Professional Certificate in Risk Management

Earn your Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Designation Online at Sprott!

The Professional Certificate in Risk Management is designed for individuals whose jobs involve the management of risk and the implementation of strategies to mitigate risk.

Upon completion of all three courses, you will be qualified to apply for the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation. The CRM is recognized by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) and awarded by the Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI). The CRM designation has become a qualification requirement for some federal government jobs. In addition, many private organizations also look for CRMs to manage risk in their organizations. For more information on obtaining the designation, visit the GRMI website.

Program at a Glance: Three Part-Time Courses that can be Taken in any Order:

CRM01: Risk Management: Principles and Practices on Tuesday Nights from 6:00 – 9:00pm EST, September 13 – December, 13 2022 ONLINE

CRM02: Risk Assessment and Treatment on Wednesday Nights from 6:00 – 9:00 pm EST, March 1 – May 31, 2023 ONLINE

CRM03: Risk Financing on Wednesday Nights from 6:00 – 9:00 pm EST, September 14 – December 14, 2022 ONLINE

  • Course Fee: $795  per course, HST exempt
  • If you don’t have a background in basic insurance, statistics, or finance, it is recommended that you take a basic course prior to completing CRM03 Risk Financing
  • Note: The CRM courses tend to fill up well in advance of the start date so please register early to secure your spot in each section of the program. Each course within the program is open enrollment and are registered for separately.

Take the first step toward your Canadian Risk Management Designation today.

Cost and Registration

“The CRM course has provided me with a solid foundation in the principles and elements of a well rounded approach in managing risks.”

– Denis Provost, BSc, CRM Senior Program Officer, Regulatory Services and Quality Assurance MARINE SAFETY (AMSX), Transport Canada

Who Should Attend

  • Managers and senior managers who need to understand risk concepts in detail to design risk strategies for their organization.
  • Executives and board members who want to have in-depth comprehension to steer the development of organizational risk management policy.
  • Individuals who want to act as an independent risk management consultant.
  • Managers who want to learn how to protect their organization against liability, property, personnel or net income risks.
  • Supervisors, managers and project officers who are responsible to manage, control and protect an organization’s corporate and financial assets will be interested in learning how to use risk control and risk financing techniques to achieve success in their role.

Why Earn the CRM Designation?

  • Competitiveness: Formal training gives CRM holders a competitive advantage that employers seek.
  • Credentials: Demonstrates that CRM holders have achieved the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, assess, monitor, and limit risks.
  • Recognition: CRM holders stand out among others in a competitive marketplace.
  • Advancement: Improves the ability of CRM holders to achieve their organization’s risk management objectives and career goals.


A maximum number of one course exemption may be granted if you have completed, within the last ten years, equivalent post-secondary courses at Carleton University or other post-secondary institutions, with a passing grade of 50%.  Non-refundable, per course, exemption application fee $50.00 + HST.  Apply for an exemption request HERE

Course(s) must have been completed at an accredited institution.
• For courses that have been taken outside of Canada, an original equivalency report from WES, ICAS, or CES is required to confirm the institution is accredited.

Please note that an exemption granted by CU Future EDge only applies to our program and does not guarantee a similar exemption from the GRIMS requirements.

For more information about the exemption application process please email, or call: (613)-520-3486