About the Institute of Risk Management (IRM)

IRM is the leading body for professional risk management. We help build excellence in risk management to improve the way organisations work.

We provide globally recognised qualifications and training, publish research and guidance and set professional standards. IRM members work in many roles, in all industries and across the public, private and not for profit sectors across the world. We are independent and not for profit.

High standards of quality and integrity are vital to the success of the risk profession. Our qualifications, training, events and thought leadership programme are underpinned by our professional standards framework. This defines the knowledge, skills and behaviours todays risk professionals need to meet the demands of an increasingly complex and challenging business environment.

IRM’s aims are to provide:

  • Recognition: Provide internationally recognised qualifications and courses for risk professionals throughout their careers

  • Knowledge: Promote the value of excellence in risk management to employers, regulators, government and external stakeholders

  • Networking: Deliver virtual and face-to-face opportunities for the risk community to share information, experiences and learning

  • Career support: Provide career-long support to help members develop their professional profile and improve their skills 

IRM is a company limited by guarantee, a not-for-profit organisation governed by a board of directors. Any surplus generated by our activities goes back into the development of risk management education and continuing professional development work.