Important notice concerning testing in areas affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus):

Updated February 14, 2020
In response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and in accordance with local government guidance, Pearson VUE is temporarily closing its mainland China testing centers and suspending exam delivery through our third-party mainland China test center network.

Institute of Risk Management (IRM) Risk Management Qualifications

Institute of Risk Management (IRM) Risk Management Qualifications

The IRM’s Risk Management qualifications are designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to apply risk management to the workplace.

  • International Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management
  • International Certificate in Financial Services Risk Management
  • Digital Risk Management Certificate

For detailed information on the qualifications, please visit

Please Note:

Candidates must first enrol on their chosen qualification with IRM before booking the exam centre with Pearson VUE.

Candidates must sit the examination at the session for which they are enrolled. Deferment or cancellation of an IRM exam is not permitted.

Scheduling and Exams Delivery

Exam centre registration will open approximately 6 months before the examination session and the exam centre can be booked up to 24 hours before the examination session, subject to availability.

Candidates should book at the earliest opportunity to secure their preferred location as exam centres are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Candidates wishing to change the location of their exam centre after booking must do so via the candidate website or call centre at least 48 hours before the scheduled appointment.

The exam is provided on-screen as a computerised test at Pearson VUE’s worldwide network of testing centres. Candidates will be given access to Pearson VUE’s test centre locations when they register for their exam.

The testing time limit noted on Pearson VUE web pages reflects the total appointment time, including an NDA, a 10-minute tutorial and the exam time of 90 minutes.


Candidates who wish to have a special accommodation should contact the IRM BEFORE booking their exam centre.

Special Needs and Access Arrangements

The Institute of Risk Management will wherever possible provide exam arrangements that take into account a candidate's special needs, such as extra exam time. If you have a special need and wish to have a special accommodation, you must notify the Institute prior to booking your assessment exam centre by sending the completed application form to the following address:

Exam Re-Sit Policy

Candidates are permitted a maximum of three attempts to pass the exam. Unsuccessful candidates will be notified with their exam result of the date they can apply to re-sit. The re-sit application form must be completed and the fee paid before booking the test centre for the next examination session.

Exam Security

IRM takes the security of its examinations seriously and requires all candidates to confirm that they will maintain the confidentiality of the exam by signing a non-disclosure agreement before sitting the examination. A candidate who breaks the confidentiality agreement will be deemed to be in breach of the IRM’s Code of Conduct, which may result in disciplinary proceedings.

Last updated 2019-10-03