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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.

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ARM at a Glance


9-15 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.

ARM Designation

Total Requirements: 4 Average Course: 5-7 Weeks Program Completion: 9-15 Months

What an ARM can do for you

My ARM is the foundation of everything I do. I use the principles learned in my ARM studies every day.

Richard Johanson ARM, AIC

79% of completers said earning the ARM designation prepared them for their long-term career goals.

79% of those in their career less than 2 years said the ARM accelerated their career

93% of ARM completers would recommend The Institutes’ courses.

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 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.