1. A global professional certification for risk professionals.
  2. Offered by Global Association for Risk Professional (GARP).
  3. Members come from over 90 countries.
  4. Strong recognition among finance professionals, particularly in the US.
  5. Covers risk management concepts in entirety.
  6. “FRM holders have positions such as Chief Risk Officer, Senior Risk Analyst, Head of Operational Risk, and Director, Investment Risk Management, to name a few. “- GARP website.
  7. Professionals/ students clearing this certification can look for careers in Risk Management, Trading, Structuring, Modeling, etc.
  8. 2009 is the last year when you can give FRM as one exam. Next year onwards, it is going to become a two level exam. Part 1 can also be taken this year.