ERM Training Program

Advancing ERM Through Education

The AFERM Training Program is undergoing internal review with a few trainings available below. As information becomes available, we will provide updates on future plans for the program. In the mean time, AFERM offers training through its annual Summit, quarterly luncheons, and periodic professional workshops — visit our Events page to find upcoming events, as well as training opportunities.

RIMS Certifications & Prep Courses

We encourage you to explore the merits of the RIMS-CRMP-FED certification and micro-credential. More information can be found on the RIMS website.

RIMS offers 3 ways to prepare for certification:

  • Self-Paced On-Demand Workshops — Prepare at your own pace with guided narration, interactive activities, and post-assessments.

  • Live Virtual Workshops — Prepare for the exam in an instructor-led interactive learning environment. Get a classroom feel with live training, individual/group exercises, and Zoom meetings.

  • In-Person Workshops — In-Company Group Training and RIMS-CRMP-Prep are available. Both are guided by a RIMS instructor, you will prepare with case studies, hands-on exercises, and an action planner.

AFERM Members: Visit the Member Discounts page to get the member rate on these courses!

GMU’s Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Program

This 4-month executive development program will enhance your skills to effectively lead the risk management function as a strategic and aligned partner with all business units. Network with top Chief Risk Officers from the public and private sector and join a growing number of professionals who have added Mason’s CRO program to their resume. AFERM President Ken Fletcher is on the CRO advisory council and also a program instructor. Online/in-person hybrid program: June 3 – September 25, 2020.
Visit the Member Discounts page to save on this program!

GW’s Certification Program in ERM in Government

This Certification Program is designed to provide you and your organization with the fundamental concepts and processes, principles, tools and techniques of ERM in the context of organizational change. The program will not only help you develop your knowledge of the ERM process, procedures and skills, but also enable you to apply the coursework to a practical application relevant to your organization. Next 5-day program: November 30 – December 4, 2020


Enterprise Risk Management: Dealing with Emerging Risk, Long-Tail Risk, and Mitigation Effectiveness

Author: KPMG
Released: 2015

Foundational Training Courses

Managing Risk of Government Agencies and Programs — Part I

Author: AFERM
Released: November 2015

Managing Risk of Government Agencies and Programs — Part II

Author: AFERM
Released: November 2015



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