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!

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Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Chinese simplified and Portuguese | Questions: 100 | Duration: 120 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based

Review manual
  • Personalized digital book branded with candidate name
  • Access to online study tools with quizzes and practice exam
  • Exam Content enriched with real-world examples and case studies
  • valuable study tips and exam techniques
Exam Voucher
  • Your Exam is online and proctored based
  • Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
  • Get results immediately
Certification Toolkit
  • Comprehensive Learning System with exam voucher
  • Premium digital badge and certificate
  • Unique link for online verification anytime, anywhere
  • 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 this tactical and operational level certification in risk management, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Holding a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited institution
  • Having a minimum of one (1) year of experience in risk management or related fields
  • Demonstrating advanced knowledge in risk management practices through completion of at least 30 hours of training with a GECB approved partner

Note: The self-study option is available only to candidates who can demonstrate extensive experience in the field of risk management or equivalent.

Certification Process

  • Step 1: Determine Your Eligibility Before embarking on your journey to becoming a GECB Certified Risk Management Specialist (CRMS), it's crucial to evaluate your eligibility. Review the prerequisites and criteria to ensure you meet the necessary qualification and experience level.
  • Step 2: Submit Your Application Once you've confirmed your eligibility, submit your application for the CRMS program. Our streamlined application process is designed to make it easy for you to take the next steps towards achieving professional excellence.
  • Step 3: Application Review, Approval, or Denial Our dedicated team will thoroughly review your application to assess your eligibility. You'll receive prompt notification of either approval or denial. In the case of denial, we'll provide feedback and guidance on how to meet the requirements.
  • Step 4: Purchase Your Certification Toolkit (Upon Approval) Upon approval, you can proceed to purchase your CRMS certification toolkit. This bundle includes access to essential study materials and resources to help you prepare efficiently for the examination.
  • Step 5: Prepare for Your Exam To excel in your CRMS exam, you are encouraged to join an official training course with a GECB-approved partner, benefitting from a thorough exam preparation, expert guidance and a second chance exam retaking with 50% discount. Alternatively, self-study candidates opting for independent exam preparation should have extensive experience in the field to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the content.
  • Step 6: Schedule Your Exam GECB offers multiple opportunities to take your online exams. CRMS exams are held four times a year, at the end of each quarter. However, additional exam windows can be requested by GECB approved partners. Select a suitable exam date and write to us for scheduling.
  • Step 7: Take Your Exam Online Sit for your CRMS exam, and upon completion, receive your instant results. Our automated system will swiftly assess your performance and provide you with your exam outcome.
  • Step 8: Become Certified Upon successfully passing the exam, the certification committee will review the report submitted by your proctor. Within seven days, you'll receive your prestigious digital premium certificate suitable for framing. Our digital badges and certificates are accessible and verifiable anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, partners or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.

  • Step 9: Receive Your Hard Copy Certificate (Optional) For those who prefer a tangible symbol of their achievement, GECB offers the option to receive an official hard copy certificate with a premium stamp. Upon your request and for additional cost, our certification committee will expedite the production of this prestigious document. Within 30 days, your hard copy certificate will be dispatched through internationally recognized courier services such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, or equivalent, ensuring its safe and timely delivery to your doorstep.
  • Step 10: Maintain Your Certification At GECB, we understand that professional development is an ongoing journey. To keep your designation current and continuously reflect your expertise, each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. The process of maintaining your certification is straightforward. You are required to provide proof of a minimum level of continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership within the GECB community of certified professionals. For a nominal fee of 149 USD, your certification is extended for another three years period. There's no need to undergo the examination process again. The GECB Certification Committee will promptly issue a new premium digital certificate, ensuring your professional standing remains at its peak.

Note: With our membership policy, you will enjoy the benefits of renewing all your certifications by paying a single fee, rather than incurring separate renewal cost for each certification obtained, as our competitors do.

Join the ranks of distinguished professionals who have chosen GECB for their career development. Experience the quality and excellence that set GECB apart in the world of professional certification.

  • 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
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2024 Exam Windows

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

Learning options available

Instructor-Led Learning

  • Structured Learning Environment: Ideal for individuals who thrive in a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes provide a well-organized and guided approach to your certification journey.
  • GECB-Approved Partners: These classes are conducted by GECB-approved partners worldwide, ensuring quality instruction.
  • Peer Interaction: Benefit from valuable peer discussions and networking opportunities, enhancing your understanding of the subject matter.

Instructor-Supported Learning

  • Flexible Support: Designed for candidates who seek instructor support but have unpredictable schedules.
  • Personalized Assistance: Receive personalized assistance online from GECB-approved partners.
  • No Set Meeting Times: There are no required meeting times, allowing you to complete assignments and study at your own pace.

Corporate and Group Learning

  • Tailored for Groups: Ideal for both small and large groups, offering flexibility for self-study or instructor-led classes.
  • Virtual Learning: GECB assists in organizing groups, whether participants are in one location or geographically dispersed.
  • Structured Progress Tracking: Utilize online group reporting to monitor progress, ensuring your training investment is optimized.

Self-Study Option

  • Eligibility: Suited for experienced professionals with busy or unpredictable schedules.
  • Learn at Your Own Pace: Study independently with complete autonomy in your learning process, aligning with your unique schedule.
  • Exam Flexibility: Schedule and take your exam online within the allotted period, providing convenience and control over your certification journey.
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