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For Immediate Release
March 19, 2018
ABA Media Contact: Mike Townsend
(202) 663-5471 
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ABA Announces New Risk Professional Certification and Risk Management School


​WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association unveiled its new Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP) certification today at the ABA Risk Management Conference in Orlando. In conjunction with the new certification program, ABA also launched its new ABA Risk Management School, which provides a foundation in the critical core competencies of enterprise risk management and can be a pathway to earning the CERP credential. 
“There is a demand for risk professionals within the banking industry who can demonstrate a thorough understanding of the complexities of risk management and how risk is interconnected,” said Ryan Rasske, ABA’s senior vice president of risk and compliance markets. “Bankers who earn the CERP credential will distinguish themselves as well-rounded experts with knowledge across multiple types of risk.”
The CERP certification focuses on several key areas, including components of a risk management framework and specific risk categories such as credit risk, financial risk and non-financial risk. It is ideal for banking professionals currently working in risk management or those interested in expanding their overall enterprise risk management knowledge.
The ABA Risk Management School focuses on the fundamentals of risk management throughout an intensive and interactive five-day curriculum. Attendees will learn to maintain appropriate levels of governance, risk mitigation, monitoring and reporting across each of the major risk categories while obtaining a broad perspective on the enterprise risk management role. This new school may serve as a first step for those pursuing the CERP credential or as a primer for those preparing for the advanced risk management program.
For more information on the CERP certification program, visit To learn more about the ABA Risk Management School, visit
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend nearly $10 trillion in loans.
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