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Exam Format, Scoring and Reporting

  • 200 multiple-choice questions
  • Maximum 4 hour timeframe allowed
  • Calculators will be provided
  • Official score reports delivered via email within 6 weeks after the close of the exam window
  • For full details, read the Certification Exam FAQs

Knowledge Areas

The CERP advisory board has determined that a competent enterprise risk professional's expertise includes the following knowledge areas. Please review the CERP Examination Outline for more specifics.

Risk Governance

  • Board and Senior Management Oversight
  • Policies, Procedures and Limits
  • Management Information Systems
  • Control Framework

Risk Management

  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Measurement and Evaluation
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Risk Monitoring

Study Resources

While ABA recommends these resources as appropriate examination preparation, ABA does not guarantee that you will pass the exam by completing these educational programs or studying these materials alone. The CERP exam assesses not only your knowledge of the topics on the exam outline, but also your application of that knowledge. You should refer frequently to the CERP Examination Outline when preparing for the exam.

Examination Misconduct

All persons taking one of ABA’s examinations are expected to abide by all rules and regulations governing the examination before, during and after the examination. ABA reserves the right to pursue any and all remedies available to it, including legal remedies, with respect to any violation of its examination rules against anyone who violated ABA’s examination rules or aided another in violating these rules.

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