GARP FRM Frequently Asked Questions – Part 9

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We now continue our writings on frequently asked question in the FRM course.

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CPD, or Continuing Professional Development, is something that you should seriously consider to be a part of once you have completed your examinations and have received the designation.

Do not view this program as simply one that requires you to complete two exams. The FRM program is so much more than that.

The truth is that your knowledge about risk and its management cannot be something that is static. As times goes on, the broad knowledge and understanding of financial risk evolves and grows.

So too must your own understanding develop and sharpen with time.


About CPD

There are some requirements and things that all candidates must meet in order to be properly recognized here:

  • The cycle starts on January 1 each year and ends in December 31.
  • The CPD time cycle is calculated at a 2-year interval
  • You must earn forty (40) credits during the CPD cycle
  • This program is optional for FRMs. However, it is mandatory for ERPs


Earning credits

Fortunately, there are several different ways in which one can earn CPD credits.

However, please remember that these credits and associated activities must be earned through relevant activities.

Interested candidates may garner points through means such as:

  • Being a participant in a podcast
  • Being a participant in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
  • Attending a professional chapter
  • Attending a professional seminar
  • Participating in or attending a conference
  • Participating in or attending a forum


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