RIMAP European Risk Management Professional Certification



Be the Risk Professional of the 21st Century

by joining a dynamic learning path


Why should I take the FERMA Rimap certification?

FERMA RIMAP certification is unique because it provides:

  1. an independent confirmation of your professional competences and experience

  2. a European standard developed by European risk managers and recognized by FERMA's 22 risk management member associations

  3. a continuous dynamic learning path: earn CPD (Continuous Professional Development) points by participating to FERMA licensed events


Start with your certification exam and stay up to date on the latest risk management trends and strategies with a continuous professional development programme


What happens next once I'm certified? 

The nature of the risk manager profession is highly linked to ever evolving risks and constantly fast- paced changes.

Therefore the FERMA rimap certification has been designed as a continuous and dynamic learning path to respond to risk managers' future educational needs.

Whether you're an experienced or a junior risk professional, whatever your background as a risk professional is, and wherever your risk management career is heading to, all risk professionals have a duty to stay in contact with the evolution of the risk landscape.  


It's now time to seize your opportunity to become the 21st century Risk Manager!


What you need to know about FERMA RIMAP Certification at a glance, read our flyer: 


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Am I eligible? 

In order for your application to be accepted, you need to have a minimum education level combined with a corresponding number of years of experience in Risk Management.

You are eligible if you have a:

  • Master's degree + 3 years in a full-time equivalent risk management position

  • Bachelor's degree or below + 5 years in a full-time equivalent risk management position


More information below with our Candidate Information Guide: 

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What do I need to study?

Four sets of learning material developed by FERMA's team of risk experts are available online following enrollment.

FERMA and ANZIIF have developed a series of four modules to help the candidate study the first four blocks of the Body of Knowledge.

The four modules are :

  1. Essentials of risk management

  2. Risk assessment

  3. Risk treatment I

  4. Risk treatment II

See the Rimap Body of Knowledge for a detailed listing of the knowledge provided into the examination materials.

What can I expect for my examination date?

  • 2-hour online exam with 100 questions

  • Technical requirements: computer, internet connection, 3 hours continuous availability without disruption

  • Supervision by a person of your choice or your risk management association in accordance with the exam rules set up by ANZIFF, FERMA's certification partner

  • Exam results are automated through the computer system. The candidate will be notified within a week of their result by the FERMA ANZIIF team.


Examination dates

Certification online exams are held monthly to provide you with the most flexibility possible.

Exam Dates for 2019:

  • Thursday 21 February 2019

  • Thursday 14 March 2019

  • Thursday 11 April 2019

  • Thursday 23 May 2019

  • Thursday 20 June 2019

  • Thursday 25 July 2019

  • Thursday 29 August 2019

  • Thursday 19 September 2019

  • Thursday 17 October 2019

  • 17-20 November 2019 (Onsite supervision during FERMA Forum in Berlin - exact date to be confirmed)

  • Thursday 12 December 2019


The future of work is the future of lifelong learning - Lifelong learning is becoming an economic imperative

The FERMA rimap dynamic learning path proposes an examination as a starting point.

Once certified, it is important that risk professionals stay up to date but also increase their knowledge with tailor made activities.

This is what we propose with the FERMA rimap recertification: enhance your knowledge, skills, performance and relationships and give a value to the professional development activities you are attending.


The FERMA rimap recertification is based on a CPD system

CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development:

  • Continuous because it consists of participating to eligible activities and collect 50 points over a 2 years period to maintain your FERMA rimap certification level

  • Professional because it all starts with a recognized European risk management certification for risk professional

  • Development because it provides value to your professional development activities by recording and tracking them throughout your carreer


The FERMA rimap recertification fee (€100 or €200 for non-member) allows you to follow the dynamic learning path by accessing an online platform to:

  • log your professional development activities and keep track of CPD points

  • be informed of the CPD licensed local risk management events near you

  • participate to online professional development activities (such as webinars)


How do I accumulate my 50 points in two years and achieve recertification?

To best fit your busy agenda, FERMA created a feasible CPD system based on 3 type of activities to allow you to maintain your FERMA rimap certification.

FERMA Forum and Seminar, national association’s events and meetings and CPD licensed partner events are multiple occasions to collect CPD points.

