ABA Announces New Risk Professional Certification, Risk Management School

ABA unveiled a new Certified Enterprise Risk Professional certification today during the ABA Risk Management Conference in Orlando. 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.

“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 ABA SVP Ryan Rasske. “Bankers who earn the CERP credential will distinguish themselves as well-rounded experts with knowledge across multiple types of risk.”

Along with the new CERP credential, the association also launched its new ABA Risk Management School, an intensive, five-day program that provides a foundation in the critical core competencies of enterprise risk management. The program, which will take place this year Aug. 13-17 in Reston, Va., may serve as a first step for those pursuing the CERP credential or as a primer for those preparing for the Enterprise Risk Management Advanced Professional Development Program, which is offered in partnership by ABA and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business.