The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) is a non-profit professional association, governed by a Board of Directors directly elected by its global membership. PRMIA is represented globally by 45 chapters in major cities around the world, led by Regional Directors appointed by the PRMIA Board.

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Mission and Objectives

Established in 2002 by a volunteer group of risk industry professionals, the PRMIA mission is to provide an open forum for the development and promotion of the risk profession. To accomplish this mission, PRMIA objectives are:

  • To be a leader of industry opinion and a proponent for the risk management profession
  • Drive the integration of practice and theory and certify the credentials of professional risk managers
  • Connect practitioners, researchers, students and others interested in the field of risk management
  • Be global in focus, promoting cross-cultural ethical standards, serving emerging as well as more developed markets
  • Work with other professional associations in furtherance of the PRMIA mission


PRMIA provides an open forum for the development and promotion of the risk profession. PRMIA is a non-profit, member-led association dedicated to defining and implementing the best practices of risk management through education; webinar, online, classroom and in-house training; events; networking; and online resources. 

Risk Certifications and Certificates

  • Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) Designation
    Endorsed by leading businesses and universities, the PRM is the global standard for the world's top financial risk professionals - essential to practicing industry CROs.
  • Associate PRM Certificate
    The Associate PRM Certificate is designed for staff entering the risk management profession, or other users such as auditing, accounting, legal, and systems development personnel who need to understand fundamental risk management methods and practices.
  • Operational Risk Manager Certificate
    PRMIA Operational Risk Manager Certificate is designed to deliver a deep, practical understanding of operational risk management frameworks and measurement methodologies in financial institutions.

PRMIA certifications and certificates are recognized by leading global institutes such as the Institute of Banking in Ireland.

Risk Resources
PRMIA Publications provide you with access to some of the highest quality and most relevant writing for professional risk managers. PRMIA members have access to a wealth of online resources including a Jobs Board with risk management job openings in cities around the world, links to past presentations and papers, and much more.

Risk Training

  • Online Training
    PRMIA offers over 700 online professional development courses, delivered individually or as a corporate package and available anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
  • Customized Training
    Tailored training programs are designed specifically for your company and taught by faculty from leading worldwide universities and industry experts.
  • Classroom Training
    PRMIA and leading universities around the world have come together to offer specialist and advanced courses in risk management taught by world authorities in their subjects.

Global Presence

PRMIA is active in nearly every major financial center worldwide and provides an extensive and engaged network of risk professionals. 

PRMIA offers 200 meetings each year through its local chapters, giving members access to the best practices of the global risk profession and to a local network of colleagues. Executive staff and board members can take advantage of the PRMIA C-Suite, which connects a global network of Chief Risk Officers and the most senior risk professionals.