Click here to view the current 2019 CPD calendar through participation in conferences, scientific meetings and courses organised by FERMA, its members, other associations and the partners. 


FERMA Forum in Berlin is qualifying for the IDD professional training requirements in Germany. In Germany, the regulator is asking brokers registered in Germany to demonstrate the completion of the annual 15 hours by maintaining a spreadsheet listing their training activities. A document will be issued to the German brokers confirming their participation in the FERMA forum.

The Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) introduces an obligation to follow a minimum of 15 hours of professional training and development per year for employees of insurance and reinsurance companies that carry out distribution activities.

Which activities are eligible for my CPD points?

For more information please read following links:

To respond to the need of being recognized externally as a certified risk professional, FERMA has developed an Open Badge for the FERMA Rimap certification holders to offer a unique way to advertise your credential and ensure its authenticity.

  • Why use an open badge?

The open badge provides employers and the public with an evidence of what you had to do to earn the certification and is an easy way to verify your competences digitally.
You can share your open badge across social media, add it to your email signature and embed it in a website or a CV so that your professional network is aware of your European risk management certification.

  • So what is it?

An open badge is an image file which is uniquely linked to your certification information hosted on Credly, one of the leading third party badging platform.

Open badges are more reliable and secure than paper-based ones as they are linked to data set up and validated by FERMA to confirm that you are a rimap certified risk professional.
Moreover, the badge is free!

open badge

  • How do you obtain your open badge?

Once FERMA rimap certified, you will receive an email invitation from Credly to claim your badge. After clicking on the link in the email and create an account on Credly, you'll be able  to accept your FERMA rimap certification badge. You will then share your badge directly from the badging platform to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook or add it to your email signature by copying your badge URL and hyperlink it to the image. 

The concept of Open Badges was created by Mozilla in 2011 to recognize the new ways of learning wherever it happened - in and out of formal education and online.
It is a simple and easy way for you to raise awareness and increase recognition for having successfully passed the FERMA rimap examination. It also makes you part of the FERMA rimap certified community.

Frederic Lycops, Risk & Insurance Advisor, FedEx Corporation - BELGIUM

The exam sets rimap holders apart from other individuals in a highly competitive area within risk management. It is truly independent verification of your knowledge and experience in risk management. The price of the certification is very reasonable, especially compared to similar certifications in other industries. In my opinion, the long-term benefits of the RIMAP certification definitely outweigh the cost.

''I see rimap as an investment, not only in my career and my future as a risk professional but also as an investment for the company I work for. It is proof to internal and external stakeholders that people who work within risk management in the company have a certain standard and knowledge of principles of risk management.''



Georgi Aleksov, Senior Risk Consultant, Marsh EOOD - BULGARIA

Especially for Bulgaria, I found Rimap certification as very important to show that the risk management is not ‘art and magic’, but scientifically based, and intended to deliver the well-being of any organisation. BRiMA become a FERMA member in August 2015 and Rimap was launched two months later at the 2015 Forum in Venice. In May 2016 BRiMA officially announced Rimap at our conference in Sofia.

In my opinion the Rimap exam questions reflect all everyday risk management issues. My current position is related mainly to consultancy, but the topics focused in Rimap can be found in each company I visit to do my job. The learning materials were very appropriate. I am mainly self-taught and receiving well-structured materials, following risk management logic, assisted me in bringing together the many data I’ve gathered through the years. Everything fell into place!

 “To any colleague considering taking Rimap certification, I would say: Go ahead! Rimap is going to be recognised as a professional certification all over the world.''



Nataliya Todorova, Head of Insurance, Save the Children International – UNITED KINGDOM

Nataliya Todorova was one of the first risk managers to take the Rimap examination.

For me, the examination was a good mixture of what I knew from my working life and experience and the type of things that the risk managers should know, especially definitions. Because of this, I didn’t find the preparation too demanding, although I do admit to doing some reading at 5 am just ahead of the exam. The learning materials were easy to access, and it is important to read them carefully, because they relate very specifically to the exam questions. What I found helpful was the quite heavy emphasis on risk management versus insurance, as risk management is the area I wanted to develop.

 “Embrace the challenge and test your knowledge.”

“The examination is especially valuable for risk managers who do not have other formal qualifications in risk management because it takes their experience into account.”



