Certified Risk Manager

Certified Risk Manager (CRM) is a professional designation that is earned after the completion of five practically oriented courses. This certification is for those working in risk management and related fields, such as financial, insurance, loss control, legal, accounting, and claims specialists. Each 2 ½-day course incorporates the use of case studies and integrates the direct application of risk management techniques. Currently, there are more than 2,000 CRM designees; approximately 70 courses are scheduled in cities across the United States every year.

CRM Courses

Principles of Risk Management is usually the first course participants take. It gives an overall knowledge of the risk management process. Analysis of Risk teaches participants to analyze and measure exposures and loss data Control of Risk builds proficiency in safety, alternative disppute resolution, employment practices liability, and crisis management.

Financing of Risk compares and studies various financing options and helps attendees learn to deliver the message to management in present value dollars. Practice of Risk Management consolidates all aspects of risk management, including implementing and monitoring the risk management process in an organization.

To earn the CRM designation, participants must complete all five courses and pass the examinations within five calendar years. To maintain the CRM designation, designees must fulfill an annual continuing education requirement. The CRM Program is conducted by The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.

The certified risk manager designation is fairly new to the insurance risk management world. Currently there are more than 2000 CRMs worldwide. Risk Management is an ever growing field of endeavor, and it's a pragmatic extension of the domain of insurance.

The risk management process is, usually, five-layered:


The process of identifying exposures (whether financial, social, physical, juridical, political, or otherwise) that face our organization.


Determine how these exposures impact or could impact the organization.


Determine how to control these exposures by eliminating them or reducing their effect.


The step where it is determined how will these exposures be dealt with as they arrive? Through insurance premiums paid in advance, or through internal funds, etc.


The final step in the process is to put all the above work together into practice, and ultimately to start over.

In order to secure the a professional designation in this area (CRM: Certified Risk manager)one needs to complete the prescribed coursework offered by The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research.

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