Becoming certified

Certification is the professional membership grade. Certified Members use the designation CMIRM and can use the title Certified Risk Professional after their name, giving them an instantly recognisable badge of professionalism that denotes technical competence, broad experience and a commitment to professional development.

As a Certified Member, you commit to meeting the highest standards of behaviour, integrity and ethics by following our Professional Code of Conduct and to abiding by the requirements of our Continuing Professional Development scheme.

There are two routes to Certified Membership:

  • Via professional exams and work experience
  • Via assessment of your senior executive experience

Professional exams and work experience

To become certified via this route, you will need to demonstrate that you have completed:

Download an application form here


Senior executive route

If you hold a senior strategic and decision-making risk role and have a minimum of 8 years' relevant experience you may be eligible to apply for Certified Membership by experience via the Senior Executive Route. This route assesses the understanding of the theory and practice of risk management you have gained in your career by way of a 90-minute interview, based on details of your provided in an application form and CV.

Click here for full details of the Senior Executive Route.


Certified Fellowship

Once you have held the CMIRM designation for 2 years and have at least 8 years risk management experience, you may apply to become a Certified Fellow.