Roberto d’Ambrosio, CEO, Alpari Research & Analysis - MALTA

Since I am a senior manager, a comprehensive risk management methodology and all the related frameworks are very important to me in order to build a risk aware environment within the organisation, from a corporate governance level down to a single risk assessment with all the individuals involved in a kind of two-way communication. From the board to operation and vice versa, it is a kind of philosophy that should permeate the whole organisation.

In Malta, which has a thriving financial and insurance sector, it is important to set a landmark in Europe with a reliable, reputable way to certify risk manager within every organisation. But the skills required are the same across all industries. 

“Certification from a European body is important everywhere around Europe.”

“Taking the rimap certification is a challenge but the rewards are worth it.”



Sebastian Bregning, Senior Risk Manager, A. P. Moller - Maersk A/S – DENMARK

I was part of a group at DARIM that decided that we should support rimap by taking the exam in Denmark within DARIM's association, because we believe that there should be a minimum unified standard for risk management. We did both group and individual study, and I am pleased that we generally managed to predict the sort of questions that would be asked. As my job is partly enterprise risk management and partly insurance, the blend of the exam questions suited my working environment, and I found the learning materials appropriate preparation. For the future, I would like a little more on tools that we can use to perform analyses in different situations. If the insurance market terms and conditions eventually harden, insurance buyers will need a risk management tool box so they can still reduce the total cost of risk to their company.

 “Overall, rimap is very relevant and valuable because it gives risk managers a common reference point when we talk to each other and even with people in the insurance industry. It is a good benchmark from which to drive the risk management agenda across the organisation and industry.” 

“There is increasing demand from risk managers to create value and that value is not limited to savings on the insurance budget. Rimap provides a vocabulary and framework so that we can be efficient in communicating our intentions and expectations.” 



Cristina Gutiérrez, Risk Management Advisor, Recreativos imar - grupo famai - risktorisk - SPAIN

I think that rimap absolutely responds to the needs of the risk manager. To me, the questions fully take into consideration the risk management environment, providing a substantially complete landscape on the risk management profession. Having this certificate means more recognition from my fellow colleagues.

It is also an incentive to expand my training into more areas, and study more. According to my personal philosophy, all risk managers should have permanent ongoing and lifelong learning. If you want to perform properly as a risk manager you need to continue your training, forever! I took this rimap course as part of such a task. It is just an extra effort in the permanent search for knowledge that all risk managers should have.

“Rimap certification adds value for any risk professional; this is especially true for young people who want to begin a career as risk managers.''

“Rimap adds passion and a better understanding of how wonderful this activity of risk management is.”

“Rimap certification is the next step you should take for empowering yourself and for boosting your career, so just go ahead! Rimap gives you enhanced visibility in the industry, in your country and in Europe. It is definitely a sound investment.”

