Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP), distance learning and online certification program

(Note: This is the Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP) program. It is different from the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) program, provided by FINRA, which can be found at https://www.finra.org).

The CRCMP program has become one of the most recognized programs in risk management and compliance. There are CRCMPs in 32 countries. Companies and organizations like IBM, Accenture, American Express, USAA etc. consider the CRCMP a preferred certificate.

You can find more about the demand for CRCMPs at: www.risk-compliance-association.com/CRCMP_Jobs_Careers.pdf

The CRCMP program has been designed to provide with the knowledge and skills needed to understand and support regulatory compliance and enterprise wide risk management. The course provides with the skills needed to pass the Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP) exam. We have updated the program the 10th of January, 2018.

Target Audience

The CRCMP certification program is beneficial to:
- Managers and employees involved in the design and implementation of risk and compliance related strategies, policies, procedures, risk assessments, control activities, testing, documentation, monitoring and reporting.
- Risk and compliance managers, employees, and consultants.
- Senior managers involved in risk and compliance management.
- Vendors, suppliers and service providers.

Course Synopsis

Part A: Introduction, Compliance and Risk Management

What is corporate governance.
The OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) principles of corporate governance.
FSB, Thematic Review on Risk Governance.
FSB 2017, Thematic Review on Corporate Governance.

What is risk.
Risk and uncertainty.
Risk acceptance, transfer, avoidance.
Definitions of risk - from the US Marine Corps (Marine Cops Training Command) to the corporate environment.
Risk - good or bad?
Case Study: Daimler Group, Risk and Opportunity Management system.
Risk Management and Issue Management.
Marine Corps and Banks – similar Records Management principles.
Threats and vulnerabilities.
Risk mitigation methodology flowchart.
Outsourcing and Risk Management.

What is compliance.
Enterprise wide risk and compliance program.
Case Study: Annual Report, Munich Re.
Policies, Procedures, Standards, Baselines, Guidelines, Ethics.
Case Study: Merck.
Conflicts of interest.
Roles and responsibilities.
The Chief Risk Officer.

Case Study: Annual Report, Bank of America Corporation.
Case Study: Annual Report, Credit Suisse Group AG.
Case Study: Annual Report, Munich Re.

Data Owners, Process Owners.
The role of the internal auditors.
Continuous Auditing.
The role of the external auditors.
The role of the Board of Directors.
Case Study: Annual Report, Credit Suisse Group AG.
Case Study: Annual Report, GE.
Case Study: Annual Report, Lloyds Banking Group.
Case Study: Annual Report, Bank of America.
Case Study: Annual Report, Amazon.
Case Study: Annual Report, Daimler Group.

Part B: Sarbanes-Oxley, an international standard.

The need.
Companies affected.
American Depository Receipt (ADR) program.
Employees affected.
Foreign Private Issuers (FPIs) and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
EDGAR - Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system.
Case Studies: Microsoft, Sony.

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Key sections, what we need to know.
Board's new responsibilities.
Management’s testing and documentation.
Management’s responsibilities.
Committees and teams.
Sections 302, 404, 906: The three certifications.
Sections 302, 404, 906: Examples and case studies.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
The PCAOB and the new Auditing Standards: What we need to know.
Auditing Standard No. 1, to Auditing Standard No. 16.
Reorganized PCAOB Auditing Standards.

Control Deficiency.
Deficiency in Design.
Deficiency in Operation.
Significant Deficiency.
Material Weakness.

The Scope of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Software and Spreadsheets after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Service providers.

E-SOX, the European Sarbanes-Oxley.
The 8th Company Law Directive of the European Union.
Ahold, Parmalat and the new rules.
Article 45 - Registration and oversight of third-country auditors and audit entities.
The “equivalence” of a third country.
Article 46 - Derogation in the case of equivalence.

J-SOX, the Japanese Sarbanes-Oxley.
From Enron to Livedoor, Kokudo, Kanebo.
The Financial Instruments and Exchange Law.
J-SOX requirements similar to the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
“Corporate Responsibility for Financial Reports”
“Management Assessment of Internal Controls”
From the Financial Services Agency (FSA), to the Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board (CPAAOB), to the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC).

Part C: Basel II, Basel III – the new international standards in governance, risk and compliance

The Bretton Woods Agreement.
Bankhaus Herstatt.
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS).
The purposes of the Basel framework.

Basel I, Basel II, Basel III.
Basel I - The First Basel Capital Accord.
Basel II - The major amendment.
Pillar 1: Minimum capital requirements.
Pillar 2: Supervisory review process.
Pillar 3: Market discipline.
Branch office vs. subsidiary.
Credit risk, market risk, operation risk.
Operating, Operations, Operational risks.
Seven Event Types (Loss Categories).
The 8 business lines.

Delphi method - exploring the future.
5 categories of control breakdowns.
Outsourcing and Basel compliance.

The Basel III amendment.
The objective of the reform.
Basel III, sound corporate governance principles.
A. Board practices.
B. Senior management.
C. Risk management and internal controls.
D. Compensation.
E. Complex or opaque corporate structures.
F. Disclosure and transparency.
The role of the supervisors.

Part D: The Frameworks

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO).
1992, COSO Internal Control — Integrated Framework.
The COSO cube.

Control Environment.
Risk Assessment.
Control Activities.
Information and Communication.
Monitoring.

