Continuing & Professional Education

Risk and Insurance Management (CRM)

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Courses for everyone 3

Offered in coop­er­a­tion with the Risk and Insur­ance Man­age­ment Soci­ety (RIMS)

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Award­ed by the Glob­al Risk Man­age­ment Insti­tute (GRMI), the Cana­di­an Risk Man­age­ment (CRM) des­ig­na­tion is a wide­ly rec­og­nized qual­i­fi­ca­tion that pro­vides risk man­agers a foun­da­tion of knowl­edge and skills need­ed to iden­ti­fy, assess, mon­i­tor, and lim­it risks.

Risk man­age­ment is the abil­i­ty to ana­lyze, com­mu­ni­cate, rec­om­mend prob­lem-solv­ing tech­niques, and mon­i­tor the expo­sure of unex­pect­ed losses.

The CRM pro­gram is offered at Online and Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion in coop­er­a­tion with the Risk and Insur­ance Man­age­ment Soci­ety (RIMS). Cours­es are focused on the iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and assess­ment of expo­sures to loss, strate­gies for con­trol­ling iden­ti­fied loss­es, and a review of tech­niques for financ­ing the pay­ment of those loss­es which do occur.

The Risk and Insur­ance Man­age­ment pro­gram will be of ben­e­fit to risk man­agers, insur­ance pro­fes­sion­als, project man­agers, and indi­vid­u­als from a vari­ety of indus­tries who are inter­est­ed in earn­ing the CRM des­ig­na­tion. Par­tic­i­pants in this pro­gram come from areas such as oil and gas, insur­ance com­pa­nies, and small to large enter­pris­es in the pub­lic and pri­vate sectors.


Offered in cooperation with the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS).

Advancement: improve your ability to achieve your organization's risk management objectives and your career goals.

Credential: demonstrate that you have achieved the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, assess, monitor, and limit risks.

Competitiveness: formal training gives you a competitive advantage that employers seek.

Recognition: Attaining the CRM designation demonstrates a level of professional commitment, knowledge, and skills that employers in both public and private sectors recognize.

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  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 1 year
  • Pay as you go

There are no employ­ment or edu­ca­tion pre­req­ui­sites for this program. 

Stu­dents are not required to apply for admis­sion to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta — only to reg­is­ter for each course on an indi­vid­ual basis. 

A post-course test admin­is­tered direct­ly by the Glob­al Risk Man­age­ment Insti­tute (GRMI) is a require­ment for obtain­ing the cre­den­tial: exam details and reg­is­tra­tion.

This part-time program is comprised of three courses. Each course is 39 hours in length, for a total of 117 instructional hours. Courses do not have to be completed in any specific order, allowing students to choose the courses that best fit their schedule.

Once you successfully complete your courses at Online and Continuing Education, a separate testing and credentialing process takes place directly with the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI).

CRM Requirements

3 core courses (with accompanying course exams – not GRMI)
3 GRMI-administered exams (taken upon completion of each EXIIC course)

Your program requirements

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

Applying for Graduation

Submit your request to graduate to obtain your credential, receive a parchment, and (optionally) attend the graduation ceremony. Apply for graduation between November 1 and February 1 via Bear Tracks.

  • If you haven’t previously completed a program application, you must do so in order to qualify for graduation.
  • You must apply for graduation even if you do not plan to attend the ceremony.

This pro­gram is offered in coop­er­a­tion with the Risk and Insur­ance Man­age­ment Soci­ety (RIMS). The CRM des­ig­na­tion is award­ed by the Glob­al Risk Man­age­ment Insti­tute (GRMI).

CRM Des­ig­na­tion details

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any graduate of the University of Alberta

Up to $500 anually
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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