RIMS-CRMP Prep Workshop

  • Management and Strategy


RIMS joins forces with USC Marshall Executive Education to bring you this certification prep workshop.

Demonstrate your knowledge of risk management competencies and commitment to quality when you earn the RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) credential. Earning the RIMS-CRMP makes you a recognized expert and leader in the risk management discipline—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy.

Start your RIMS-CRMP journey today at USC Marshall Executive Education and join us at this prep workshop to:
-Learn about the background and benefits of the certification
-Review the five core competencies of a risk professional
-Prepare with case studies, hands-on exercises and an action planner
-Gain strategies for studying and test taking
-Learn how to utilize testing centers

Register now for this workshop.

RIMS workshop

Who Should Attend:  This ​workshop is perfect for professionals with a minimum of 3 years of professional Risk experience. This workshop is aimed at managers, directors, and executives across all industries who are required to identify and analyze risks and uncertainties associated.


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    • Date
      February 27, 2020 - February 28, 2020
    • Time
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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      Los Angeles, CA
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About the RIMS-CRMP Certification

RIMS, the risk management society®, launched the RIMS-CRMP certification in 2015 after a rigorous development process with the participation of experienced risk management subject matter experts. The RIMS-CRMP addresses the need for stakeholder confidence in risk management professionals. RIMS members and non-members alike can earn the RIMS-CRMP regardless of career path. The RIMS-CRMP holds official accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO/IEC 17024:2012, which makes it the only risk management certification in the world to hold such status. 

Why Obtain the RIMS-CRMP?

  • ​Achievement: Prove your knowledge of standard risk management competencies by passing the exam
  • Competitiveness: Gain a competitive advantage over your peers
  • Recognition: Elevate your status and prestige, enhance your professional reputation
  • Professional Development: Continue to advance your education and stay up-to-date on the most current risk management trends and practices
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Application Process
  1. Review the eligibility requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher (or global equivalent) in risk management, and
      One year of full-time work experience (or full-time equivalence) in risk management

    • Bachelor’s degree or higher (or global equivalent) in non-risk management area of study, and
      Three years of full-time work experience (or full-time equivalence) in risk management

      Note: Degrees must be obtained from accredited or equivalent schools of higher education. Internships count toward risk management experience.
      Click here for non-degree experience requirements and to learn more about Risk Management Experience.
  2. Register for the October 5–6 RIMS-CRMP Prep Workshop. (The RIMS-CRMP exam application fee is included with the course).  
  3. Visit the RIMS-CRMP portal to create a profile and start your application.
  4. Email to request the discount code to waive the exam application fee.
  5. Submit your RIMS-CRMP application for approval.
  6. Register for the RIMS-CRMP exam at a Pearson VUE test location near you within 90 days of completing the prep course. View testing windows and find an exam location.  
  7. Take the RIMS-CRMP exam and pass.  
  8. Receive your RIMS-CRMP certification. RIMS will send you a certificate suitable for display and your RIMS-CRMP lapel pin. Your RIMS-CRMP Certification is valid for two years.

Please download the RIMS-CRMP Candidate Handbook for information on program requirements, policies, procedures and testing accommodations. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the RIMS Client Services Team at 212.286.9292 or


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Ward Ching


Ward Ching, Adjunct Professor, will be teaching in partnership with RIMS faculty.

Ward Ching 
Adjunct Professor, USC Leventhal School of Accounting
Managing Director, Aon

Ward Ching is Managing Director – Western Region, Global Risk Consulting, Aon. He is primarily responsible for Captive and Insurance Management Services, Domicile Management, and supports a variety of Aon Management Consulting Services to clients. Ward is also part of Aon’s Alternative Risk Finance Practice and Aon’s Multinational Client Council, servicing Aon’s largest international client base.

Prior to joining Aon, Ward was Vice President, Risk Management Operations at Safeway Inc. His responsibilities included Enterprise Risk Management, Integrated Risk Finance, Hazard Loss Control, Environmental Compliance, Property Risk Control/Engineering and a variety of retail, distribution, and manufacturing risk management initiatives, including Safeway’s Culture of Safety. Prior to joining Safeway, he was a Principal at Towers Perrin and a Managing Director at Marsh.

In 2018, he is teaching Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance as Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting. Ward completed undergraduate and graduate degrees, International Relations and Economics, at the University of Southern California. Ward is the 2018 Risk & Insurance Management Society Harry & Dorothy Goodell Award, RIMS’ highest professional honor that recognizes one person yearly who is furthering the goals of risk management and RIMS through outstanding achievement, research and professional contribution.


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Teaching Method

This program is run in a small classroom setting that gives you frequent one-on-one access to faculty. Using case studies, current business articles, in-class exercises, small group projects, our faculty will lead you to focus on the key knowledge and skills you need to create new market opportunities.

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Participant Testimonials

“Within three months of earning my certification, I was recruited to help lead enterprise risk initiatives for a new employer. I now have the opportunity to put my experiences and added expertise into action. This certification paid off in a very rewarding way for me and provided an opportunity for me to expand my network.”  —Alonzo Johnson, RIMS-CRMP

“When I meet with my insurance carriers, with my other service providers, they know simply … by my certification [that] I know risk management. I don’t have to spend any time telling them about my qualifications because this certification does that for me.”  —Gloria Brosius, RIMS-CRMP

“I got my RIMS-CRMP so [that] I could further establish myself as a major player.”  —Kathleen Crowe, RIMS-CRMP

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Course Disclaimer

Every reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this web page. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course also requires a minimum number of registrants in order to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.

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