Continuing Education

Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP)

Start here by taking the RIMS-CRMP Exam Prep Workshop with NAIT!

Boost your career and keep your organization ready to handle risks by earning the RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP) certification. Demonstrate your practical skills, strategic perspective, and commitment to continuous learning.

Become a RIMS-CRMP to:

  • Increase your earning potential
  • Prepare for more senior risk management, financial, and operational roles
  • Enhance your enterprise-wide risk management perspective
  • Stay current on risk management trends and practices

Gain an edge with the RIMS-CRMP, the only ANSI-accredited risk management certification.

As the only competency-based risk management credential, the RIMS-CRMP certification demonstrates your performance ability and technical knowledge. Prepare for the exam and connect with other risk professionals in this virtual prep workshop.

Review the 5 core competencies of a risk professional, share examples from your experience, discuss case studies, and tackle sample exam questions. Attend this workshop to gain the confidence that you are ready for the exam.

Before you register in the course

Please review the eligibility requirements and follow the outlined steps in the Before You Register tab before registering in the CRMP course. If you enrol without meeting the eligibility requirements, you will be removed from the course.

RIMS-CRMP learning objectives

The learning outcomes of the RIMS-CRMP certification are designed to blend hands-on experience with training from expert instructors. Click through the Learning Outcomes tab to review the full course outline, course topics, and exercises.

Why earn the RIMS-CRMP certification?

In addition to learning the foundational principles of risk management, participants who earn the RIMS-CRMP certification find themselves prepared for senior operational roles with increased earning potential. Click the Why You Need This Course tab to learn more.


Quick Facts

Campus: Main

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton. View map

Delivery Modes:

  • Online - All your class activity will be delivered online.

Delivery Times:

  • Varies by Class - Delivery times varies by class. See Courses and Advanced Credit to view course scheduling details.

Before you can enrol in the CRMP exam prep course

1. Review the following eligibility requirements and ensure you meet them before registering.

You must meet at least one of the following degree and experience requirements to be eligible to register.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (or global equivalent)* in risk management, and 1 year of full-time work experience (or full-time equivalence) in risk management.**


  • Student enrolled in the final year of a bachelor’s degree program or higher (or global equivalent) in risk management.***


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (or global equivalent) in non-risk management area of study, and 3 years of full-time work experience (or full-time equivalence) in risk management.


  • 6 years of risk management work experience.

2. Create a NAIT Student ID

Follow the NAIT Student ID Creation instructions [PDF] to get a student ID and set up your MyNAIT student portal.

3. Contact the Customer Success team to register

Contact our Customer Success team at to register in the course. Make sure you include your NAIT Student ID and attach evidence of your eligibility (diploma or transcripts, resume with risk management experience listed, etc.). We cannot process your course registration without the paperwork noted above.

*Degrees must be obtained from accredited or equivalent schools of higher education.

**Risk Management experience, broadly defined, is occupational experience that includes the competent application of frameworks, tools, and solutions that support risk-informed decision-making to achieve an organization’s goals. Occupational experience spans from early-stage program design to risk financing and executive risk advising. This includes discovering, analyzing, implementing, or leading the risk management practices for or on behalf of organizations. This experience may also include the development, selection or offering of risk transfer or financing solutions. Irrespective of any job specific focus, the core element of the risk management experience is the alignment of risk-informed decisions with the organization’s strategy to create and protect enterprise value.

***Students may apply for the certification and take the examination but will not be awarded the certification and may not hold themselves as certification holders until after passing the exam, completing the degree requirement, and demonstrating one-year of full-time experience in risk management.

RIMS-CRMP Prep Workshop Course Outline

The learning outcomes for the CRMP exam prep course are competency-based and validate the performance ability and technical knowledge of risk professionals. The course objectives, concepts, and exercises are designed to develop your risk management skills and put them into practice. 

