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Membership - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long does it take for my membership to be processed from the time I apply?

A: All member applications have to be submitted to our Membership Committee for review and approval. As the Committee serves on a voluntary basis and not based at the IRMSA offices, the process can take up to 30-days.


Q: What are the requirements for Individual membership?

A: Individual membership is the entry level of membership with IRMSA and carries no qualifying criteria. Person/s involved at any level of risk management is welcome to join by completing the online application form for Individual Member Application and submit a scanned copy of their I.D. Document (SA Citizen) or valid Passport (Non-SA Citizen).


Q: How do I submit my supporting documents for membership?

A: You can either upload the scanned certified copies of your documents to your profile on our database (login details can be obtained). Alternatively, they can be emailed to


Q: Do Individual members qualify to apply for a Critical Skills or Permanent Residence Letter?

A: Yes, all paid up Individual member levels qualify to apply for these letters. You can request assistance by emailing Ntombi via 


Q: When do I pay the once-off application fee and membership fee?

A: Only once your application has been approved, will you receive a formal notice and link to the full invoice for payment via email.


Q: When will I get my certificate?

A: If you are a new member – when you have been formally approved and paid your membership, you will be emailed your certificate.

A: Existing members can access their certificate directly from their profile, once their payment has been allocated.


Q: How long does it take for a membership payment to be allocated?

A: Please allow 3-5 working days


Q: What’s the difference between Corporate and Individual Membership?

A: Corporate Membership refers to membership for an organisation in its entirety. Corporate membership fees are calculated according to the number of full-time employees within an organisation, not just the risk division.

Individual membership applies to a person’s own professional membership.

There are different levels of membership for individuals, namely:

  1. Individual
  2. Associate
  3. Certified Risk Management Practitioner
  4. Certified Risk Management Professional
  5. Fellow


Q: What’s the difference between Individual and Associate Membership?

A: Individual Member level is open to all studying or working in functional areas related to the Risk Management field. You don’t require a certain number of years in Direct Risk Management to apply. 

Associate level requires an applicant to have 3-5 years of Direct Risk Management - achieved by either of 2 routes available:

  • Route 1 - 10 years Direct Risk Management experience with no formal qualification
  • Route 2A - 3 years Risk Management experience with a Risk qualification of an NQF Level 6 or higher
  • Route 2B - 5 years Risk Management experience and a professional qualification of an NQF Level 6 or higher

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