RIMS to Add Federal Government Risk Management Micro-Credential for the RIMS-CRMP Certification

NEW YORK (February 26, 2018)RIMS, the risk management society™, and the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) entered into an agreement to create a micro-credential for the RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) certification.

The RIMS-CRMP-FED is being developed in response to the Office of Management and Budget Circular A-123 that urges Federal agencies to implement enterprise risk management to enhance decision-making. RIMS and AFERM are currently working on a pilot exam that will be completed in the Fall of 2018. Online testing for the RIMS-CRMP-FED will commence in 2019.

“The ability for government agencies to effectively manage risk is a global imperative,” said RIMS CEO Mary Roth. “Our relationship with AFERM and the creation of the RIMS-CRMP-FED will provide public sector risk professionals in the U.S. with a credential that spotlights their risk management expertise. We are proud to begin work on this micro-credential and look forward to sharing it with the risk management community.”

“While ERM programs continue to emerge and grow across the Federal government, there remain significant challenges to its progression through the initial stages of the ERM development lifecycle,” said AFERM President Peggy Sherry. “The RIMS-CRMP-FED will instill confidence in government leaders, encouraging them to take the next steps and fully realize the value of a mature ERM program.”

Launched 2015, the RIMS-CRMP certification allows risk professionals to formally demonstrate their expertise, professional achievement and qualifications. With its online accessibility, it gives risk management professionals from around the world an opportunity to confirm their commitment to professional excellence. To apply for the exam or for more information, visit www.RIMS.org/certification.

About AFERM

AFERM is the only professional association solely dedicated to the advancement of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) in the Federal government through thought leadership, education and collaboration. AFERM provides programs and education about benefits, tools and leading practices of Federal ERM and collaborates with other organizations and stakeholders to encourage the establishment of ERM in Federal departments and agencies. For more information about AFERM, visit www.AFERM.org.

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing the practice of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is dedicated to advancing risk management for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 11,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org.

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