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IRMSA Board Exam Exemption Process
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IRMSA CRM Prac Board Exam 1 Exemption Process


Candidates may be eligible to apply for Exemption from the IRMSA Certified Risk Management Practitioner (CRM Prac) Board Examination.  The conditions below outline the criteria and process.


A.      Criteria

Candidates need to meet the following criteria to be exempt from writing the Certified Risk Management Practitioner Board Exam (Board Exam 1):




1. No Qualification + 15yrs risk management experience
and an associate
member of IRMSA

2. Any NQF 8 Qualification + 10yrs risk management experience 
and an associate member of IRMSA

3. NQF 8 Risk Qualification + 5yrs risk management experience 
and an associate member of IRMSA

4. Organisational Risk Officer Qualification + 5yrs risk management experience 
and an associate member of IRMSA



B.      Application to include the following:

  1. One page motivation/summary detailing why the candidate should be exempt;
  2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae with Certified copies of your Identity document and certified copies of your qualifications.
  3. Reference letter from superior/manager indicating requisite evidence (use template provided below).
  4. Completed Work Experience Logbook with supporting documents

C.      Procedure:

  1. Forward the above documentation to
  2. Once IRMSA is in receipt of the candidate’s documentation, an invoice will be issued.
  3. Fee - Exemption fee of R4 374.00 ex VAT.
  4. Once proof of payment is received, IRMSA will advise the candidate of the outcome of their exemption application.
  5. Candidates need to make themselves available to attend a panel interview which will be communicated by the IRMSA team.

D.       Please do not hesitate to contact the IRMSA team for any further assistance.

Board Exam - Exemption Process Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Exemption Reference Letter PDF (410.48 KB) Administration 2015/06/25
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