The Institute of Enterprise Risk Practitioners (IERP®) is the world’s first and leading certification institute for Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).

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Enterprise Risk Professional (ERP™)

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An Advanced-Level Course for ERM Movers and Shakers

Empower yourself with practical skills and tools to champion the effective implementation of enterprise risk management (ERM). Familiarise yourself with the internationally acclaimed objective centric risk management and ERM approach. Building on the Enterprise Risk Manager (ERM®) certification program, the ERP® certification is well-suited to senior management professionals or those seeking to take on leadership positions in risk management or corporate stewardship within their organisations.

Learn how to deploy ERM as a key driver of performance and achieve commercial sustainability, resilience, and agility. As a certified enterprise risk management professional, you will be able to evaluate internal and external issues affecting your organisation and guide the business towards achieving its strategic objectives. You will also be well-versed in the relationships between various management concepts, including Digital Risk Management and Operational Risk Management, critical to the successful implementation of advanced levels of ERM, Strategy, and BCM and DRP frameworks, as well as ESG risk management.

Whether you’re looking to enhance the risk function in your organisation or take a leap in your career development, this 8-day advanced ERM program will build on your existing expertise, deepen your knowledge, and provide you with the confidence to make bold strategic decisions.

Are you interested in being a certified enterprise risk management professional? Get in touch with our team at the IERP® to know more about this training program.

Certification Modules

To become fully certified, participants will have 3 years to complete all training modules. Registration for individual training modules is also available.

Enterprise Governance (10 January 2022)

The focus of this module is to inculcate participants with a sound grasp of the many difficult leadership, strategy and policy questions in relation to Corporate and Enterprise Governance within an organization. Topics covered include Crisis prevention, Empowering the board, Strategic audits, the difference between Managed corporations and Governed corporations, and many more.

Crisis Communication and Management (11 January 2022)

Every organization is vulnerable to crises. The days of playing ostrich – burying you head in the sand and hoping the problem goes away – are gone. You can try, but your stakeholders will not be understanding or forgiving. If you don’t prepare, you will incur more damage. Experience demonstrates that organizational leadership often does not understand that in the absence of adequate internal and external communications, operational response will break down; stakeholders will not know what is happening and quickly become confused, angry, and negatively reactive; the organization will be perceived as inept, at best, and criminally negligent, at worst; the length of time required to bring full resolution to the issue will be extended, often dramatically; and the impact to the financial and reputational bottom line will be more severe.

This programs takes Enterprise Risk Professionals through the fundamental concepts and shows how the principles covered during the program will guide them in not just surviving the onslaught of any crisis, but emerging after the crisis with a stronger business and wiser team.

Advanced Fraud Risk Management (12-13 January 2022)

The design of this program provides senior participants with a firm grounding in the purpose and aims of fraud risk management, as well as how to go about designing establishing and running such a framework in the participants organisation. Participants will study the practical design and establishment of effective fraud risk management frameworks, processes, policies and procedures including investigative procedures from an ERM perspective. The program also provides relevant guidance in establishing appropriate fraud risk management reporting and oversight and how to recognise and deal with red flags. Numerous workshop exercises are incorporated into the program’s learning design to ensure optimal learning and application of concepts.

Advanced Operational Risk Management (13 December 2022)

Organisations globally are evolving a more common view of the purpose, function, and value contribution of operational risk management (ORM™). ORM™ programs have continued to mature with focus on the identification, measurement, and communication of operational risk exposures. The most commonly cited key obstacle to the successful implementation of ORM™ is a lack of overall awareness and knowledge of Operational Risk Issues among senior staffers. In order for the full value of these ORM™ programs to be realized, Management and Risk Management professionals must guide the firm in linking ORM™ performance to the performance of the firm. To achieve this, the relevant senior team members must possess a sound grasp of the various ERM tools (KRIs, Risk Appetites and Tolerances, etc.) in order to guide the Board and Organisation on its journey towards operational excellence.