Course Objectives

Participants will walk away with the ability to:

  • Understand the five competency domains of RIMS-CRMP
  • Apply the five competency domains of RIMS-CRMP
  • Become a better risk professional
  • Understand the components of the RIMS-CRMP certification
  • Start an action plan to obtain the certification

Course Topics

  1. Analyzing the Business Model
  2. Designing Organizational Risk Strategies
  3. Implementing Risk Process
  4. Developing Organizational Risk Competency
  5. Supporting Decision Making
  6. Exam Preparation

Practical Excercises and Hands-on Learning

Participants engage in activities and interactions designed to reinforce course concepts. The course developers at RIMS construct the activities so the participants learn from each other as well as from the experienced facilitators. Examples of the exercises you'll participate in over the course of the workshop include:

  • Group discussion on the analysis of operations including what management wants and rewards
  • Group discussion on how to define success measures and aligning risk strategy with organizational goals
  • Group work on identifying examples of KPIs and KRIs and their connection to organizational objectives
  • Exercise on how to identify techniques of risk analysis applicable to the case study
  • 25 sample test questions
  • Group exercise to identify and apply risk solutions to the case study
  • Group exercise to identify ways to engage an organization’s risk network using case studies

Why earn the RIMS-CRMP certification?

There are 6 reasons why participants attend this workshop at NAIT.

  1. Canada's Only Provider. NAIT is the first Canadian polytechnic to partner with RIMS to deliver the Certified Risk Management Professional credential.
  2. Global Accreditation. The RIMS-CRMP certification holds official accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) under ISO/IEC 17024:2012. ANSI accreditation is recognized around the world.
  3. One of a Kind. The RIMS-CRMP is the only risk management certification in the world to hold the Organization of International Standardization (ISO) standard accredited status.
  4. Real-World Competencies and Practical Experience. The RIMS-CRMP program was developed to give participants access to learn from experts in the risk management field in a hands-on environment so they can learn the key duties that risk management professionals, regardless of specialty, are expected to perform.
  5. Recertification. RIMS-CRMPs must recertify every two years by earning 50 recertification points, 35 of which must be in continuing education. Recertifying shows your commitment to the profession and ensures your continued competence by keeping up with changes and emerging trends in the industry.
  6. Professional Responsibility. Employers will know that you are an ethical professional. RIMS-CRMP holders are required to uphold
    and abide by a published Code of Ethics.

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I apply/register?

Except for our Academic Upgrading and ESL programs, you do not need to apply to get started. If you would like to join us for courses, you can enrol yourself through our website and complete your fee payment by VISA/MasterCard credit or debit card.

You can proceed to the course page and select “Add to Cart” beside the course dates of your choice. You will complete your payment once you are signed into your account. A video walkthrough of this process is available at

Visit the ESL application page for details on how to register.

Visit the Academic Upgrading program page for details on how to register.

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When is the deadline to register?

This can vary depending on the course or program. Some courses may have specific registration deadlines, which will be noted under View Course Information.

Space is limited, and our courses can fill up well before the scheduled start date. For best results, we recommend enrolling as soon as you are able. If the Add to Cart button is available on the website, you are welcome to enrol.

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I am trying to sign up, but the shopping cart says “already enrolled in course, add not processed.” What do I do now?

You may have begun and not finished the checkout process in the last 24 hours. The course is on your MyNAIT portal waiting for secure online payment to confirm your seat in the class.

Please log in to your MyNAIT portal complete online payment through Self Service.

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I've been added to a waitlist. What does this mean?

If a course you wish to take says Add to Waitlist instead of Add to Cart, that means that there are no open seats for registration for that section.

You can add yourself to the waitlist at no charge for a chance to be enrolled if space becomes available. If you are enrolled from the waitlist, you will receive an email notice advising you to visit your student portal to make a payment.

Where possible, we recommend enrolling yourself in a different section with available space to ensure you can still complete the course even if you are not enrolled from the waitlist into your preferred section.

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Do I need a NAIT student account to sign up for Continuing Education classes? How do I make one?

Yes, you do need a NAIT student account to sign up for Continuing Education classes.

If you are new to NAIT, we recommend creating a NAIT account on the MyNAIT portal. When you are asked for a NAIT ID number, leave the space blank if you have not attended or applied to NAIT before, and our system will generate a new Student ID for you.

