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Associate in Risk Management (ARM™)

Make a real-world impact by gaining a holistic and strategic understanding of risk assessment and treatment with The Institutes Designations ARM.

3 Core Courses
Gain a holistic risk management perspective
Apply ethical frameworks to your day-to-day job
Stand out with your ARM designation
Show Off Your Skills
Update your resume with your risk management skills

ARM at a Glance

Gain skills you can use right away with the ARM designation. This program includes:

  • 3 courses, plus ethics
  • 9–12 month completion time
  • 100% online courses
  • Virtual exams for all courses
  • Mailed diploma upon completion

Ready-Made Resume Skills:

  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Compliance
  • Risk Analysis
  • Cyber Risk Management
  • Risk Financing

Gain a holistic risk management perspective and the skills to better protect an organization by completing 3 core courses, plus ethics:

Ethical Decision Making in Risk and Insurance is a free course that's required for all designations, including ARM. If you’re interested in CPCU, complete Ethical Guidelines for CPCUs.

  • How to best collaborate with key business stakeholders and lead holistic risk management strategies
  • Proven techniques to effectively create risk management strategies that combine insurance coverage with other measures and mitigate the impact of losses on an organization’s bottom line
  • How to speak the language of data scientists, risk specialists, and other experts to create a comprehensive understanding of an organization’s risk, including cyber and reputational liabilities
  • Best practices to navigate risk by understanding the ramifications of laws and regulations on an organization’s liability

Score Higher with The Institutes’ Course Materials

Students who take the ARM simulated exam score 3-4 points higher on ARM exams!*

Use our study materials and proven exam prep tools to pass your exam with confidence. Your course package includes:

  • A simulated exam proven to increase your chances of passing.*

  • Interactive, online learning activities you can access anytime, anywhere.

  • Full-length practice exams that help you focus and maximize your study time.

The simulated exam is so important because it gives you an idea of how the questions are worded, what to look for, and helps you focus to understand the questions carefully.

Ruth Phillips CPCU, ARM, ACSR


ARM Designation

Total Requirements: 4 Average Course: 6-8 Weeks Program Completion: 9-12 Months

Still Wondering if ARM is Right for You?

Here are some final facts to help you decide if this is the right designation for your role as well as your future career goals. 

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Is a Designation Worth It?

If you have questions about whether to pursue a designation versus an MBA, why our students choose The Institutes Designations programs, or where to begin, we’ve got the answers! Download our guide, “Take Your Career to the Next Level,” to learn why a designation is worth the investment.