The FERMA board and presidents of the national associations will learn in April the results of the first stage regarding the creation of a European certification of professional competence in risk management.
This stage involves asking member associations what risk management training programmes they already have available. FERMA also asked for their views of risk managers’ expectations and the benefits for companies, the risk management function or the image for the risk management profession. They were also asked how they would like to be involved in the FERMA certification process, first in defining expectations and second in participating to the recognition process.
A working group, consisting of the President of FERMA Jorge Luzzi, Vice President Michel Dennery and board members Julia Graham and Isabel Martinez, is leading the project. Their aim is to present a definite recommendation at the FERMA Forum 2013 which starts on 29 September in Maastricht.
Since the initial decision of the General Assembly of FERMA in June 2012 was to explore the possibility of certification, FERMA has closely involved the associations in the project. Their suggestions will help determine the different levels of certification and names for them.