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 Technician (ERT®)

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Kick-Start Your Career in Enterprise Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management is a growing discipline with a large demand for qualified talent. At the same time, those starting out in a career in ERM often lack structured opportunities to develop their competencies in risk fundamentals. The Enterprise Risk Technician (ERT®) certification program has been designed to meet this need, providing an engaging learning environment for those seeking to gain actionable knowledge and learn from seasoned risk practitioners.

As a certified ERT®, you will have a solid foundation for your career in ERM by learning the essentials of best and emerging practices in risk management. You will also be qualified to take active responsibility in the effective implementation of ERM in your organisation.

Summary Info

  • Delivery method : In-person, virtual training
  • Duration : 4 modules over 4 Days
  • CPE hours : 32 hours

Certification Modules

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

International ERM Models and Standards (16 January 2023)

This program is designed to provide participants with a solid fundamental understanding of the origin, development and current status of Risk Management practices and Risk Management standards. If you are embarking on a career in Risk Management or wish to establish a solid foundation in RIsk Management, this program will help you gain the necessary skills and knowledge.

The course offers you an overview of the various Risk Management standards including COSO ERM and ISO 31000 and covers all aspects of Risk from a definitional perspective through the benefits and disadvantages of the various models and approaches. The final part of this module involves group discussions on the applicability of the various standards and models in practical ERM implementation projects.

Fraud Risk Management (17 January 2023)

The design of this program provides participants with a firm grounding in the purpose and aims of fraud risk management, as well as how to go about establishing and running such a framework in your organisation. You will be schooled in effective risk management frameworks, processes, polices and procedures from an ERM perspective. This program also provides relevant guidance in establishing appropriate fraud risk management reporting and oversight and how to deal with red flags.

Operational Risk Management (18 January 2023)

This module provides participants with a firm fundamental grounding in Operational Risk Management as we face the third decade of the 21st century. If you are in the Enterprise Risk Management team or are involved in Operational Risk Management (ORM), this program will provide with the necessary skills and knowledge. The course offers participants practical exposure and insights and they will be exposed to both the traditional and emerging thinking about ORM. The course covers all aspects of ORM including Risk Appetites, Risk Tolerance, Reporting and ORM decision making.

Project Risk Management (19 January 2023)

Anyone involved in ERM or embarking on a career in ERM must have a sound practical grounding in the theories and practices of ERM – and its linkages to other relevant and associated disciplines and standards (eg. BCM). When implemented and utilised properly, ERM can become a driver for Commercial Sustainability as well as Organisational Agility and Resilience. This program coaches participants in how to achieve all of this. The module explains and re-emphasises the fundamentals of ERM, and shows how it can be utilised to drive strategy, performance, and the linkages to corporate governance and internal controls. Participants will also be taught how to apply strategic risk management concepts to enhance decision making processes and to add value to the business.

ERT® Graduates of 2020


Only applicable to those seeking a full certification. There are no eligibility requirements for individual modules. 

A degree holder (or its equivalent, and above) with at least 6 months working experience OR non-degree holder with at least 5 years working experience.

  • Risk management professionals
  • C-Level executives and head of departments who are decision-makers in their organisations
  • 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:
Attendance and participation in class
Multiple choice examination


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?

4 modules over 4 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 is applicable in that country. And you will have to pay your own travel, accommodation and subsistence, where applicable.

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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