Eligible Activities & Calculating Credits

Activities may be taken through PRMIA or Non-PRMIA providers, allowing flexibility in selecting activities aligned to your professional interests and goals. PRMIA activities are automatically accepted, while Non-PRMIA activities require approval.

For a full list of eligible activities, including accepted activity types, topics, duration and the rate of credits earned, see Eligible Activity Guidelines.

Eligible activities are categorized as using a structured or unstructured learning format.

Activity Format

Activities submitted for credit should align with at least one of the following risk topics.

Activity Topics

Activity Review

PRMIA activities are automatically accepted. Non-PRMIA activities are reviewed, usually within 5 business days. Pre-approval of activities is not required/provided. Activities must be submitted for a specific number of credits, determined by the participant at the time of submission using the Eligible Activity Guidelines below.

A notification is sent to the participant when review of Non-PRMIA activities is complete. Accepted activities are applied toward the participant’s period total credits. If declined, the activity is still tracked and logged in the participant’s period.

Calculating Credits & Maximum Limits

The rate at which credits can be earned is highly dependent on the activity type and is clearly described for each activity in the Eligible Activity Guidelines below.

The number of credits submitted should be calculated based on the time spent actively engaged in specified CRL activities and should not include time spent on breaks, eating meals or networking.

For the CRL Program there is no limit to the number of credits that can be reported for a particular period.

For the PRM CRL Program in each recertification period there are Activity Type and Format limits, to ensure broad development. These limits apply only to the 20 credits required for recertification. Any additional activities submitted will be recorded for the period in which they were submitted; they are not rolled over to the next recertification period.

Activity Format Limit

Activity Type Limits


A few times throughout each calendar year PRMIA will conduct an audit of all certificants and CRL participants selected at random for the current program period. Audits are a standard practice across the certification industry to ensure that certificants and CRL participants have accurately reported and earned credits during the program period and to ensure they uphold the integrity of the PRM Designation and the CRL program. If you are selected for the audit, you are required to participate and expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the audit.

Eligible Activity Guidelines

Structured Learning

College/University Courses

Maximum Credits Accepted Per Year: 20

Successful completion of a graduate or post-graduate program (MBA/Ph.D.) or course at an accredited college/university. Includes:

  • Live/in-person instructor-led classes
  • Internet/distance learning
  • Digital learning
  • Other self-study programs that result in accredited college or university credit toward a graduate degree

CRL credits are earned at the rate of four (4) CRL credits per course credit. For example, a four-credit course would earn 16 CRL credits. If the total calculated credits exceed the maximum allowed for this category, only 20 credits can be claimed.

Undergraduate/introductory courses/programs do not qualify for credits.

Accepted Documentation: Copy of course transcript indicating a passing grade (including, but not limited to, pass/fail type courses).

NOTE: Professional development courses/programs leading to a certificate and not to a graduate degree (MBA/Ph.D.) are to be reported under Category B: Conferences, Seminars, Workshops & Training sessions.

Thesis or Dissertation Delivery: Final delivery of a thesis or dissertation at a globally accredited college or university can also be claimed for credit. A maximum of 15 CRL credits will be awarded per year for final delivery of thesis or dissertation.

Accepted Documentation: Copy of the title page, description, AND transcript listing successful completion of the project, as well as an annex of the dissertation/thesis.

Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, and Training Sessions

Maximum Credits Accepted Per Year: 20

Attendance at live events (not recorded). Includes:

  • Any risk-related professional development conferences, seminars, workshops or training courses
  • PRMIA Chapter Events
  • Any risk-related professional development course completed through a college/university that do not lead to a graduate degree.

CRL credits are earned at the rate of one credit per 50 minutes of instruction time, or ½ credit per 25 minutes of instruction time.

Accepted Documentation: Certificate of completion, or copy of registration confirmation, which must reference the course duration and date, topics covered and college/university/affiliated organization name.

Webinars, Print and Online Courses

Maximum Credits Accepted Per Year: 20

Completion of print, audio, video and online format courses and/or webinars.

  • Any risk-related professional development online courses or webinars
  • Any risk-related professional development online course completed through a college/university that does not lead to a graduate degree
  • Any risk-related professional development books

Webinars may be presented in either of the following formats:

  • A live presentation with web-based delivery of PowerPoint slides or other participant materials.
  • Pre-recorded/archived presentations that result in a certificate of completion

A maximum of 5 CRL credits can be earned per book read.

CRL credits are earned at the rate of one credit per 50 minutes of instruction time, or ½ credit per 25 minutes of instruction time.

Accepted Documentation: Webinars, online courses: Certificate of completion and key learning points outlined. PRMIA events (including sponsored) a registration form or key learning points can be submitted as evidence to the member record. Books: submission of summary of the book.

Published Articles, Books and Blogs

Maximum Credits Accepted Per Year: 15

Published risk-related books or articles you have written. Topic must be risk-related. Blogs and articles must be posted/published on professional websites or publications.

CRL credits are earned at a rate of two credits per published page (books) and one credit per 1200-word post (blogs and articles). Two blogs or articles can be combined to meet the 1200-word minimum.

Accepted Documentation: Articles: a copy of the publication cover AND the index indicating length of article (number of pages). Book: a copy of the title page AND the verso with the publication date. Blog: a copy of the web page, date posted, and web page URL.

Speakers/Presenters & Academic Lecturers

Maximum Credits Accepted Per Year: 10

Service as a lecturer, presenter or teacher.

  • Subject matter must relate to risk management.
  • Presenting at a PRMIA chapter event may be claimed for credits.
  • Credits are not earned for presentations given as part of your everyday job responsibilities.

CRL credits are earned at a rate of two credits for every 50 minutes of presentation time. You may only claim credits once for a presentation, lecture or course given multiple times during a calendar year.

Accepted Documentation: Copy of program agenda indicating the (1) date, (2) presentation title, (3) description of presentation, and (4) your name as the presenter. For courses taught at colleges/universities, provide a copy of the syllabus course title and description from the course catalogue for the corresponding semester.

Unstructured Learning

Volunteer Service/Leadership

Maximum Credits Accepted Per Year: 5

Holding executive officer or Board position or serving on a Committee or Task Force. Listed below are some examples of positions that qualify and the number of credits they earn per year. You may submit more than one position per year. Total credits not to 5.

  • Member of a National/Global Board: 5 credits per one-year term
  • Member of a committee, working group or task force: 3 credits per one-year term

Accepted Documentation: A copy of the program or publication listing your name OR a signed letter from an association officer or committee chair.

Mentoring and Student Internship Supervision

Maximum Credits Accepted Per Year: 5

Coaching or mentoring a young professional, or supervising an undergraduate/graduate internship. Accepted Documentation: Completed evaluations from student.


Maximum Credits Accepted Per Year: 5

Writing relevant risk research either for academic or practical purposes covering any aspect of risk management. The research must be performed and written after your PRM designation has been acquired.

Accepted Documentation: PDF version of the research paper listing your name as an author.