Five of the world’s largest risk management associations have agreed to work together towards a recognition of their respective risk management designations/certification programmes. The organisations, ALARYS (Latin America), FERMA (Europe), IRMSA (South Africa), PARIMA (Asia) and RIMS (North America), signed a letter of intent when they met today during the FERMA Risk Management Forum.

The letter indicates that they will jointly draft a Memorandum of Understanding within the next months to establish the conditions under which a risk professional certified by one of the five associations will receive continuous professional development (CPD) points for attending any of the five association’s events.

Jo Willaert, President of FERMA indicated that “Although our various certification programmes take into account local specificities which should remain, it is fundamental for the profession that we ensure a gradual convergence of our respective certification programmes over the coming years. It should start with a mutual recognition of our respective main events in terms of CPD points, and that is the important step we are now taking.” 

Recognition for FERMA Lloyd’s programme

The FERMA Forum was also the opportunity to announce the 2018/2019 edition of the FERMA Lloyd’s Professional Development Programme. For the second time, this programme will be licensed by the FERMA rimap certification programme and will grant CPD points to participants.

“FERMA Lloyd’s Professional Development Programme is the first risk management education programme to receive CPD points for the FERMA rimap European certification. It is an opportunity for participants to increase risk knowledge also also to maintain their certification,” said Jo Willaert.

Information and online registration platform about the FERMA rimap European certification can be found at .

The next online examination sessions will take place on 26 October, 23 November and 14 December 2017.