Implementing ISO 31000 Effectively (14 December 2022)

All organisations face the increasingly complex challenge of managing a wide variety of risks and opportunities effectively. Some of these risks are well understood and managed; others are less well understood, inadequately managed or simply ignored. Organisations need to enhance resilience in the face of ever complex and increasingly global risks and the framework outlined in ISO 31000 embodies international best practice that is applicable to all types and sizes of organisation. ISO 31000 provides the principles, framework and a process for managing any form of risk in a transparent, systematic and credible manner within any scope or context. Knowledge of the requirements of ISO 31000 will enable you to bring the benefits of effective risk management into all aspects of your organisations including planning, operations and communication.

In the programme you will study the principles of risk management, a framework for the management of risk, risk assessment, and links to other management systems. The goal of the programme is to enhance the knowledge of delegates in understanding the requirements of international best practice in risk management, enabling them to apply this in their own organisations. Delegates will have the opportunity to examine the establishment of a risk management framework and various tools and techniques for risk assessment in their organisation. They will also be able to learn the benefits that can accrue to overall organisational performance through effective monitoring and improvement techniques. Upon completion of the program, participants will have a sound grasp of the practical issues and considerations in ensuring the effective implementation of ISO 31000 in their organisation.

ERM Lab (15-16 December 2022)

This unique ERM Lab allows participants with a unique opportunity to exchange ideas on establishing a sound ERM culture, benchmarks, measurements and other concepts and tools and techniques involved in effective ERM implementations – including Risk governance and oversight. The Lab also provides a conducive environment for participants to further explore practical ERM issues ranging from strategy, performance, risk evaluations, risk audits, and GRC concepts. Participants will also be provided the opportunity of bringing into the Lab their own organisational risk frameworks and tools, etc. for discussion, experimentation and improvement. Simulations conducted in the Lab allow participants to properly apply their knowledge in a simulated environment – preparing them better for ERM leadership upon completion of the program.

Only applicable to those seeking a full certification. There are no eligibility requirements for individual modules except for ERM Lab which is only available to the IERP®’s ERM® graduates. 

All participants who want to enrol for the ERP® certification program must have first obtained the IERP®‘s ERM® qualifications and must be members of the IERP®.

  • Internal Audit and Assurance professionals
  • C-Level executives and head of departments who are decision-makers in their organisations
  • Risk management professionals
  • Non-risk management professionals working in Corporate Planning, Strategy, Governance, Compliance, Operations, Investment, Treasury, Product Development, Regulators, Legal, Quality, Environmental Health & Safety, Project Management, Insurance, Underwriting, and other related areas.

To become fully certified, participants will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  1.      Attendance and participation in class
  2.      Multiple choice examination
  3.      Case study


Who are the instructors?

All our faculty are practitioners with relevant risk management and BCM experience, averaging over 30 years of working experience each and with most of their last positions being C-Level executives in large national and multi-national corporations. Some hold Board Directorships and chair Board Committees such as Board Risk, Board Audit, and Board Investment Committees.

How many modules are there in this programme?

6 modules over 8 days

What is the time limit for me to finish this programme if I can’t attend all the modules within one year?

Maximum 3 years

Can I attend the certification program in other country?

Yes, however, you will have to pay whatever fee applicable in that country. And you will have to pay the travel, accommodation and subsistence yourself.

What will I get after taking this certification course?
  • Enhances your professional credibility
  • Gives you confidence that you have “passed through the chairs” and proof of ability
  • Extends your knowledge and skills, preparing you for more job responsibilities
  • Enriches self-image and reputation among peers
  • Improves career opportunities-promotion, pay increases, job portability
  • Establishes you as a continuous learner who believes in continuous professional development
  • Gives you an edge over your competition in the eye of your potential employers
  • Plugs you into a new network of like-minded risk professionals “club”

In addition, you will receive instant recognition that you have achieved the minimum standard of competency as a certified and qualified enterprise risk manager. Organizations have also started approaching the Institute to source for risk managers – which is one of the services that the Institute offers to corporate members of the Institute.

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