Last name First name Association Title Organisation Date
Abresch Ronald NARIM Risk and Insurance Manager Damen Shipyards Group 8/10/2018
Aguanell Lourdes AGERS European Marine Account Manager Consultant ( EMAM)  Eurapco 3/10/2016
Aleksov Georgi BRIMA Senior Risk Consultant Marsh EOOD 15/10/2017
Baczek Krzysztof POLRISK Chief Risk Analyst PGE Polish Energy Group S.A. 14/12/2017
Baldacchino Aaron MARM Risk Manager Willis Towers Watson Management (Malta) Limited 3/10/2016
Barozzi Pierpaolo ANRA Partner - Responsabile attività di intermediazione ACROS studio di brokeraggio assicurativo s.r.l. 21/06/2018
Benaglio Carolina ANRA CEO Myr Consulting Srl 21/02/2019
Borghetti Paolo ANRA Broker FUTURE AGE SRL 13/12/2018
Bixio Gianluca  ANRA Risk Manager Estra Energie S.r.l. 20/09/2017
Bittner Roland GVNW Vice President DEUKONA Deutsche Bank Group 8/10/2018
Brants Yves  BELRIM Risk Manager NRB 3/10/2016
Bregning Sebastian DARIM Senior Risk Manager  A. P. Moller - Maersk A/S  25/01/2017
Castelli Maurizio ANRA Partner & Senior Risk Management Consultant Mao sas 18/12/2017
Chany Pierre AMRAE Deputy Risk Manager SNCF Réseau 21/01/2019
Chini Renato Claudio ANRA Chief Risk Officer SNAITECH 13/12/2018
Colafati Pietro ANRA Area Manager Central-South Italy Chubb European Group Limited 21/06/2018
Cotelle Philippe AMRAE Head of Insurance Risk Management Airbus Defence and Space 3/10/2016
Cova Paolo ANRA Risk Manager Iren S.p.A 21/06/2018
Dal Zilio Kathy ANRA Senior Legal Counsel and Insurance Manager BENETTON GROUP S.R.L. 22/01/2018
d'Ambrosio Roberto MARM CEO Alpari Reserach & Analysis 3/10/2016
Dawood Ghani ANRA Operational Risk and Insurance IFAD 21/06/2018
De Lima Raphael AGERS Business Development Director Mapfre Spain 26/07/2018
Desantoine Sabine BELRIM Insurable Risk Manager ING Belgium 3/10/2016
De Felice Alessandro ANRA Chief Risk Officer Prysmian Group 5/10/2015
De Paulis Francesco n/a Insurance Intermediary FRANCESCO DE PAULIS 24/05/2018
Dimech Alan MARM Head Of Regulatory Affairs and Group Compliance Officer DARAG Malta Insurance and Reinsurance PCC Ltd  3/10/2016
Ejsing Jesper DARIM Head of Group Risk Management & Insurance Vestas Wind Systems A/S  25/01/2017
Fabianelli Serena ANRA Risk Management officer E.S.TR.A. S.p.A 24/01/2018
Facondo Marco n/a

Casualty Underwriter

XL Catlin 21/06/2018
Farrugia Adam Karl MARM Risk Manager Advisory Deloitte 3/10/2016
Fasone Stefano ANRA Environmental Risk Underwriter Chubb European Group Limited


Fava Francesco n/a Technical Director Conteco Check SRL 24/05/2018
Fisher Dominic MARM President ‎Malta Association of Risk Management 3/10/2016
Friberg Helle DARIM Group Insurance Manager  Hempel A/S  25/01/2017
Galea David MARM Chief Risk Officer BEAT Group 3/10/2016
Gelera Carlo ANRA Risk Engineering & Loss Prevention Prysmian S.p.a. 21/06/2018
Giglio Gian Raffaele ANRA Head of Risk Underwriting Atradius 24/05/2018
Goutière Philippe ALRIM Managing Partner ABIL S.A. 15/03/2018
Grimberg Peter n/a Risk Advisor Neptune Energy 21/02/2019
Gutiérrez Cristina AGERS Risk Management Advisor RECREATIVOS IMAR / GRUPO FAMAI / RISKTORISK  3/10/2016
Hancke Charlotte DARIM Senior Risk Specialist SAP Danmark 17/01/2019
Henttonen Taija FINNRIMA Account executive Aon 30/08/2018
Ilari Federica ANRA Insurance Management  Coop Alleanza 3.0 21/06/2018
Kallenberg Kristian n/a Head of Strategy and Strategic Risk Management PostNord AB/Stockholm School of Economics 23/11/2017
Kornath Møller Pernille DARIM Insurance & Risk Manager Arriva Danmark A/S 22/11/2018
Kuhn Per DARIM System Manager Novo Nordisk 25/01/2017

Lelijveld van Cingelshouck

Lea NARIM Board Member NARIM 24/09/2018
Lycops Frederic BELRIM Risk & Insurance Advisor FedEx Corporation 14/12/2017
Medina Belén IGREA Risk manager GLOBALVIA  3/10/2016
Mengshi Bledion ANRA Financial Lines Underwriter Chubb European Group Limited 21/06/2018
Militello Serena ANRA Head of legal and compliance department Industrie Saleri Italo Spa 20/09/2017
Miltchanski Ivo BRIMA Head of risk management and claims handling Risk Consult Bulgaria / BRIMA 3/10/2016
Munari Massimiliano ANRA Head of Risk Integration Banca Intesa SanPaolo 20/09/2017
Paglialunga Nicola ANRA Consultant / Insurance Broker Studio Masera sas 21/06/2018
Paduano Valentina ANRA Chief Risk Officer Sogefi Group 18/12/2017
Paque Xavier AMRAE Insurance Manager CIMENTS CALCIA 11/07/2018
Peltonen Jere FINNRIMA Diplomatic Security Adviser & Regional Security Manager Ministry for Foreign Affairs 21/02/2019
Petry Elke n/a Senior Account Executive Aon Schweiz AG 14/12/2017
Ponti Elisabetta ANRA Insurance Function – Italy BASF Italia S.p.A 21/06/2018
Pisciotta Marco ANRA Deputy Risk Manager Prysmian Spa 15/12/2017
Prévost Pascal SIRM

