contract risks, treasury risk management and corporate governance.

Cost – Approx Rs 3L as of Oct 2012

Certificate in Financial Engineering and Risk Management (CFERM)

NISM, through its School for Securities Education (SSE), is offering a six-month duration certificate programme in the field of Financial Engineering and Risk Management. NISM's "Certificate in Financial Engineering and Risk Management (CFERM)" programme would integrate theory with applications to quantitative finance. It provides the right blend of theory and applications, addressing context as well as content. The objective of this Programme is to match the right talent with the experienced theoreticians and practitioners and serve the financial markets with a batch of well-trained financial engineers.

Cost – Rs 1.5 lakh as of Aug 2010

NISM's CFERM COurse Brochure

NISM's Securities Operations and Risk Management Certification Examination

As per NISM's website (, "The Securities Operations and Risk Management Certification Examination aims at building a cadre of professionals who would be skilled in understanding the operational aspects of the securities industry."

"The Securities and Operations Risk Management certification discusses the various products and participants in the securities market and the trade life cycle in its entirety including clearing and settlement of trades. The functioning of the front office, middle office and back office in a broking firm has also been discussed in detail. It also focuses on the various risk management requirements and practices; the procedures followed for redressing investor grievances; and arbitration mechanism followed in the securities industry"

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