RIMS Forges Partnerships with Leading Universities to Strengthen the Risk Management Profession Through the RIMS-CRMP Certification

St. John’s University, UCLA Extension, University of Hartford and George Mason University Join RIMS to Deliver Risk Management Education for Current and Future Business Leaders

June 24, 2021

New York (June 24, 2021) RIMS, the risk management society®, continues to identify higher-education partners to help deliver cutting-edge risk management education for graduate-level students and business executives around the world. Most recently, the Society has entered into agreements with St. John’s University, UCLA Extension, the University of Hartford, and George Mason University, building learning experiences that focus on the risk management trends, best practices, skills and competencies that comprise the RIMS-CRMP certification.

“Higher-education institutions are invaluable partners to RIMS, helping the Society deliver impactful risk insights globally,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. “These partnerships present incredible opportunities for professionals to earn the RIMS-CRMP certification, to advance in their careers and support their organizations’ growth and innovation initiatives.”

RIMS and St. John’s University (SJU) have entered into their first agreement to elevate the risk management profession. RIMS and SJU will offer a joint RIMS-CRMP prep course, focusing on the certification’s five risk management domains and best practices for successful RIMS-CRMP exam test-taking. The first course is scheduled for June 29 – 30 with more planned for the future.

To learn more about RIMS endeavors with SJU, click here.

RIMS has partnered with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to compliment the UCLA Extension program, one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive continuing and professional studies programs. The UCLA Extension program offers a newly updated Enterprise Risk Management program that aligns with the RIMS-CRMP. The Society and UCLA are excited to create a pathway to the RIMS-CRMP certification, and will share the content and curriculum included in the new program during a webinar on August 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PST.

To join the August 18th webinar, click here.

RIMS and the University of Hartford (UHart) Barney School of Business have agreed to deepen an existing relationship to continue to deliver educational opportunities to the University’s network.  In July 2021, RIMS and UHart will present a course centered on the ORSA (Own Risk Solvency Act—regulations that impact insurance companies’ risk reporting practices). In October 2021, a second joint program will focus on opportunities for risk professionals to positively impact ORSA initiatives with enterprise risk management. In addition to these programs, the two entities will continue to collaborate and offer prep courses for the RIMS-CRMP certification.

To learn more about RIMS endeavors with UHart, click here.

Supporting a call for stronger risk management practices in the Federal Government, RIMS and George Mason University’s Continuing and Professional Education have teamed up to offer a series of workshops designed for federal employees and executives who are committed to building stronger risk management practices and more rewarding careers. The workshops aim to support Federal Risk Professionals who are interested in earning the RIMS-CRMP-FED (RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional Federal Government credential), a micro-credential of the RIMS-CRMP.

To learn more about RIMS endeavors with George Mason University, click here.

The RIMS-CRMP is the only accredited risk management certification in the world. The certification has received official accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO/IEC 17024:2012. This signifies that ANSI recognizes the competence of RIMS to carry out certification activities in accordance with requirements defined in the International Standards and confirms approval by government and peer review assessments.

The RIMS-CRMP exam tests individuals on their knowledge and abilities to:

  1. Analyze the Business Model
  2. Design Organizational Risk Strategies
  3. Implement the Risk Process
  4. Develop Organizational Risk Competency
  5. Support Decision-Making

To earn the RIMS-CRMP certification, applicants must possess significant professional risk management experience and education.  Continuing education is required for recertification.  To learn more about the RIMS-CRMP certification, visit www.RIMS.org/certification.

About RIMS
RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit committed to advancing the practice of risk management throughout the world. We bring networking, professional development, certification, and education opportunities to our membership of 10,000 risk management professionals in over 60 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable, and government entities throughout the world. To access RIMS Risk Knowledge resource library and for additional information about the Society, visit www.RIMS.org.


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For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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