RIMS Director of Certification Denise Osorio: The Importance of Recertifying and Upcoming Recertification Webinar

Denise OsorioWith many RIMS-CRMP certifications expiring by the end of 2020, RIMS Director of Certification Programs, Denise Osorio will host a complimentary webinar on November 1, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT to provide updates and answer questions about the recertification process. Read below for some critical details and register here for Recertification: Keep Your RIMS-CRMP Active.


RIMS: Welcome, Denise. Before we discuss recertification, what can you tell us about our global RIMS-CRMP holders and the certification itself?

Osorio: We currently have more than 400 RIMS-CRMP certification holders in 23 countries from around the world. Fifty-seven percent of them are directors, vice presidents, or C-Suite professionals. The RIMS-CRMP is the certification of choice as it is accredited and globally recognized. It's accredited by ANSI (the American National Standards Institute) under ISO standards, which makes it the only risk management certification in the world to hold accredited status.


RIMS: Why is recertifying important for a RIMS-CRMP holder?

Osorio: Recertification is an essential part of an accredited certification. It keeps RIMS-CRMPs up to date on the latest risk management trends and practices. It also shows your ongoing commitment to the certification and the profession. You're also maintaining your knowledge of the competencies and commitment to quality and ethical conduct.


RIMS: What are some RIMS-CRMP recertification requirements?

Osorio: Recertification is required every two years. You need to earn 50 points within each two-year period and must agree to continue to uphold the Code of Ethics. Each point is equal to one hour of activity. There are many ways in which you can earn recertification points. You can attend or speak at a conference, course, webinar, or podcast. This type of formal learning or continuing education is a great way to earn points. Out of the total 50-point requirement, 35 points must be in continuing education, and we’ll discuss the various methods by which they can be earned during the June 4th webinar and future presentations.


RIMS:  What is the cost to recertify?

Osorio: The cost to recertify is $150 for RIMS members and $300 for non-members. The fees are submitted with the recertification application.


RIMS: What tips and topics will you address in the upcoming webinar? 

Osorio: We will review the recertification requirements and share best practices on how to complete the recertification application to maintain your certification, support your professional growth and continued success. A best practice that we will discuss is to record your CE activities as you earn them so you will be ready to submit your application when it is time to recertify. The webinar will be a great opportunity to answer your questions and help you through the recertification process.

RIMS is hosting this free webinar as an added value to members and RIMS-CRMP holders, as we feel it is a great opportunity to help our certified professionals complete their recertification applications.


Thank you, Denise. We’ll follow up soon with updates on the RIMS-CRMP course and exam amid the coronavirus pandemic.

RIMS-CRMP holders should register for the Recertification: Keep Your RIMS-CRMP Active webinar, which will be complimentary for all on November 1, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT.

Interview by Justin Smulison, RIMS Business Content Manager