Deputy to Head of Group Services

Nestlé 8/10/2018
Quist Dölek  Anders DARIM Director, Risk and Compliance  GN Store Nord A/S  25/01/2017
Radaelli Paola ANRA Enterprise Risk Manager and Chief Financial Officer Free lance 3/10/2016
Rombouts Marc BELRIM Insurance Manager Université catholique de Louvain 15/03/2018
Rubini Paolo ANRA Head of Insurance Telecom Italia 05/10/2015
Rudi Iaconis Salvatore ANRA Risk Manager Hera SpA 24/05/2018
Savi Giuseppe ANRA Risk Consulting Otto20 Srl 21/06/2018
Serafini Stefano  ANRA Insurance Manager EDF EN Italia Spa 20/09/2017
Sechi Fabrizio ANRA Unit Director Aon Hewitt Risk & Consulting 13/12/2018
Serop Dorte DARIM Risk Manager Xellia Pharmaceuticals ApS 22/11/2018
Soardo Giovanni  ANRA Account Executive Soardo e Associati srl 20/09/2017
Sommer Bisgaard  Sussi DARIM Senior Risk Manager  Coloplast A/S  25/01/2017
Sorrentino Stefano MARM Risk Manager EPG Financial Services 19/04/2018
Stokholm Winslow  Tina DARIM Group Insurance Specialist  Vestas Wind Systems A/S  25/01/2017
Tomasella Monica ANRA Dott.ssa Otto20 Srl 21/06/2018
Terzago Marco ANRA Risk Manager SKF Industrie S.p.a 8/01/2018
Todorova Nataliya BRIMA Head of Insurance Save the Children International  3/10/2016
Tarantino Moreno ANRA Claims Specialist XL Catlin 21/06/2018
Torri Mauro ANRA Chief Risk Officer Italmobiliare Spa 3/10/2016
Trotti Valentino ANRA Director of Marketing & Sales/ Risk Manager In-Out S.r.l. 20/09/2017
Vitale Maria Grazia n/a Junior Risk Manager  AWP P & C 21/06/2018
Vigna Leonardo ANRA Risk Manager Mediolanum Vita 24/05/2018
Warno Peter DARIM Senior Group Insurance Specialist Danfoss A/S 30/08/2018
Wegener Benjamin  GVNW Captives DVA Deutsche Verkehrs-Assekuranz-Vermittlungs-GmbH 26/10/2017
Wegener Dirk GVNW Global Head of Corporate Insurance Deutsche Bank AG 8/10/2018
Yli-Viikari Tytti FINNRIMA Auditor General National Audit Office of Finland  3/10/2016
Young Susan AIRMIC Chief Risk Officer Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. 3/10/2016
Zaccariotto Chiara ANRA Office Manager ANRA 20/09/2017
Zancarli Paolo ANRA Director and Agency manager Generali Italia Spa 13/12/2018

How do I apply? 

1. Apply on the FERMA certification website at https://www.ferma.eu/form/rimap and upload an up-to-date CV and your highest /most relevant degree.

2. Once your application has been approved, our certification partner ANZIIF will contact you for enrollment, which will allow you to: 

  • access learning materials and practice questions

  • choose your examination date and appoint your supervisor

  • pay the certification fee


Application fees

  FERMA Member1 Non-FERMA Member2
FERMA Certification €300 €450
FERMA renewal3 €100 €200
Retaking an exam €200 €350

Note : FERMA is a non-profit organisation

  1. FERMA member fee applies to risk managers belonging to one of the 22 FERMA member associations.

  2. Find the closest FERMA member risk management association at www.ferma.eu/about/our-members.

  3. This yearly fee gives you access to an online platform to log your professional develop¬ment activities and keep track of CPD points earned to maintain your certification status