Career Development: IRM launches certification for the ‘world's latest profession'


The Institute of Risk Management has launched its new certification for risk professionals, bringing the sector into line with other professions such as accounting and law.

Risk practitioners across the world can now become a Certified Member and use the new professional designation CMIRM. This is achieved through a combination of qualifications, experience, ongoing professional development and commitment to IRM's Code of Conduct.

Launching the new scheme, IRM's CEO, Ian Livsey, said, "Professions such as accounting and law have long provided comprehensive, credible certification for their practitioners. For the first time, IRM's certification programme sets the same bar for those working in risk. We believe this is the most thorough and comprehensive programme of its kind, and will become the gold standard certification for the risk profession globally.

"The scheme is underpinned by a comprehensive professional standards framework. This will give employers confidence in the quality and ethics of their hiring choices and provide risk professionals with the means to benchmark their progress at every stage of their career."

IRM's chairman, José Morago, pictured, added: "This is a major milestone in the development and professionalism of risk management, and the IRM is proud to be at the forefront of these changes. Risk professionals have an incredibly important organisational and societal role to play in managing risks and maximising opportunities. Our certification scheme sets out the standards of best practice for the profession worldwide, and gives organisations new confidence that they're recruiting risk professionals with the right experience and skills."

For more details on how to become a Certified Member, please visit the IRM's website at

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