Education Opportunites

ARM/CPCU Designations

Sharpen your skills with  RIMS Professional Development Courses . To pursue advanced designations, including the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), contact the American Institute for CPCU and Insurance Institute of America at

Associate in Risk Management (ARM) - Are you thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions for 2013?  Well, it’s time to start!  The Associate in Risk Management program has undergone a significant update.  The Chapter will be offering ARM 56 beginning January 14, 2013, utilizing the new materials. Not sure the ARM program is for you? 

Consider that the ARM program helps individuals:

  • Strengthen their value to the organization by learning to design a risk management program
  • Improve effectiveness by acquiring skills needed to assess and treat the organization's risks
  • Support the organization's overall financial goals by learning to design and implement retention, transfer, and hybrid risk financing plans

What has changed overall:

  • Risk management standards and guidelines are discussed (COSO, Basel II, FERMA)
  • The program now discusses all types of risk (financial, operational, strategic), not just hazard (insurable) risk
  • Risk assessment content is combined with risk control content in ARM 55
  • Financial statement analysis content is added to ARM 54
  • Global concepts and examples are added throughout
  • Content is trimmed to a more manageable length

Don’t consider yourself a ‘risk professional’?  If you work with risk managers or deal with commercial insurance issues, this program will help you better understand the strategic, business, and hazard risks faced by organizations today.  You will become a more effective resource for your colleagues and customers.

Scholarship Opportunities
The Spencer Educational Foundation awards academic scholarships to promising students in the field of risk management and sponsors the Risk Manager in Residence program for universities. For more information, please visit:

CRM Designation

Each year, the National Alliance offers Atlanta RIMS two scholarships for any Certified Risk Managers (CRM) course (classroom or online).  The criterion for application is as follows.  The applicant must:

  • Be either a risk manager or a risk management professional pursuing a career in risk management
  • Be a first-time participant in a CRM course
  • Employed full-time in the insurance or risk management industry
  • Minimum of two years industry experience
  • Be willing to take the exam at the end of the course; a passing grade is not required
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional continuing education

To apply, the scholarship form must be completed and forwarded to the Atlanta RIMS chapter President. For further information, please contact Jane Sandler,

2012 Course Schedule (web-based courses)

CRM Course

Webinar Night

Start Date

Course End Date

Exam Window

Webinar Dates


Principles of Risk Mgmt




9/17 – 9/24

8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 9/10

Week of 9/3 off for Labor Day

Control of Risk




9/18 – 9/25

8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28, 9/11

Week of 9/3 off for Labor Day

Financing of Risk




10/30 – 11/6

9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23


Principles of Risk Mgmt




12/10 – 12/17

11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3


Practice of Risk Mgmt




12/11 – 12/18

11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27, 12/4


Also, there will be a classroom-based Financing of Risk course in Atlanta from 12/5-8, 2012.

For more information regarding the CRM program, please go to