University of Alberta

Risk Management

Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation

The Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation is a widely recognized qualification that provides risk managers a foundation of knowledge and skills needed to identify, assess, monitor and limit risks. The CRM is recognized by RIMS (the Risk and Insurance Management Society) and awarded by the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI).

Attaining the CRM designation demonstrates a level of professional commitment, knowledge and skills that employers in both public and private sectors recognize.

Why Should You Earn Your CRM?

  • Competitiveness: Formal training gives you a competitive advantage that employers seek.
  • Credentials: Demonstrate that you have achieved the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, assess, monitor and limit risks.
  • Recognition: Stand out among others in a competitive marketplace.
  • Advancement: Improve your ability to achieve your organization’s risk management objectives and your career goals.

Obtaining your CRM Designation

Step 1:

Create an online profile at

Step 2:

Enroll in the three required courses offered by the University of Alberta:

Core courses - Complete all 3
 course # days starts  cost
EXIIC 5626 Risk Management Principles and Practices
M Sep 12 $675
EXIIC 5630 Risk Assessment and Treatment
T Jan 17 $675
EXIIC 5631 Risk Financing TBA
M-Monday T-Tuesday W-Wednesday R-Thursday F-Friday S-Saturday D-Sunday

Students must complete all three courses.

Step 3:

Mail a copy of your grade report from the university/institution along with the testing and processing fee of $125 (CAN) in the form of a check made payable to GRMI. GRMI will issue testing center location options and access instructions via email.

Mail to:

1065 Avenue of the Americas, 13th Floor,
New York, NY 10018.

Step 4:

Once the candidate receives a passing score on all three exams, GRMI will issue a CRM designation completion certificate.

If you are scheduled to complete your first CRM course by April 30, 2015, please contact GRMI at to receive information on how to obtain your CRM designation by December 31, 2016.

Association Contact:
Extension Contact: Management Certificate Programs office at 780.492.3027.