Associate PRM Certificate Exam Series

Associate PRM Certificate Exam Series
Gain familiarity with risk management concepts and their place in the business, industry, and financial system. Nine sessions, Tuesdays, 12:00-1:15 pm ET.

Presented by Bob Mark, PhD
Tuesdays, March 13-May 8, 2018
12:00-1:15 pm ET

Session Length:  75-minutes

About This Course: 

In today’s volatile financial market, the need for risk management knowledge and understanding at all levels of management is critical. Now more than ever before, it is essential to understand the multiple dimensions of risk as well as how to best manage risk to gain a competitive advantage. The Associate PRM Certificate is designed to be mathematically and theoretically less detailed than the Professional Risk Manager (PRM) certification, this program covers the core concepts of risk management, allowing non-specialists to interpret risk management information and reports, make critical assessments, and evaluate the implications and the limitations of such results. 

Upon the completion of this series, successful candidates will be able to:
• Understand corporate governance, compliance and risk management
• Be able to implement integrated risk management
• Know how to measure, manage and hedge market, credit (retail and corporate) & operational risk
• Define the roles of board members and senior management in managing risk
Your purchase of this webinar series includes access to eight live sessions presented by Dr. Robert Mark, copies of presentations, and section study guides, which include sample questions. Web-based materials, including book excerpts, standards, and case studies, are available on the PRMIA website.

The Associate PRM course and certificate are based on the book, The Essentials of Risk Management, Second Edition,  and must be purchased separately

Course Schedule: 
Session A,March 13: Overview, corporate risk management and the theory of risk and return
Session B,March 20: Governance in risk management and PRMIA standards
Session C, March 27
: An introduction of Financial Markets
Session D, April 3: Interest rate risk and hedging
Session E, April 10: Market risk and asset-liability management
Session F, April 17: Retail and commercial risk management
Session G, April 24: Retail and commercial risk management
Session H, May 1: Case studies and derivatives best practices
Session I, May 8: Practice Exam (Optional |No CE credits)

Who Should Attend:
Staff with 1-5 years experience in the risk management profession; team members who interface with risk management disciplines on a regular basis, such as auditing, accounting, legal, and systems development personnel. Anyone interested in the foundations of risk management methods and practices.

Registration Fee:
Sustaining Member $449 |Contributing Member $499.00 |Non-Member $599.00

About Our Expert:

Dr. Bob Mark
is a Managing Partner of Black Diamond Risk Enterprises , which provides corporate governance, risk management consulting, risk software tools and transaction services. He is also the Founding Executive Director of the Masters of Financial Engineering Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.  Dr. Mark was awarded the Financial Risk Manager of the Year by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) and is cofounder of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA). He serves on several boards.

Prior to his current position, he was the Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC).  Dr. Mark was a member of the Management Committee and was also responsible for the Corporate Treasury function.  His global responsibility covered all credit, market, and operating risks for all of CIBC as well as for its subsidiaries.

He earned his PhD in applied math from New York University’s Graduate School of Engineering and Science, graduating first in his class.  Subsequently, he received an Advanced Professional Certificate (APC) in accounting from NYU’s Stern Graduate School of Business, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.  He is an Adjunct Professor and co-author of Risk Management (McGraw-Hill), published in 2001 as well as a co –author of The Essentials of Risk Management (McGraw Hill) published in 2006 & the 2nd Edition published in 2014. Dr. Mark was a Risk Advisory Director at Entergy, served on the boards of ISDA, Royal Conservatory, Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, IBM’s Deep Computing Institute and PRMIA as well as the Chairperson of the National Asset/Liability Management Association (NALMA).

Continuing Risk Learning Credits: 10
PRMIA Continuing Risk Learning (CRL) programs provide you with the opportunity to formally recognize your professional development, documenting your evolution as a risk professional. Employers can see that you are not static, making you a highly valued, dynamic, and desirable employee. The CRL program is open to all Contributing, Sustaining, and Risk Leader members, providing a convenient and easily accessible way to submit, manage, track and document your activities online through the PRMIA CRL Center. To request CRL credits, please email

Continuing Professional Education Credits: 12

This live online series qualifies for 12 CPE credits by way of attendance at live sessions only. Registrants will receive 1.5 CPE Credits for each live session they attend for a potential maximum of 12 CPE Credits. Contact to receive your certificate.

Prerequisites: None | Program Level: Intermediate | Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based | Field of Study: Finance

PRMIA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. 
3/13/2018 12:00 PM - 5/8/2018 1:15 PM
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