Certified Risk Manager

Risk Managers are in high demand! Distinguish yourself from the crowd and get the credential that sets you apart—Certified Risk Manager (CRM).

Risk Managers don’t leave anything to chance! Participate in the program that gives you a dependable advantage in the demanding field of risk management—the CRM Program.

Risk management is one of the many responsibilities of a variety of professionals, including accountants, attorneys, financial and insurance professionals, and specialists in loss control. If you are one of these practitioners, you may be ready to take courses or pursue your CRM designation. If you:

    • are a risk manager, financial or insurance professional, licensed agent, broker, accountant, or solicitor,
    • have at least two years of full-time experience in the insurance industry or in risk management,
    • have taken a CRM course through the UACRM program, or
    • have served as a full-time risk management or insurance faculty member at an accredited college or university,

you’ll benefit from attending CRM courses—gaining expertise and credibility with your organization and in the risk management community.

Earning the CRM designation demonstrates your expertise and shows that you are a part of an international network of respected and dedicated risk management professionals.

CRM Course Options

Principles of Risk Management

Analysis of Risk

Control of Risk

Practice of Risk Management

Financing of Risk

Learning Options


Traditional Classroom

  • Each course is two-and-a-half days (20 hours) of instruction, followed by an optional 2½-hour exam—passing the exam is required to earn the designation
  • Expert, internationally recognized faculty who provide concrete examples and scenarios
  • Helpful notebooks and other resource materials
  • CRM courses are conducted on-site each year in major cities throughout the U.S. and Mexico
  • Train your entire team and save money by bringing National Alliance programs in-house to your location—contact Business Development for details

Instructor-Led Online Classroom

  • Same tested, high-quality curriculum
  • Interaction with and instruction by the same expert faculty—with the ease of a webinar
  • Convenience—use your computer, tablet, or cell phone
  • 5 weeks, with 2 webinars weekly
  • Daytime and evening courses offered
  • Extended study period for exam-takers
  • Instructive quizzes, optional reading assignments, exercises, and discussion board postings

Earning the Designation


To earn the designation, take all five CRM courses and pass the corresponding exams within five calendar years after you pass your first CRM exam.

Earn Multiple Designations Concurrently or Consecutively


You can also achieve the CIC designation by completing any four CIC courses plus one CRM course. This option allows you to earn both the CRM and CIC designations by completing only nine courses—the four CIC courses of your choice, plus all five CRM courses.

Keeping Your Designation


After earning the CRM designation, no further examinations are required. Click here to see if you need to take and pass the final exam(s) to receive state CE credit where available. To retain your designation, attend one of these update options annually—

Satisfies your annual update—dues required

  • James K. Ruble Seminar
  • PROFocus Series Seminar
  • MEGA Seminar
  • Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium

Satisfies your annual update—dues required

  • Dynamics of Selling
  • Dynamics of Sales Management
  • Dynamics of Company/Agency Relationships

Satisfies your annual update—no dues required

  • Certified Risk Manager (CRM) course
  • Certified Personal Risk Manager (CPRM) course
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) course