Professional Operational Risk Manager Designation

Developed to recognize the competencies of operational risk leaders, the Professional ORM Designation program is for professionals leading their organizations through operational risks globally.

ORM Designation Program Enrollment 

With an approved application, the path to the ORM Designation includes passing the required examinations.

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To become an eligible Professional ORM Designation Candidate, an applicant must:

  • have five (5) years of full-time work experience, and
  • at least one (1) year with risk management responsibilities (risk management experience can be from any department, but must be specific to risk management from the first, second, or third line of defense).

    The following completed degrees may be used to recognize work experience:

    • a bachelor's degree can be used to recognize 2 years of full-time work experience*
    • a master's degree can be used to recognize 3 years of full-time work experience*

*No more than 3 years of full-time work experience may be recognized via a completed degree program. A degree cannot be used for recognition of the one-year requirement in risk management responsibilities. 

ORM Designation Candidate Guidebook

The Guidebook provides an overview of program design, dates and locations, fees and registration, exam format, syllabus, and preparation.

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Do You Qualify?

Select your experience level:

  I've worked full time for 5 years

  I've worked full time for 3-4 years

  I've worked full time for 2 years

  I have less than 2 years of work experience

Access the ORM Designation Program Case Study and Resources page for important references that support the ORM program. These resources are publicly available and may be used by all potential and current ORM Designation program candidates.

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