GECB - Certified Risk Management Specialist. Get Certified

As a business owner, risk manager, governance, audit, and internal control professional, you know that managing risks is crucial to your success. But with constantly changing business environments, complex regulations, and evolving threats, risk management can seem like a daunting task. That's where the Certified Risk Management Specialist (CRMS) certification comes in. The CRMS certification program equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to identify, assess, and manage risks effectively. Take Control of Risk: Become a Certified Risk Management Specialist Today!

Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese | Questions: 100 | Duration: 120 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based | Renewal: After 3 years

Learning System
499.99 CRMS Self-Study Exam Prep
  • Personalized digital books (Newest edition)
  • Online study tools with quizzes, practice exam, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included)
  • CRMS Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • Study tips and exam techniques
  • Exam cost, not included
249.99 GECB CRMS Certification Exams
  • Your Exam is online and proctored based
  • Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
  • Get results immediately
  • Receive your digital badge and share your achievement instantly
  • Use your premium certification right away
  • Access our certification registry anytime for online verification
  • Study materials, not included
649.99 CRMS Learning System + Exam + 2nd Chance
  • CRMS Learning System and exam voucher
  • 2nd Chance Exam (restrictions apply)
  • Digital books, online quizzes and test with immediate feedback
  • Online study tools with quizzes, practice exams, learning activities and resource center
  • CRMS Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • No additional costs for up 3 years
  • A digital badge and premium certificate
  • Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)


The world of business is constantly evolving, and effective risk management is critical to the success of any organization. The Certified Risk Management Specialist (CRMS) certification program is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to manage risks effectively and advance their careers in the process.

As a CRMS certification holder, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of risk management, from identifying and assessing risks to developing and implementing effective risk management strategies. This certification is ideal for risk managers, insurance professionals, and consultants who want to demonstrate their expertise in risk management and gain a competitive edge in the industry.

Why getting certified?

Effective risk management is essential for the success of any organization, and the CRMS certification program provides individuals with the knowledge and skills to identify, assess, and manage risks effectively. By becoming a certified risk management specialist, individuals can:

  • Demonstrate their expertise: The CRMS certification provides individuals with the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise in risk management. This can help differentiate them from other professionals in the industry and enhance their professional reputation.
  • Gain a competitive edge: The CRMS certification can give individuals a competitive edge in the industry by demonstrating that they have the skills and knowledge to effectively manage risks. This can help individuals advance their careers and open up new job opportunities.
  • Increase credibility: The CRMS certification can increase an individual's credibility with clients and employers. It shows that they have taken the initiative to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to manage risks effectively, and can provide clients and employers with confidence in their abilities.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry standards: The CRMS certification program covers the latest regulations and standards related to risk management. By staying up-to-date with these standards, individuals can help ensure compliance and minimize legal liabilities for their organization.
  • Enhance their skill set: The CRMS certification program provides individuals with a comprehensive understanding of risk management, including how to identify, assess, and manage risks effectively. This can enhance their skill set and make them a more valuable asset to their organization.

Overall, the CRMS certification is an important step for individuals who want to demonstrate their expertise, gain a competitive edge, increase credibility, stay up-to-date with industry standards, and enhance their skill set in risk management.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for our entry-level Certified Risk Management Specialist program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Professional Experience: At least one (1) year of professional experience ideally in risk management or related role.
  • Education: Hold an advanced degree from an accredited institution or equivalent. Candidates may also have a combination of education and work experience that demonstrates their ability to work at a professional level.
  • Training: Self-study or completion of a training program recognized by GECB.
  • Exam: Pass the supervised online CRMS exam.
  • Alternatively, candidates may also qualify for the certification if they have a degree or higher education in any field or if they are currently enrolled in an internal auditing program. However, regardless of the profile, each candidate must pass the CRMS certification exam.

Pre requisite

  • One (1) year of practical experience in risk management or related fields is required for this certification
  • Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GECB portal, but is highly recommended

Application and exam

  • Step 1: Determine your eligibility
  • Step 2: Choose your learning option
  • Step 3: Purchase your CRMS bundle
  • Step 4: Prepare for your exam through self-study or take a GECB-approved preparation course
  • Step 5: Schedule your exam. GECB exams take place 4 times a year, every end of term. Additional windows may be requested by GECB-recognized partners.
  • Step 6: Get certified in case of successful completion and receive your digital badge and certificate
  • Step 8: Shareable and globally accessible: Your digital badges and certificates can be accessed and verified anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, customers or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.


Each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. To renew your designation, you need to provide proof of a minimum continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership to the GECB community of certified professionals by paying the required fees (149 USD). Your certification is then extended for three more years and a new premium digital certificate is issued by the GECB Certification Committee. No need to write the exam again.

  • Module 1: Introduction to Risk Management
  • Module 2: Risk Identification
  • Module 3: Risk Analysis and Evaluation
  • Module 4: Risk Treatment and Mitigation
  • Module 5: Risk Communication and Consultation
  • Module 6 Risk prioritization and mapping
  • Module 7: Risk Monitoring and Review
  • Module 8: Risk communication and Reporting
  • Module 9 Risk Management Standard and Framework (ISO 31000, COSO ERM)
  • Module 10 Risk Management Tools and Technology

2023 Exam Windows

  • March 25 or 31
  • June 24 or 30
  • September 22 or 30
  • December 22 or 30

Learning options for any study style


Ideal for self-starters and those with unpredictable schedules. The self-study option means you can learn on your own anytime, day or night — whatever best accommodates your schedule. The Learning System includes both digital books and access to an online, interactive platform. Contact us.


Ideal for individuals who prefer a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes are offered by approved GECB partners worldwide. These traditional classes combine the Learning System with the guidance of a GECB-recognized instructor and provide valuable peer discussion and networking. Contact us.


Ideal for those who want instructor support but can’t attend classes at a set time. Instructor-supported online classes are offered either through pre-recorded video courses or personalized assistance. You may be assigned one instructor for the duration of your program, but there is no required meeting time, so you can complete assignments on your own schedule. Contact us.

Corporate and group

Ideal for small and large groups for self-study or instructor-led classes. We’ll help you organize groups of self-study or instructor-led classes virtually. Whether participants are local to one site or geographically dispersed, structured learning and online group reporting will help track progress and optimize your training investment. Contact us.

Last modified: Tuesday, 18 July 2023, 11:34 AM