Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI)

University of Calgary Continuing Education is a recognized provider of risk management courses for the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. which are eligible for the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation. The CRM is a national designation that is recognized by the Risk and Insurance Management Society, Inc. and awarded by the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI). To obtain a CRM designation, students must complete three risk management courses available at University of Calgary Continuing Education:

Program and Process Changes

Effective October 1, 2018, CRM designation holders will not be required to maintain a membership with the GRMI organization. GRMI will issue the CRM credential to individuals that register their CRM with GRMI. If your CRM Course Provider webpage refers to the $50 GRMI annual dues please remove the phrase.

In lieu of ongoing dues, GRMI is reinstating the $100 (USD) one-time CRM designation registration fee that was required before the standardized exams were implemented.

Based on the eligibility requirements, a CRM candidate will need to pass the three CRM standardized exams, mail in an official copy of their transcript or grade report to GRMI, and submit a $100 (USD) registration fee to obtain the CRM credential and digital badge.

The existing $130 (USD) CRM standardized exam fee will change to $155 (USD) for RIMS members and $175 (USD) for non-members effective October 1, 2018.

About the CRM Designation

The Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation is a widely recognized qualification that provides risk managers a foundation of knowledge and skills needed to identify, assess, monitor and limit risks. The CRM is recognized by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and awarded by the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI). GRMI sets policy for the CRM designation and maintains the records of its credentialed members. Attaining the CRM designation demonstrates a level of professional commitment, knowledge and skills that employers in both public and private sectors recognize.

Why earn the CRM Designation?

  • Competitiveness: Formal training gives CRM holders a competitive advantage that employers seek.
  • Credentials: Demonstrates that CRM holders have achieved the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, assess, monitor and limit risks.
  • Recognition: CRM holders stand out among others in a competitive marketplace.
  • Advancement: Improves the ability of CRM holders to achieve their organization's risk management objectives and their career goals.