Once your account has been made, you can search for a course and add it to your cart. You will complete your payment once you are signed into your account with your new username and password.  More details including a video walkthrough of this process is available at

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Funding Options

How much does it cost?

NAIT has a flexible payment option for continuing education classes. 10% of the cost is due upon enrolment (as well as material fees if applicable). The remainder of tuition is due 30 days prior to class start date. 

Please refer to the ESL and Academic Upgrading Funding webpage for the most up to date funding information.


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What are my funding and payment options?

NAIT has a flexible payment option for continuing education classes. 10% of the cost is due upon enrolment (as well as material fees if applicable). The remainder of tuition is due 30 days prior to class start date. 

Please refer to the ESL and Academic Upgrading Funding webpage for the most up to date funding information.

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What is the cancellation and refund policy?

To be eligible for a refund, you must drop your course at least 10 calendar days before the class start date.

Please see the refund policy for more information.

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Are there other fees for textbooks, memberships, hardware or equipment? If so, is it something I buy from NAIT, and how?

If textbooks, materials or software are required for an individual course, it will be noted in the course details. If software or other costs apply to a whole program, it will be listed in the program overview.

Most textbooks can be purchased directly from Shop at NAIT. The program area will provide further directions if your course requires textbooks, software or other materials that need to be purchased elsewhere.

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An organization (employer or community organization) wants to pay for my Continuing Education courses by invoice. How do we set this up?

Please submit a Third Party Sponsorship form for Continuing Education courses.

This document needs to clearly identify the student, the course(s) requested, the start dates for each course requested, and the contact information of the sponsoring organization and invoicing contact. Once complete, submit the forms online.

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Courses, certificates and transfer credits

I have registered for a packaged program/certificate. Can I transfer from the pre-determined course dates to other dates?

Block Enrolment Purchase

This option is designed for students seeking a structured schedule. A discounted rate is granted for the commitment to this structure. By choosing a block purchase, you secure a spot in a predefined set of classes scheduled back-to-back over a specific period. This option is for students who can commit to a fixed schedule without the need for adjustments based on personal or professional conflicts.

Requirements and Commitment:

  1. Fixed Schedule: When you opt for a block purchase, you are committing to the schedule as it is set. The schedule has been carefully designed to maximize learning outcomes and cohort progression.
  2. Block Discount: The block discount is offered as an incentive for your commitment to the entire program schedule.
  3. No Schedule Changes: Please be aware that the block purchase agreement does not allow for schedule changes once the program begins. This policy is in place to ensure the integrity of the learning experience for all students.
  4. Recommendation for Flexibility: If you anticipate the need for a flexible schedule due to work or personal commitments, we strongly advise considering our open enrolment classes. Open enrolment allows you to create a personalized schedule that can adapt to your individual needs, without the commitment to a fixed schedule.
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How are Continuing Education certificates issued to students?

Students who successfully complete all required courses in the certificate of their choice will receive a digital credential. NAIT will automatically issue your digital certification through our MyCreds system, and you will receive an email notification once your credential is ready. Credentials typically take up to 10 business days to be processed after all grades are officially posted.

Please note: Students completing the following certificates with electives are asked to self-identify by emailing when they have completed the required number of electives:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Fundamentals
  • Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Enhanced Team Leadership
  • Geographic Information Systems Technology
  • Human Resources for the Supervisor
  • Leadership Development
  • Management for ASET Technology Professionals
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Power Engineering Fourth Class Theory
  • Process Analyst
  • Water Wastewater (Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution and Collection) 
  • Workplace Essentials
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How do I withdraw from a non-credit course?

Information on how to withdraw from a non-credit course can be found on the Refunds page.
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I want to apply for transfer credit, what is the process?

If you have previous post-secondary education and want to apply for transfer credit, you must first be accepted into a credit program and have paid your non-refundable tuition deposit.

Transfer credit is granted as per the guidelines and process outlined here. Please note that processing times for transfer credit is 4-6 weeks, so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.  

