Level 4 | Designation : CMIRM

(Become a Certified Member of Institute of Risk Management. Direct route to becoming a Qualified Risk Officer / Certified Chief Risk Officer (CRO) / Certified Risk Leader available for senior working professionals in risk management decision making roles)

Certified Members can use the designation CMIRM and the title of Certified Risk Professional, giving them a universally recognisable badge of professionalism that signifies technical competence, broad experience and a commitment to professional development. As a Certified Member, IRM professionals commit to meeting the highest standards of behaviour, integrity and ethics by following our global Professional Code of Conduct and abide by the requirements of our Continuing Professional Development scheme.

Member benefits after earning the IRM designation

  • An internationally recognised designation certifying your mastery and proficiency in Enterprise Risk Management

  • Access to job alerts for risk head / CRO / CAE / audit head roles through our network of corporate partners

  • Pathway to completing your fellowship after holding the CMIRM title for two years

  • Join a global community across 100+ countries

  • Attend local networking meets and connect with industry experts and young leaders

  • Attend global risk webinars in 40+ different themes through the interest and regional groups

  • Digital access to a wide range of IRM publications and resources

  • Participate as a panelist / speaker at local and global events on invite-basis

  • Work on local research papers and publications with IRM India Affiliate on invite-basis

Eligibility : There are two routes to Certified Membership:

A. IRM Level 3 (GradIRM) and work experience

  • You should have completed IRM's Level 3 examination in India [GradIRM] with minimum of three years' practical experience in a risk role

  • A minimum of 30 hours per year of CPD activities in the year leading up to the application

Upgrade your designation from GradIRM to CMIRM by filling up this form and sending it to cmirm@theirmindia.org. The total fees payable is GBP 266:

1. Joining fee: GBP 100

2. Annual fee: GBP 166 (renews on 1st July each year)

If you choose to pay in India, the fees is INR 39,000 and the recurring annual fees shall be INR 25,000. Pay in India here.


B. Senior executive exemption route to Level 4
If you hold a senior strategic and decision-making risk role and have a minimum of 8 years' relevant experience, you may be eligible to directly apply for CMIRM by experience via the senior executive route.

Stage Process Pay in India* Pay to UK#
Stage 1 Application INR 42,185 GBP 250
Stage 2 Interview INR 115,286 GBP 800 or 900
Stage 3 Certification INR 36,049 GBP 200 or 300

*Multiple payment options, includes fees collected on behalf of IRM Head Office, admin fees, application support, guidence fees and GST
#on-call credit card payment; members v/s non-members fees

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Examination : None

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) : 30 hours per year

Types of CPD:

CPD refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge and experience that you gain both formally and informally as you work, beyond any initial training. It enables learning to become conscious and proactive, rather than passive and reactive.

  • Formal CPD:
    Formal CPD comes in a well-structured format that can be easily verified and measured. It involves participation in interactive activities such as training courses, workshops, seminars, special interest groups, regional group events and more.
  • Informal CPD:
    Informal CPD involves activities undertaken by the individual, like experiential/workplace learning, reading and research. It involves self-assessed activities like reading relevant publications, news articles, case studies, trade magazines and industry updates.

To know more, download IRM’s CPD Guide

Select Certified Members (CMIRM) from IRM’s Global Community
Thomas Sam, CMIRM
Director - Risk Consulting
Dr. Sajiv Madhavan, CMIRM
Chief Risk & Sustainability Officer, and Business Excellence Head
Tata Elxsi
Ashutosh Mishra, CMIRM
Chief Risk Manager
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)
Hardik Shah, CMIRM
Chief Risk Officer
Liberty General Insurance
Sabari Krishna, CMIRM
Senior Vice President – Governance
Shriram Life Insurance
Sanjay K Mathur, CMIRM
VP, Governance Risk and Compliance
Tata Communications
Nagabhushan Rao P.V.S, CMIRM
Senior Expert - Risk Management
Saudi Telecom Company
Anisha Udeshi, CMIRM
Senior Director - Global Insurance and Risk Management
Shiva Subramony, CMIRM
AVP & Head - Governance, Risk Management & Compliance
Sun Life
Sanjiv Rathi, CMIRM
Head - Stressed Accounts
Samunnati (India largest Agritech enterprise)
Rohit Kumar Sarda, CMIRM
Head Finance & Accounts at Adani Ports and SEZ
Previously, Chief of Internal Audit and Risk Management Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL)
Chirag Sheth, CMIRM
EVP & Chief Risk Officer
HDFC ERGO General Insurance Co. Ltd
Chandrasekar M, CMIRM
COO at Kali Aerated Water Works Private Limited
Previously, Associate Vice President at Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd
Arup Chakraborty, CMIRM
Independent Consultant
Ex-Executive Director & Group Head - Internal Audit
RP Sanjiv Goenka Group
Neeraj Basur, FCA, ACS, CMIRM
Chief Financial Officer
Trent Limited
Aaron Ginzburg, CMIRM
Senior Risk and Compliance Partner
Deakin University, Melbourne
Toni Villanen, CMIRM
Director, Risk and Compliance
Majid Al-Futtaim Properties, United Arab Emirates
Dr Daniel Imhof, CMIRM
Chief Risk Officer
Swiss Post, Switzerland
Patrick Smith, CMIRM
Airmic Academy, United Kingdom
Alvin Lam, CMIRM
Group Risk Manager
Vitasoy International, Hong Kong
Helen Hunter-Jones, CMIRM
Chief Risk Officer
Jyoti Ruparel, CMIRM
Advisor - Risk Transformation
PwC India
Hitesh Kalia, CMIRM
Quality and Risk, Risk Advisory Service
Deloitte, Canada
Adnan Abu AlHaija'a, CMIRM
Group Head of Risk Management
Qatar General Insurance & Reinsurance Co, Doha, Qatar
Abdul Mohib, CMIRM
Assistant Director: Risk and Assurance and Projects
Peabody, Luton, England, United Kingdom
Gregory I., CMIRM
Global Head of Insurance
Samsung Engineering, South Korea
Nicola Barber, CMIRM
Head of Risk and Assurance
UK Atomic Energy Authority, United Kingdom
Jemma Boyce, CMIRM
Associate Director - Risk
Faithful+Gould, London Area, United Kingdom
Mariam Sara Shah, CMIRM
Trainee Solicitor
rradar, Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Charlotte Candy, CMIRM
Risk Director
AECOM, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
Bruce Braes, CMIRM
Director - Head of Security Consulting
Buro Happold, Bath, England, United Kingdom
Dan Davis, CMIRM
Chief Risk Officer
Nest - National Employment Savings Trust, London, England, United Kingdom
Rose Chemutai, CMIRM
Compliance and Risk Management Officer
World Health Organization, Geneva Metropolitan Area
Caitlin McGlone, CMIRM
Senior Risk Manager
Mace, Manchester Area, United Kingdom

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