Senior Executive Route

The Senior Executive Route is designed for senior risk leaders (for example, Chief Risk Officers, Heads of Risk) who may have come to risk management through another professional route (i.e. who are likely to have qualifications other than a formal risk management qualification). This route enables them to become Certified Members (CMIRM) or Certified Fellows (CFIRM) of the IRM and would normally be suitable for people with at least 8 years risk management experience.


Application process

To apply for the Senior Executive Route to Certified Membership you will need to complete this assessment form. Before commencing your application, you should also read the Guidance notes and familiarise yourself with IRM’s Professional Standards in Risk Management, as these underpin the application and assessment process.

The Assessment Form along with a copy of your CV should be emailed to membership@theirm.org. This should be accompanied with your initial payment (see below under Fees for more information).

Your assessment form will be reviewed by IRM. Should you demonstrate that you meet the relevant criteria for consideration for membership via the Senior Executive Route, you will be invited to an interview (see under Assessment Process).

IRM may turn down your application at this point if we do not consider that you have met the necessary level of experience or competence, as evidenced by the assessment form. In that eventuality, you will be allowed to re-submit your assessment form within 12 months free of charge.


Assessment process

Assessment of your eligibility for IRM Certified Membership or Certified Fellowship is made via an Assessment Panel. The panel will consist of two experienced professionals, one from the world of risk and one from human resources.  The interview will last for approximately 90 minutes. You will be expected during the interview to draw further from the examples given in your assessment form, and from other aspects of your work experience, to demonstrate how you meet the Professional Standards. You will also be expected to show strong grasp of theoretical and technical issues.

Interview dates:

  • 17th and 19th October

  • 14th and 17th November

  • 12th and 15th December 

Following the interview, the Assessment Panel will consider whether to make an award at Certified Membership or Certified Fellowship level, or not to make an award at all. This will be communicated to you at the earliest possible moment.  


Fees

The fee for admission into Certified Membership of IRM via the Senior Executive Route is:

Current IRM members: £1,250
Non-members: £1,450

This fee will be collected according to the following schedule.

Application:

All applicants: £250

Interview:

Members: £800
Non-members: £900

Certification:

Members: £200
Non-members £300

All fees are non-refundable, depending on the stage you have reached. No steps will be taken at any stage until the fee for that stage has been received. That means that the assessment form will not be assessed until the application fee has been paid; no interview will be arranged until the interview fee has been received; and no certificate will be issued until the certification fee has been received.

All Certified Members and Certified Fellows accepted via the Senior Executive Route will be expected to renew their annual membership at the beginning of each subsequent membership year (1st July).


Further information

For further information, please contact our membership support team.

Useful documents:

Application form

Senior Executive Route To Certified Membership Assessment Form Front Cover

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Guidance notes

Guidance Notes Front Cover

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Professional Standards

Professional _standards _cover

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