Tim Leech’s IIA blog discusses some of the many risk management designations and certification available and whether or not one of these may be the cost of entry in the future. I would like to know if anyone out there is interested in replying to this post with thoughts, pros, cons, benefits, etc., for the many designations out there.

For example years ago, I entertained the FRM certification from GARP but found the study material a bit too quantitative for the risk management I was interested in. (If memory serves me right, I think there was a calculus test!) I’ve look at the RIMS CRM certification and find their website is too poorly written to understand what is explicitly required: they sort of send you off to a list of Canadian universities to take some courses then come back and apply. There is a new certification at GRCSI.org which talks about a body of knowledge and is vague on their exam.

So, I’d like to open this up to the masses. Do you have one of these or others? Are you thinking of getting one of these? What’s been your experience?

And have a read of Tim Leech’s post as well (see link above).