What is the Associate PRM Certificate?     中文


In today’s volatile financial market, the need for risk management knowledge and understanding at all levels of management is critical. Now more than ever before, it is essential to understand the multiple dimensions of risk as well as how to best manage risk to gain a competitive advantage.

The Associate Professional Risk Manager (Associate PRM) is a PRMIA certificate program intended for staff entering the risk management profession, or those who interface with risk management disciplines on a regular basis, such as auditing, accounting, legal, and systems development personnel who want to understand fundamental risk management methods and practices.

Designed to be mathematically and theoretically less detailed than the Professional Risk Manager (PRM™) certification, this program covers the core concepts of risk management, allowing non-specialists to interpret risk management information and reports, make critical assessments, and evaluate the implications and the limitations of such results. In addition, they must commit to further uphold the highest professional and ethical standards as defined by the PRMIA Standards of Best Practice, Conduct and Ethics

The knowledge demonstrated by passing the Associate PRM provides a practical, non-ivory tower approach that is necessary to effectively implement a superior risk management program. Successful candidates will be able to: Understand corporate governance, compliance and risk management

  • Be able to implement integrated risk management
  • Know how to measure, manage and hedge market, credit (retail and corporate) and operational risk
  • Define the roles of board members and senior management in managing risk 

Passing the Associate PRM will demonstrate the essential knowledge necessary to understand and manage risks in any corporate or economic environment. 

Key Learning Objectives

  • Gain a familiarity with the concept of risk management and its place in the business, organization or system 
  • Gain an overall understanding of the concepts of risk management techniques in a non-quantitative framework 
  • Understand how governance fits into the concept of risk management 
  • Understand the concepts of risk and return
  • Gain a familiarity with the structure and workings of various financial markets
  • Gain a familiarity with the financial instruments used in risk management
  • Understand the concepts of interest rate risk and hedging
  • Understand the concepts of asset-liability management
  • Understand the concepts of market risk management
  • Understand the concepts of retail and commercial credit risk management
  • Understand the concepts of operational risk management
  • Understand how performance can be measured
  • Understand the concept of enterprise risk management
  • Understand industry standards and best practices of financial risk management
  • Understand the positive role that risk management can play

Offered Languages

The Associate PRM exam and study materials are available in English and Chinese现在除了英文版APRM考试,中文版APRM考试和学习资料也已全面推出.  

Associate PRM Focus Award

The Associate PRM Focus Award program annually recognizes the top Associate PRM certificate holder from around the world who has achieved the top score of the year for the exam. 

Who holds the Associate PRM Certificate?

PRMIA's Certifications Public Directory - access a list of risk professionals holding the Associate PRM Certificate from 2016 onward.