The Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) this evening presented the first qualifications by examination in its professional programme rimap® to 18 risk managers during a ceremony at the FERMA Seminar now taking place in Malta.
A total of 22 risk managers sat the two-hour examination earlier in the day. They were the first risk managers to qualify by examination.
Michel Dennery, chairman of the rimap® programme, presented the awards and congratulated the successful candidates. He said: “Delivering a first rimap examination in 2016 has been a key objective for FERMA that is now achieved. The first certified risk managers will be seen in the future as the pioneers in the new standard for the risk manager’s profession.”
Rimap provides independent confirmation of the professional competences, experience and standards of individual risk managers, and accreditation for the risk management programmes of educational bodies. Certification rests on four pillars: knowledge, experience, continuous professional development (CPD) and a code of ethics.
The examination consisted of 100 questions based on the rimap Body of Knowledge. To prepare themselves for the examination, candidates were recommended to read the eight risk management documents that inspired the rimap examination questions, which are available online.
“The questions have been written by a team of 7 European risk managers from 5 FERMA member associations. It has been a challenge to find consensus sometimes but it is also what makes rimap different and quite unique. It is a risk management examination designed by risk managers for risk managers, and for their company who want to rely on an effective risk management!” said Julia Graham, member of the rimap® steering committee and Knowledge team.
The examination is the latest of the milestones passed by rimap since it was launched in October 2015:
-Creation of the Body of Knowledge
-Accreditation of the first six education programmes
-Licensing of the first programmes for rimap CPD points
Isabel Martinez Torre-Enciso, vice-president of FERMA and member of the rimap® steering committee commented: “The next step is to refine the rimap examination on the basis of experience so that it reflects the complexity and diversity of the profession, and then to make the examination available for as many risk managers as possible”.
Note for journalists: FERMA last year presented rimap certificates to 49 highly experienced risk managers who contributed to the creation of the rimap programme.
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