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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.

ARM at a Glance


9-12 Months Virtual Exams

The first step towards earning your ARM designation is to complete and pass the exam for these three core courses.

  • ARM 400: Risk in an Evolving World
  • ARM 401: Holistically Assessing Risk 
  • ARM 402: Successfully Treating Risk

Complete the following course offered at no-cost, to acquire the decision-making tools to maintain ethical standards and preserve the public’s trust.

  • Ethics 311: Ethical Decision Making in Risk and Insurance

If you are interested in CPCU, complete Ethical Guidelines for CPCUs.

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

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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. 

Not ready for a designation? We have you covered.

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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 our 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.