ORM Exam Preparation Resources

The ORM Certificate is designed for self-study and is based on the PRMIA Operational Risk Manager Handbook, together with PRMIA Case Studies.

Optional preparation resources listed below are also available to help you prepare for the ORM exam, but they are not required to pass the exam.  

ORM Certificate Candidate Guidebook

Operational Risk Manager Certificate Guidebook

The ORM Certificate Candidate Guidebook provides an overview of the exam including program design, dates and locations, fees and registration, exam format, exam syllabus, and preparing for the exam.


The required study resources listed below are designed for self-study.

Operational Risk Manager Certificate Handbook Image

The Operational Risk Manager Handbook is a best practices guide to all elements needed for the successful implementation of an effective risk management framework and the management of operational risk. Designed to deliver a deep, practical understanding of operational risk management, risk management frameworks and measurement methodologies in financial institutions, the handbook is written by an all practitioner author team from major financial institutions around the globe.

For the ORM Certificate you must purchase the ORM Handbook as part of the ORM Certificate Voucher Bundle.

Handbook Digital Resources

The ORM Handbook cites supplemental digital resources, which are provided below. Resources are listed based on the chapter where the reference is cited.

Online Resources

Web-based Resources - PRMIA Case Studies freely available from our website

Optional Training