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IRM's Exemption Policy recognizes the educational background and work experience of candidates, thereby providing a fast track towards earning the IRM designations and becoming a certified enterprise risk professional. Study our requirements to be eligible for direct enrolment into any of the applicable qualifications or membership.


Description Designation Exemption Eligibility & Fees

Level 1
Choice between
1. Student Exam
2. Professional Exam

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Fundamentals None

Students must pursue the Level 1 Student Exam before proceeding for the Level 2 Examination. If you are a working professional with no or less than 2 years' risk management experience, the Level 2 examination would be extremely challenging / difficult, and instead of making a huge investment, it is recommended that you pursue the Level 1 Professional Exam. If you are a working professional with 2-3 years experience in risk management, then it is advisable you enrol for IRM's Level 2 examination. 


Need guidance from our Exam Reservations Team? Working professionals can submit this form to get feedback on whether Level 2 would be the right starting point. 

Level 2
Choice between
1. General ERM
2. Financial Services ERM

International Certificate IRMCert If you already hold one of the risk management qualifications on this list you will be exempt from the International Certificate (Level 2) and may apply directly to earn the designation "IRMCert". Drop you enquiry here.

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Level 3

International Diploma GradIRM Professionals with 8 years’ risk experience can directly apply for the Senior Executive Route to Level 4 “CMIRM” designation. Drop your enquiry here.

Learn more about the CMIRM designation

Level 4

Certified Member CMIRM Not applicable

Level 5

Certified Fellow CFIRM Not applicable

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