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Please ensure that your current subscription has been paid in full before submitting your upgrade application. You will not have to pay any additional subscription, but you will have to pay the new membership subscription from next July.


Student to Technical Specialist

If you have completed an IRM specialist course, such as the Certificate in Risk Management in Financial Services, you can apply to become a Technical Specialist member. This will allow you to use the designation SIRM to demonstrate both your risk management and specialist knowledge. Download the SIRM conversion form.


Student to Certified Member (CMIRM)

You will automatically be upgraded to graduate membership on completion of the International Diploma. Once you have been a Graduate member for one year and acquired 3 years professional experience you may apply to become a Certified Member (CMIRM). The application form requires you to set out your practical risk management experience against the four functional areas of the Institute's Professional Standards. Detailed guidance can be found on the application form.

Download the CMIRM application form.


Certified Fellow (CFIRM)

To become a Certified Fellow you will need to have:

  • Held the CMIRM or FIRM designation for at least two years

  • A minimum of 8 years’ practical risk management experience

  • At least 30 hours of CPD activity gained over the last 12 months

  • A commitment to IRM’s Code of Conduct and new CPD scheme (commencing soon).

Download the CFIRM application form.


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