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Domains

The CERP advisory board has determined that a competent enterprise risk professional's expertise includes the following Domains. 

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

Please review the CERP Examination Outline for more specifics.

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. 

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Experience

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree AND 5 years’ banking experience (3 years in risk management) OR 
  • 7 years’ banking experience (5 years in risk management)

Certificates

ABA Bank Risk Professionals Certificates

ABA certificates in bank risk management are designed to teach bankers and regulatory staff alike new strategies for identifying, monitoring, and managing risks that can affect core operations at your bank.

Taken together the three certificate programs help candidates preparing for the Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP) Exam to refresh their knowledge.

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Training

Online Training

Risk management is much more complex today and requires new approaches to talent management and strategic planning. Ensure your entire team is armed with practical applications.

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Exam Prep

CERP Exam Online Prep

An interactive, user-friendly online course that allows students to study at their own pace, with access to resources and practice tests modeled after an actual exam.

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Exam Application

Exam Application

When you're ready to apply, double check the eligibility requirements, select your exam date, and submit your application.

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Exam Format, Scoring and Reporting

  • 200 multiple-choice questions (see sample 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

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