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Why pursue your CERP certification?

Consider these professional benefits and member values:

Position Yourself as an Enterprise Risk Leader

The Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP) designation has been designed exclusively for risk management professionals within the banking industry, and measures knowledge across several domains and categories, including credit risk, financial and non-financial risks. Learn more about the value of certification to you and your institution.

Continuing Education (CE) Database

CERPs can identify relevant professional development options quickly and easily with the Certification Manager, which highlights programs that have been approved for CE credit.

New CERP Referral Incentives

Refer one person who applies for a certification exam in a given calendar year, and ABA will waive your certification renewal fee for the next calendar year, up to $275. Please use the Referral Form.

CERP Discounts

CERPs receive special pricing for registration to the following events:


CERP Advisory Board

ABA works with industry leaders to maintain and advance the CERP credential.

  • Lindsay Alton, CERP, CRMA, AAP, Senior Financial Analyst, Mechanics Bank
  • Yasmine Anavi, CERP, EVP Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, SpringFour
  • Michelle Bennett, CERP, Info, Tech, & Resiliency Risk Director, Freddie Mac
  • Theresa Cody, CERP,  SVP, Director of Enterprise Risk Services, Bangor Savings Bank
  • Heather Coulter, CERP, CIA, CRMA, Enterprise Risk Officer, Bankers Trust
  • David Kelly, CERP, Chief Risk Officer, FirstBank Holding Company
  • Christine Meredith, CERP, ,Chief Risk Officer, Sterling Bank & Trust
  • Ryan Rasske, CERP, CAFP, SVP, Risk & Compliance, American Bankers Association
  • Kimberly Turner, CERP, Chief Risk Officer, Centric Bank
  • Stacie Winters, CERP, Global Strategic Risk Manager, Citi

Keep Me Informed

Get information on upcoming webinars, deadlines, and other developments for Certification.