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IRMSA is recognised as the Professional Body for Risk Management in South Africa by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). IRMSA represents individuals and companies committed to the enhancement of the Risk Management discipline. IRMSA serves aspiring risk practitioners, risk professionals and decision makers in Southern Africa, dedicated to the advancement of the risk management profession through accreditation, research, promotion, education, upliftment, training, guidance and strong relationships with other Institutes or Associations.

The Institute of Risk Management was formed through the amalgamation of The Society of Risk Managers (SRM) and The South African Risk and Insurance Manager Association (SARIMA) in September 2003. Its committees have constantly acknowledged both its importance of role as custodians of best Risk Management practice, and its deep responsibility to develop those in the industry.


Operating from permanent offices in Sandton, Johannesburg, our non-profit organisation represents individuals and organisations from a wide range of industries both from the Private and Public Sector committed to enhancing the Risk Management discipline.


In the pursuit of creating a professional career path for Risk Managers, IRMSA has developed occupational risk management qualifications, namely the Organisational Risk Professional (NQF Level 8) and the Organisational Risk Practitioner (NQF Level 6), developed through the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). IRMSA also provides its members with the opportunity to sit for Board Exams. These provide certification opportunities to ensure that a national standard is created and maintained in terms of the competencies and knowledge required from our Certified Risk Management Practitioners as well as the Certified Risk Management Professionals. These Designations ensure that we continue to uplift risk professionals and the profiles of our members.


The Institute provides its members with a range of services/products including:


  • Professional accreditation through various levels of membership.
  • Network and information sharing on current risk issues via our online forums, IRMSA Risk Chat and IRMSA Newsflash.
  • A credible platform enabling practitioners to speak on matters affecting the discipline.
  • Research and project development with member only access to online Technical Library.
  • In-house Technical guidance and support.
  • Release of the Annual Risk Report and other research projects from the Risk Intelligence Committee.
  • Education and Professionalisation opportunities through IRMSA Qualifications and Board Exams.
  • IRMSA Guideline to Risk Management.
  • Opportunities for networking and professional development through conferences, briefings and topic focused workshops.
  • Training programs – IRMSA scheduled training as well as organisation specific training.


The Institute of Risk Management South Africa hosts the Annual Awards and Gala Dinner, Annual Conference, regional breakfasts throughout the year as well as other regional events.


The IRMSA Annual Awards and Gala Dinner is a prestigious award ceremony held in order to acknowledge, encourage and celebrate excellence within the risk management sector. The event recognizes and rewards both South Africa’s top risk management professionals who have made a significant contribution and the best risk management initiatives within different industries. Risk professionals are encouraged to submit nominations within the various categories.


We are dedicated to the advancement of the risk management profession and accreditation, through research, promotion, education, upliftment, training, guidance and strong relationships with other Institutes and Associations.


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