Financial Advisor Designations

Designation: FRM
Designation Full Title: Financial Risk Manager
Definition: Certification for risk managers.

Issuing Organization: Global Association of Risk Professionals
Is the designation still offered: Yes
Is the designation still supported: Yes
What are the prerequisites? Two years of relevant work experience
What are the requirements to obtain the designation? Pass Two Exams
What type of examination is required to complete the designation process? Two separate written exams with a historical pass rate of between 40-50%
Is there any ongoing continuing education or other requirements to maintain the designation? Yes
Where can you check if someone has the designation and if it’s current? The FRM/ERP Directory at:!/public_directory
Does the designation have a complaint process and if so, where can it be found? Not available
Is there a published list of disciplined designees and if so, where can it be viewed? Not available
Who is the accreditation through? 
Recommended for: Practitioners in credit, operational, and market risk, emerging markets, corporate, academia, rating agencies, quantitative disciplines, legal and regulatory practices, asset management and insurance.
Code of Ethics or Ethics Course? None
Length of Time For Completion: Average of 240 hours