To apply for transfer credit, please log into your MyNAIT portal account and select Open Self-Service. Once in Self-Service, select Academic Records>Transfer Credits>Apply for Transfer Credits. Please follow the prompts, make the required payment, and click submit. If you do not click on the submit button, your transfer credit application will not be received by NAIT.  

To monitor your transfer credit application, under the same section Self-Service, select Monitor Application Status. You can also locate the step-by-step Transfer Credit Application guide under the Self-Service Guide on the portal. 

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I am looking for a course or program

You can search for a Continuing Education program or course based on your area of interest here.

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What are the prior knowledge and skill expectations (prerequisites) for Continuing Education courses?

The expectations before joining any of our programs will vary for each course and certificate. We will list prerequisites or recommended prior knowledge for each certificate on the program landing page, and for individual courses in the course information.

You can view individual course information by either clicking the course title or the View Course Information option under the course title.

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Is there a recommended order to take each course in the certificate?

Most program areas list the courses in the recommended order and include any prerequisite information in the course Information description. If a course is listed as a pre-requisite, you would need to have completed the prerequisite to be able to register.

If a course is listed as recommended you can enrol without having the prerequisite on your record, which we only recommend doing if you have mastered the content of the recommended course through other work experience or education.

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How long does it take to finish this program? Do I have a time limit?

Many Continuing Education programs are relatively short, and you have the benefit of taking individual courses as fit your schedule and budget.

Use the drop-down menu of dates beside the add to cart button to pick out a schedule that works for you. We recommend completing most programs within 1-2 years wherever possible to help you maintain connections in your learning from course to course.

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Can I get credit towards this credential for experience or past coursework?

Many programs will accept previous experience or coursework.

There is a fee and formal application process for transfer credit for previous course work or work experience. Learn more about transfer and credit options.

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Technology Requirements

What are the technology requirements for virtual classes?

  • Access to a personal computer running Windows 8.1 or 10/11 operating system with minimum 4GB of system memory (8 GB highly recommended) and must have administrator rights to install applications.
  • Microsoft Office 365 or Office 2019/2021. Education version of Microsoft Office 365 is available for all current NAIT students.
  • Students can contact NAIT Information and Technology Services for help and support
  • High speed internet connection
  • Microphone, speaker or headset and webcam
  • Dual monitor display is highly recommended
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The course description says “Mac, Chromebook or tablets are not supported." What are my options to attend virtual courses?

The statement about Windows vs. Mac is for classes that are taught on computers running Windows.

The instructor will be using a Windows operating system for these courses and will not be able to allocate instructional time navigating or troubleshooting differences between Mac/Windows OS.

Some students are comfortable doing that type of troubleshooting themselves, but there may also be software compatibility concerns for your individual course and the instructor will not able to provide direct technical support should you choose to proceed against the program’s recommendation.

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What is Moodle, and how do I use it?

Moodle is the learning platform we use for many of our online courses.

If your course will be delivered through Moodle, you can access it by clicking the Moodle button right in your MyNAIT portal account. You will find your course linked in Moodle on the scheduled start date.

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Delivery Methods

  • Face to Face: Where: In-person meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Face-to-face instruction at all class meetings. Location may be on campus or at a worksite.
  • Blended: Where: Mixture of in-person & online components. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Combination of face-to-face and online components at specific times. Some online components may be accessed online anytime.
  • Hyflex: Where: Choice to attend in-person or online meetings. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. For each class, students choose to attend in-person with the instructor or online at a specific time.
  • Remote Live Delivery: Where: Online with instructor. When: Course is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Instruction is delivered at set times online. Students do not come to campus.
  • Remote On-Demand Delivery: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online. While there are no set class meetings, there may be set due dates and deadlines for some activities. Students may interact with peers through virtual tools.
  • Remote Independent: Where: Online anytime. When: No set class meetings. Coursework is accessed on-demand and online, with no instructor support. While students choose when to do coursework, there may be set due dates and deadlines. 
  • Work Placement: Where: In-person meetings. When: Work is scheduled at a specific time for students to attend. Onsite work integrated learning. Location at a worksite.
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