Which membership grade?

There are three ways you can join IRM: as an Affiliate, Student or Technical Specialist. All of them give access to our full range of member benefits.


Certified membership

If you're serious about your career in risk management, why not maximise your potential by becoming a Certified Member (CMIRM)?

Certification is the professional membership grade of IRM. It gives you an instantly recognisable badge of professionalism, demonstrating that you have the required technical competence, experience and a commitment to your own professional development.

Certified Members gain the designation CMIRM and can use the title Certified Risk Professional after their name.

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Student membership

For those who wish to study an IRM qualification in risk management.

Whether you're new to risk management, aspire to progress in your career, work in a risk-related discipline or simply require a better understanding of ERM, we have the right qualification for you.

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Student membership is the start of your journey to achieve Certified Membership and the designation CMIRM.

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Affiliate membership

Open to everyone with an interest in risk management who does not wish to take a professional qualification. It’s ideal if you need access to IRM resources to help you in your role straight away. The quickest and easiest way to join is online.

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Technical Specialist (SIRM)

If you can demonstrate specialist knowledge in a specific risk-related discipline, such as business continuity, crisis management, health & safety, insurance, project risk management or security, you may be eligible to become a Technical Specialist.

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Other types of membership:

Group membership

If your risk management function has 10 people or more, you can enrol them under one group scheme for one fee and discounted subscription rates. This investment by employers supports the professional development of risk managers within their organisation.

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Free student membership

If you're studying risk management at undergraduate or postgraduate level you can apply for free student membership while you are studying.

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