Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Program
The Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Program is designed for individuals whose jobs involve the management of risk and the implementation of strategies to mitigate risk.
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Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Program

The Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Program is designed for individuals whose jobs involve the management of risk and the implementation of strategies to mitigate risk.  

The Program is comprised of three comprehensive management courses. The three courses focus on the identification and assessment of exposures to loss, strategies for controlling identified losses and a review of techniques for financing the payment of those losses which do occur.

The Canadian Risk Management Program (CRM) designation is awarded to students as an acknowledgement of the successful completion of the three courses. It is issued by the Global Risk Management Institute, Inc. and recognized by the Risk & Insurance Management Society, Inc., and the Insurance Institute of Canada.  

Click here to visit the Canadian Risk Management Program Site





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Who Should Attend

Risk Managers, Human Resource Managers, Purchasing Professionals, Safety and Loss Prevention Professionals, Environmental Managers, Insurance Underwriters, Insurance Claims Adjusters and Examiners, Insurance Buyers, Finance Professionals, Managers in the Public Sector, Legal Professionals.


The Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Program includes learning in three areas:

CRM 54 Risk Management Principles and Practices  November 4-6 & November 25-27, 2016

CRM 55 Risk Assessment and Treatment  February 3-5 & February 24-26, 2017

CRM 56 Risk Financing March 17-19 & April 7-9, 2017

Courses are five days scheduled in two, 2.5 day blocks.  Friday evenings from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00pm. Lunch is included on Saturday and Sundays.

Cost of each five day course is $925 + HST. Text books are extra and can be purchased from the MUN bookstore

Register for each course separately by clicking on the course link above.


Changes to the Process/ Requirements for Obtaining the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Designation

 GRMI is changing the process/requirements for obtaining the CRM designation.  These changes will be in place for those starting the CRM program after April 2015.  Please see the following changes as it pertains to you:

 Candidates who started their first course prior to April 30, 2015

Candidates will continue to follow the original process/requirements in order to obtain their designation (Process A). Candidates will, however, need to complete their designation by December 31, 2016.

Process A:

In order to acquire the CRM designation, candidates who have completed all three courses need to:

  • Create an online profile at
  • Mail copies of the three grade reports they received from the institution/university along with a $100 verification processing fee (Canadian funds), in the form of a check made payable to GRMI at 1065 Avenue of the Americas, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018. 
  • NOTE:  It may take up to six weeks to process the CRM designation completion certificate.

Candidates who will be starting their first course after April 30, 2015

Under the new Process B candidates who start their first CRM course after April 2015 will be required to write a standardized 2 hour exam after each course.  This is in addition to the in-class tests for the grade report.  Candidates will arrange to write the new standardized exams after completing each course and receiving their grade report from the Gardiner Centre, following the process (B) below. GRMI will notify candidates of the testing location/time.  Completion of these standardized tests is only for candidates planning on getting the designation. 

Process B:

In order to acquire the CRM designation, candidates need to notify GRMI after they complete one of the three CRM courses:

Steps for Attaining the CRM designation

Step 1: Create an online profile here.
Step 2: Enroll in each course at a university or institution that offers the required CRM courses listed below.
Step 3: Mail proof of enrollment in a course from the university/institution along with the testing and processing fee of $125 (CAN), for each of the three courses, in the form of a cheque made payable to GRMI. GRMI will issue testing center location options and access instructions via email for the course exam.
Step 4: Once the candidate receives a passing score on all three exams, and submits their final transcripts, GRMI will issue a CRM designation completion certificate.

Mailing address: GRMI, 5 Bryant Park, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10018

To avoid delays, candidates may schedule their standardized exam(s) prior to finishing each course. However, please note that the CRM designation will not be awarded until courses are complete and final transcripts submitted. 

Note: If you have already completed at least one of the CRM courses prior to April 30, 2015, please contact us at as you will need to follow a different process.

Note: Please allow up to six weeks for processing of application materials.

If you have any questions on this process please contact Jackie Collins , 864-2131.


Click here to visit the Canadian Risk Management Program Site


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Darren Marsh

Darren Marsh is the Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance, at Nalcor Energy.  He joined the company in 2014 and has previously worked for various companies across Canada in the past, including Aon Risk Solutions and Factory Mutual Engineering (now FM Global).

Darren has experience in risk management, loss prevention consulting, insurance placement, quality control engineering, process engineering and technical sales.  Darren has been involved with a wide range of companies including power generation, forestry/pulp and paper and international airlines, both domestically and internationally.

Prior to entering the insurance industry he has worked with Teleflex (Canada) Ltd. as a Quality Control Engineer and IBM Canada as a Process Engineer.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical), Bachelor of Science (Math & Chemistry) and a Certificate in Engineering.  He has also achieved his Canadian Risk Management (CRM) certification and Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB).

Darren maintains a membership with the Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Newfoundland and Labrador (PEGNL) and was previously a member with the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia (APENS) and the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC).

Justin Crickard

Justin is the Quality Assurance and Risk Officer for the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC). He joined NLHC in October of 2007, he spent three years as a Housing Officer, and two years as the Corporate Assistant to the Chairman and Executive, before moving onto Quality Assurance and Risk (QAR).

Justin completed the Certified Risk Management Designation (CRM) in February 2015 at Gardiner Centre. In addition to a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Memorial University, he completed a certificate in Occupational Health and Safety at the College of the North Atlantic and holds a Masters in Employment Relations from Memorial.

Justin also serves as corporate secretary on the Risk Insurance Management Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (NALRIMS).

Ruby Noseworthy

Ruby Noseworthy is a Commercial Account Executive at Aon Risk Solutions, St. John’s.  She joined the company in 2013 and has previously worked for various insurance brokers in the past which included Cal Legrow Baine Johnston, Munn Insurance and T.P Hickey Insurance (now Wedgwood Insurance.)

Ruby has over 20 years of experience in sales, service, account management, risk management and brokerage services to a wide range of clients including, public sector, construction and surety, transportation, retail and wholesale.  Ruby has considerable experience handling a wide range of mid-market and large commercial accounts preparing comprehensive risk evaluations and proposals. She completes reviews on coverage proposals, loss experience and analyses risks to determine the product or services requirements that would meet client needs.

Her Educational background includes a designation in Associate of Canadian Surety Bonding (ACSB), insurance designations in Fellowship Chartered Insurance Professional (FCIP), Canadian Accredited Insurance Brokers (CAIB) and Canadian Risk Management (CRM). She is also licensed to transact business in Newfoundland and Labrador and Alberta and has clients in the US and the UK. She has achieved past and present sales awards and was presented with The Gary Bourne Memorial Award for top graduate in the CRM program.  She is currently working on her Business Management Certification. 

Ruby has memberships with the Construction Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, The Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canadian Risk Managers Association, Insurance Institute of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Brokers Association. 

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