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The world is getting riskier. Learn how to manage it!

Laurier Continuing Education’s Canadian Risk Management (CRM) program lays the foundation to navigate today’s financial, technological, environmental and organizational risks.

Designed for financial and insurance pros, government analysts and more, our curriculum and expert instructors go beyond a simple prep course to equip you with the foundational knowledge and professional credentials to enter this exciting and growing field.  

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Earn your CRM Designation with three required courses from Laurier!  

In partnership with The Risk Management Society (RIMS), Laurier Continuing Education offers the three required courses to obtain a CRM designation. A widely recognized credential to open you up to career opportunities and growth in Risk Management. 

Complete three courses to become eligible to write your designation exam with RIMS.

Register for all 3 courses at once to earn a 10% discount. 

CRM 54:
Risk Practices & 
CRM 55: 
Risk Assessment & 
CRM 56: 


What is a Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation?

  • A designation awarded by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) indicating risk managers have foundational knowledge and skills needed to identify, assess, monitor and limit risks 
  • A Canadian designation recognized by global risk management professionals and many of Canada’s leading government and financial institutions 
  • CRM holders are better positioned to fulfill requirements for high-paying roles in project management, IT, cybersecurity and more across finance, government and other large organizations
  • Participants are required to take a standardized exam through RIMS after each completed certificate course to obtain the full designation. Additional exam fees from RIMS will apply. 


Laurier's Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Certificate


Your first step to earn the CRM designation is to complete all courses in the Laurier CRM Certificate program. The CRM certificate indicates a foundational understanding of risk management. Certificate holders will gain access to write a full CRM designation exam with RIMS (read more about obtaining your full designation).  


Throughout the Laurier CRM Certificate, learners will:

- Engage in three online courses (36 hours each)
- Participate in asynchronous online learning on your own schedule
- Gain expert instructor support throughout the program from an experienced Risk Manager
- Optional synchronous learning, discussion and support 

You will receive:
-  A letter of completion after each completed course
- A Canadian Risk Management Certificate from Laurier upon completing all three courses
- After each completed course, learners will gain access to RIMS corresponding designation exam (additional fee applies)

Even if you don’t plan on writing a full designation exam with RIMS, the CRM certificate from Laurier provides the best foundation for those entering the field of risk management.


How to earn your CRM Certificate and CRM Designation 

To earn the CRM certificate from Laurier, participants must:  

  • Complete three foundational exam prep courses CRM54, CRM55 and CRM56 (passing grade 50%). 

  • After each course, you will receive a letter of completion from Laurier showing GRMI you are eligible to take the corresponding designation exam.  

  • After completing the three courses at Laurier, earn the Canadian Risk Management Certificate from Laurier.  

To earn the CRM designation from RIMS, participants must

  • Pass the corresponding standardized exam through RIMS (passing grade 70%).  

  • After passing your three designation exams you will earn the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Designation and a digital badge from RIMS.

  • Further details regarding eligibility can be found on the Canadian Risk Management website

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