FERMA risk manager certificate set for Sept 2013
A European certification of risk managers is likely to be announced next September.
The Federation of European Risk Management Associations will confirm that the risk manager has achieved a high level of professional competence and skill. But it does not intend to organise education courses itself.
FERMA will discuss the scheme with its 22 member associations and possible education providers to have a definite plan ready of its Risk Management Forum starting on 29 September 2013.
It has appointed to the working group its newest board member, Isabel Martinez, who has extensive experience of higher education.
Michel Dennery, FERMA vice-president and working party member, said: “For European companies it is important that their risk manager has European recognition.
“Certification can provide an indication to a company that its risk managers are competent to a recognised level which is in turn compliant with best practice of different risk management disciplines across Europe."
Working party and FERMA board member Julia Graham, said: “There are already many courses and qualifications in risk management, but they are at different levels and cover different countries and different aspects. Nothing currently exists that provides a consistent benchmark of competence for risk managers across Europe."
FERMA first revealed in June 2012 that it was considering a certification project.