Effectiveness and Efficiency of Operations.
Reliability of Financial Reporting.
Compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

2013, COSO Internal Control — Integrated Framework.
The updated COSO cube.
Example: Cyber risk and COSO.

2004 - The COSO Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Framework.
The differences between COSO and COSO ERM.
Components of Enterprise Risk Management.
The COSO ERM cube.

Is COSO ERM needed for compliance?
Internal Environment.
Objective Setting.
Event Identification.
Risk Assessment.
Risk Response.
Control Activities.
Information and Communication.
Monitoring.

Objectives: Strategic, Operations, Reporting, Compliance.
ERM – Application Techniques.
2017 - The updated COSO ERM.
Enterprise Risk Management and Strategy Selection.

Control Objectives for IT - COBIT.
COBIT 5.

Part E: Designing and implementing a risk and compliance program

Which is the best program?
Principles of Effective Compliance Programs, from the US Bureau of Industry and Security.
Comprehensive compliance programs.

The Rulemaking Process in the US and the EU.
International and national regulatory requirements.
Regulatory compliance in Europe.
Regulatory compliance in the USA.
Canada’s Sarbanes Oxley.
The GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Countries.
The Offshore Financial Centers (OFCs).
The Special Purpose Entities (SPEs).


For secure payment we work with PayPal, the faster and safer way to make online payments. With PayPal we minimize the cost of administration and compliance with national and international laws, so we can keep the cost of our programs and services so low.

Only PayPal receives your credit card number and your financial information. We receive your full name, your email, and your mail address. According to the PayPal rules, you have the option to ask for a full refund up to 60 days after the payment. If you do not want one of our programs or services for any reason, all you must do is to send us an email and we will refund the payment, no questions asked.

When you click "Buy Now" below, you will be redirected to the PayPal web site. Your payment will be received by our strategic partner and service provider, Cyber Risk GmbH (Rebackerstrasse 7, 8810 Horgen, Switzerland, Handelsregister des Kantons Zürich, Firmennummer: CHE-244.099.341). Cyber Risk GmbH may also send certificates to all members.

The all-inclusive cost is $297.

 

What is included in this price:

A. The official presentations we use in our instructor-led classes (1,427 slides)

You can find the course synopsis at:
www.risk-compliance-association.com/Certified_Risk_Compliance_Training.htm

B. Up to 3 Online Exams

You have to pass one exam. If you fail, you must study the official presentations and try again, but you do not need to spend money. Up to 3 exams are included in the price. To learn more you may visit:
www.risk-compliance-association.com/Questions_About_The_Certification_And_The_Exams_1.pdf

www.risk-compliance-association.com/CRCMP_Certification_Steps_1.pdf

C. Your certificate

Processing and posting to your office or home (via registered mail).


Steps - To become a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP)

Step 1. For secure payment we work with PayPal, the faster and safer way to make online payments. With PayPal we minimize the cost of administration and compliance with national and international laws, so we can keep the cost of our programs and services so low.

Only PayPal receives your credit card number and your financial information. We receive your full name, your email, and your mail address. According to the PayPal rules, you have the option to ask for a full refund up to 60 days after the payment. If you do not want one of our programs or services for any reason, all you must do is to send us an email and we will refund the payment, no questions asked.

When you click "Buy Now" below, you will be redirected to the PayPal web site. Your payment will be received by our strategic partner and service provider, Cyber Risk GmbH (Rebackerstrasse 7, 8810 Horgen, Switzerland, Handelsregister des Kantons Zürich, Firmennummer: CHE-244.099.341). Cyber Risk GmbH may also send certificates to all members.

The all-inclusive cost is $297.

 

Step 2. We will send you the official presentations via email, in less than 24 hours.

Step 3. When you are ready for the exam, please let us know. Send an email to Lyn Spooner at: lyn@risk-compliance-association.com and we will send your username and password.

You can sit for the exam any time. Your account never expires.

To learn more you may visit:
www.risk-compliance-association.com/Questions_About_The_Certification_And_The_Exams_1.pdf

www.risk-compliance-association.com/CRCMP_Certification_Steps_1.pdf

Step 4. If you pass, you will learn it immediately after the exam. You will be a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP), and you will be entitled to write about your certificate in your CV, resume, websites, social media etc.

Step 5. We will send your signed and stamped certificate (priority and registered dispatch, with tracking number to track the shipment and get delivery status online). You will receive it up to 3 months after the day you will pass the exam. 

Step 6. If you do not pass the exam, you must study the official presentations. Try to understand the details. You will have the opportunity to try again.

Step 7. You will have (at no extra cost) a second opportunity to sit for the exam. You can use the same Username, Password and Account information.

Step 8. If you do not pass again, you must study more. You will have (at no extra cost) a third opportunity to sit for the exam. You can use again the same Username, Password and Account information.

Step 9. If you do not pass the third time, you will have (at no extra cost) another opportunity to sit for the exam, but first you have to learn more. After one year, you can try again (for the 4th time).

You may contact Lyn Spooner at: lyn@risk-compliance-association.com


Certified Information Systems Risk and Compliance Professional (CISRCP), distance learning and online certification program

Note: The CISRCP program is updated. In July 2018 we will have a much better CISRCP program.

The program covers international standards, principles and best practices in IT risk management and IT security, including the critical infrastructure protection principles in the USA and the EU, the Executive Order 13587, the Executive Order 13636, the Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 21 - Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, the Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union, the Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve their protection and much more.