Risk Management

Earn a CRM Designation

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Overview

Risk management is the ability to analyze, communicate, recommend problem-solving techniques, and monitor the exposure of unexpected losses. Awarded by the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI), the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation is a widely recognized qualification that provides risk managers a foundation of knowledge and skills needed to identify, assess, monitor, and limit risks. 

The CRM program is offered at the Faculty of Extension in cooperation with the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). Courses are focused on the identification and assessment of exposures to loss, strategies for controlling identified losses, and a review of techniques for financing the payment of those losses which do occur.


Series at a Glance

Program structure

All 3 courses required for your CRM.

Location & Format

Classes held in downtown Edmonton.

Duration

1 to 2 years of part-time study.

Audience

The Risk Management program will be of benefit to risk managers, insurance professionals, project managers, and individuals from a variety of industries who are interested in earning the CRM designation. Participants in this program come from areas such as oil and gas, insurance companies, and small to large enterprises in the public and private sectors.

Program Plan


This part-time program is comprised of three courses. Each course is 39 hours in length, for a total of 117 instructional hours. Courses do not have to be completed in any specific order, allowing students to choose the courses that bet fit their schedule. 

Once you successfully complete your courses at the Faculty of Extension, a separate testing and credentialing process takes place directly with the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI). 

CRM REQUIREMENTS


3 core courses (with accompanying course exams – not GRMI)
   +
3 GRMI-administered exams (taken upon completion of each EXIIC course)


Qualifications & Admission

There are no employment or education prerequisites for this program. Students are not required to apply for admission to the University of Alberta—only to register for each course on an individual basis. 

A post-course test administered directly by the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI) is a requirement for obtaining the credential.

Courses are currently open for enrolment—register now!

ENROLLING IN CRM: STEP-BY-STEP

  1. Create a profile at www.rims.org/CRM.

  2. Complete the three EXIIC courses offered at the Faculty of Extension.
    Each course has an accompanying course exam – it is distinct from GRMI exam.

  3. Pass the 3 exams administered through GRMI.
    Upon completion of each EXIIC course mail a copy of your grade report + a $130 testing fee to GRMI. GRMI will then email you with testing location options and access instructions.

    The exams take place at at Prometric Testing Centers and evaluate level of knowledge based on the content covered in our EXIIC courses' required textbooks. Testing windows:
  • January 15 – March 15
  • April 15 – June 15
  • July 15 – September 15
  • October 15 – December 15

    Each of the two-hour CRM standardized exams include multiple choice questions, and 70% is considered a passing score.
  1. Your CRM designation will be issued after you complete the 3 courses and pass the 3 GRMI exams.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you register for your classes; courses are GST-exempt.
  • Courses require a textbook at an additional cost.

Courses Offered

Take courses individually for professional development or complete them all to earn the CRM designation.

Register online or by phone at 780-492-3116 (toll-free 1-800-808-4784). You may also register by mail, fax, or in person.

Classes are held at Enterprise Square, downtown Edmonton, Alberta.

Course schedules are also available in printer-friendly PDF format.


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