Certified International Risk Manager (CIRM)

Certified International Risk Manager

The Certified International Risk Manager programme (CIRM) was designed by Keith Checkley & Associates (KCA) of London, UK, in partnership with the Institute of Banking and Finance of Trinidad and Tobago (IBF) to assist banking and finance professionals to develop competencies in international risk management.

Upon completion of this programme Certified International Risk Managers will be capable of analysing a variety of enterprise wide risks in order to make sound risk mitigation strategy decisions. This programme seeks to develop confidence in participants and enable them to build stronger knowledge for the mutual benefit for the financial institute and their colleagues. It also allows individual employees to earn a career-based diploma that recognizes their aptitude and professional competence in making risk assessment decisions.

Gizelle Dass-Mohammed, CIRM Graduate shares her experience joining the Programme.


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Programme Details

The CIRM Programme utilises blended learning and covers (6) six modules of intensive training delivered via a combination of eLearning and online interactive lectures. These modules are delivered by local and international lecturers who are seasoned professionals in their respective fields. The modules contained in this programme are:

  • Module 1: Enterprise Wide Risk Management
  • Module II: Investment and Liquidity Risks
  • Module III: Reputational Risk and Corporate Governance
  • Module IV: Credit and Operational Risks
  • Module V: Regulations and Compliance Risks
  • Module VI: Market Risk and Financial Instruments

This programme meets global industry training standards within the area of international risk management.
This programme is Accredited by the Chartered Banker Institute (CBI), UK (the oldest Banking Institute in the world).

Certified Learning & Educational Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certification programme, graduates will qualify for an educational credit towards the Accelerated Route to the leading international status of Chartered Banker (the premier qualification for professionals in Financial Services:
This programme further provides exemption from the Financial Institutions Risk Management Module of the Chartered Banker MBA offered by Bangor University (


CIRM candidates will be certified after passing all six (6) modules of the programme and the successful completion of a comprehensive Final Qualifying Examination.

Programme Prerequisites

  • Candidates must have basic knowledge in Computer Skills, Mathematics, Principles of Accounting and General Economics.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a college degree or equivalent or certification of the required job experience to warrant immediate entry to the programme.

Who will benefit?

  • Risk Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Financial Managers
  • Fund Administrators
  • Insurance Agents/Brokers
  • Real Estate Agents/Brokers

Programme Duration – 9 months

Programme Cost: US$4500 (includes IBF Membership fee, course materials, lectures, eLearning, and examination). Registration fee of US $50. Payment plans are available. Discounts provided to IBF Corporate Members.
Programme runs for nine (9) months each year.

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Certified International Risk Manager