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90 professionals earn inaugural RIMS certification

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The Risk & Insurance Management Society Inc. on Tuesday said 90 out of 123 professionals passed the exam for the inaugural class of the RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional certification.

The exam was held April 10 in San Diego, and certification holders came from the United States, Canada, France, South Africa, Aruba and the United Arab Emirates.

“No matter the industry or country, professionals are constantly challenged to prove the value they can add to their organizations,” RIMS CEO Mary Roth said in a statement. “The RIMS-CRMP certification allows risk professionals to show leadership that they possess a deep understanding of risk management concepts and the ability to implement them.”

The RIMS-CRMP certification exam is open to RIMS members with either a bachelor's degree (or global equivalent) in risk management and one year working full-time in risk management or a bachelor's (or global equivalent) in a non-risk management related field and three years of full-time employment in risk management, RIMS said in December.

For members without a bachelor's degree, seven years of risk management is required. Possessing an associate's degree in Risk Management (ARM) and/or a Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation counts as two years of risk management experience.

The RIMS-CRMP is valid for two years, and all certified individuals must meet continuing education requirements to extend beyond the two-year period.

Additional exams will be available to qualifying practitioners online beginning in October.