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

Interested in preparing for a career as a Chief Risk Officer? George Mason University’s Executive Development offers a learning experience critical for the emerging CRO to succeed in today’s growing business world. Participants who complete the five-month program will be prepared for a leadership role at the executive level; possessing the knowledge and skills to align with the organization’s business leaders; design an integrated risk strategy needed to meet the business objectives, and add significant value to the organization. Network with faculty, subject matter experts; and other participants. Next program dates: October 19, 2021 – March 3, 2022.
Visit the Member Discounts page to save 10% on this program!

Interested in finding a different program? Mason Executive Development also offers other CXO Programs including Chief Data Officer and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. Apply today!

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. In the course of the 5-day program, participants will have the opportunity to learn, apply and integrate the concepts, methods, and techniques of ERM into their daily business practices and processes. The program will also explore how to create a risk-aware culture, and link risk management efforts to critical risks that can impact the strategic goals of the organization and its ability to achieve its mission. Next 5-day program: November 29 – December 3, 2021 — 9 AM – 4:30 PM (EST)


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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