International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management

The International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management is the ideal qualification for anyone looking for a solid foundation in the theory and practice of effective risk management. There’s never been a better time to get qualified in risk management, help organisations with the economic recovery post-Covid-19 and increase your earning potential and career prospects.

Key information

No formal entry requirements Access to 5000+ global test centres Multiple Choice exams


 Outcomes What's included? Fees

 Enhanced technical knowledge

 Virtual Learning Environment

Standard rate £2095

 Increased earning potential

 Support from module coaches

Member's rate £1895


 Online webinars

Low GDP £1780

 Career progression

 Student membership


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Principles of Risk and Risk Management

An introduction to the principles and concepts of risk and risk management, it explores the history of risk management to help students gain an understanding of current drivers of enterprise risk management, as well as the development and impact of international standards.

Practice of Risk Management

Exploring the impact of the global business environment on risk, it examines issues that are relevant to specific sectors and geographical areas, and the needs and demands of various stakeholder groups, including regulatory authorities.

June 2022 Exams

01 Jul 21 - Enrolment opens
01 Jul 21 - Access to the virtual learning environment (Moodle) becomes available 
31 Dec 21 - Enrolment closes
01 Jan 22 - Studying period starts
06 Jun 22 – 10 Jun 22 - Principles of Risk & Risk Management exam
13 Jul 22 – 17 Jun 22 - Practice of Risk Management exam

Exam session Enrolment window
December exams 1 February - 30th June
June Exams 1 July - 31 December 

Please note that the enrolment is not an enquiry form or an expression of interest. By completing the online enrolment application you are enrolling as a student on to the course for the qualification and must pay the course fees; you will be asked to pay your full course fees by debit/credit card (MasterCard or Visa) at the end of this online application.

Alternatively, if your organisation is sponsoring you and has already agreed to cover the cost of your course fees and needs an invoice raised you can select this option. Please ensure that you have all of the correct invoicing details before starting this process - information you will need from the person agreeing to sponsor you includes a PO number, invoicing email address, and invoicing postal address. A PO cannot be accepted as an enrolment, and an enrolment form will need to be completed as well as submitting a PO.

If your organisation is sponsoring your course fees, please ensure that this has already been agreed before starting the enrolment process, as once the enrolment form has been submitted, full payment is required.

IRM’s examinations are online and computer-based. Module content will be assessed through the use of the learning outcomes. 

Please note: You can only enrol for one Certificate per exam session.

Examination Dates

December 2021 examination dates

Download the December 2021 examination timetable

June 2022 examination dates

Download the June 2022 examination timetable

Examination Centres

Pearson VUE has an extensive test centre network across the world.

Students will be notified of the date they can book the test centre for the exam after they have enrolled on the qualification and their payment successfully processed.

Special needs and access arrangements

Wherever possible, examination arrangements will take into account any special requirements you have. If you complete an application for special arrangements, we must receive your completed form no later than 28 February for the June examinations, and by 31 July for the November examinations. This is to give us enough time to effectively help you with your requirements. While we aim to meet all requests, we cannot fulfil requirements where applications are received late.

Special arrangements application form

Special needs and access policy 

Standard exemptions

If you already hold one of the risk management qualifications on this list you will be exempt from the International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management and may apply directly to become a Certificate Member of IRM.

Download a Certificate Membership application form.

Download the Standard Exemptions application form.

You may also be exempt from some of the modules on the International Diploma in Risk Management, should you wish to continue towards a full professional qualification.

What happens once the qualification has been completed?

Completion of the certificate will mean that you become a Certificate Member (IRMCert) and are able to progress on to the International Diploma in Risk Management; this is the first step of the journey to becoming a Certified Member of the IRM (CMIRM).

How long does it take to complete?

There are two enrolment periods each year and students should consider the time commitment for study before enrolling on the course; the Certificate can be completed within 10 months, and study time available will depend on when the full course fees have been paid for the enrolment period open at that time. Students enrolling later in the enrolment period will need to consider the amount of time remaining to study for their scheduled exam session before enrolling on to the course.

Can the modules be split across different exam sessions?

The course consists of two modules which are studied together. The exams for both are sat in the same exam period that relates to their enrolment window, and cannot be split.

Is there a time limit in which to complete the qualification?

Students have 3 attempts  and must complete the qualification successfully within 3 consecutive sessions e.g. June, December, June or December, June, December. After this point, students will be required to re-enrol and pay a further enrolment fee.

The first attempt is included with your enrolment fee. Any subsequent attempts will be considered a re-sit and you will be required to pay the re-sit fee for each attempt at the exam.

When do the exams take place?

There are two examination sessions for the Certificate. These are normally early June and late November. Exact dates can be found on the exam timetable.

Can I defer my exams once I have enrolled and paid for my course?

Unfortunately we do not offer deferrals as such on exams within our Examination Policies, Procedures and Regulations. If candidates are not able to sit their scheduled exams for any reason, they can decide not to attend the exam and will be marked as absent. There is a fee for entry to a later exam session - £175.00 GBP per exam, and will be charged upon any future re-sits of the missed exam(s).

Not attending your any of your scheduled exams will use up one of your three attempts at each exam, but you will not be penalised at all in terms of marks or grading for sitting in a later session.

Are the textbooks included in the fee?

Students need to purchase the books themselves, they are easy to find online and can be delivered anywhere in the world.


Successful graduates automatically become Certificate Members (IRMCert). You will also have met the prerequisite for acceptance on to the International Diploma in Risk Management.

Student membership

When you enrol on the International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management qualification you will automatically be registered as a student member of IRM for a maximum of two years, or until you complete the course - whichever comes first. You will only continue to have student membership as long as you are entered for an exam.

Group enrolments

Discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more employees enrolling for the same session from the same organisation. For further details please contact our Business Development Manager - Joanna Kraska.

 +44 (0)20 7709 4117

To get in touch or for more information contact us:

 +44 (0)20 7709 4125