GARP FRM Frequently Asked Questions – Part 8

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We now continue our writings on frequently asked question in the GARP Financial Risk Manager course.

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About the committee

The FRM committee is made up of professionals who are situated all around the world and are considered experts in their respective fields.

Candidates may read more about the committee on GARP’s official website or in the annual reports.


Using the designation

You have studied hard, spent long nights over the text books and have successfully completed the course.


Now, you may be quite eager to show off that shiny new designation, right? Of course!

You have earned it and you should be proud of what has been achieved.

You will want to show this accomplishment on your:

  • Resumes
  • Business cards
  • Letterheads
  • Articles
  • Digital badges
  • Name plates

As a reminder, you are allowed to use the designation as prescribed:

  • Certified FRM
  • FRM
  • Financial Risk Manager – Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals

Using these hard-earned letters at the end of your name will undoubtedly show all that you are a seriously capable individual and ready to take on the world!


Dual certifications

Some individuals may also have the Energy Risk Professional (ERP) to their name and may be wondering how to use both designations simultaneously.

This can be accomplished by writing:

  • Certified FRM, Certified ERP
  • FRM, ERP
  • Financial Risk Manager & Energy Risk Professional – Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals


Steps in getting the FRM certificate

  • Step 1: pass the level 1 exam
  • Step 2: pass the level 2 exam
  • Step 3a: submit proof of your 2-years of relevant fulltime work experience
  • Step 3b describe how you have managed financial risk in your position
  • Step 4: submit your resume within 5 years of passing part 2.


Special notations

Candidates who do not submit the relevant credentials within 5 years of passing part 2 will be required to re-enter the course and pass both levels again.

You must check the GARP website or contact them directly to know the updated word-limit to use in your job description and if there is anything else you will be required to do.

Candidates that have received their certificates with incorrect information on them are expected to immediately contact GARP order to resolve the issue.

Candidates wishing to have an additional certificate will be required to pay a fee. Contact GARP to know the latest costings.

GARP will use the United States Postal Service to mail certificates. You are asked to wait for up to 6 weeks- and this also depends on the address submitted.


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