Risk management is the art of using prediction, statistics, and basic economic theory to optimize a situation for the best outcomes. While this might sound like an incredibly specific skill, it's actually one of the most versatile things you can learn. Risk management knowledge can be useful both for things you'd expect, like running the Federal Reserve, to novel applications like climate-proofing communities in the Honduras. Whatever you do, risk management probably relates to it in one way or another. Having a skill like this on your team can make a huge difference in how you do business.
Why Should I Train Employees in Risk Management?
When you have employees trained in risk management, they will have a very specific skillset that allows them to evaluate and act based on information they have and projected trends. When your employees evaluate your risks and abilities through a different lens, it opens up a world of possibilities for your entire team.
If your business works with clients, it's a feather in your proverbial cap to tell your future clients that your employees are highly trained and, not only that, but certified by an internationally recognized body.
Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) Certification
This certification is issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI), one of the most authoritative institutions in this field, so it carries a lot of weight on a team. The test to get it is a 150-question exam that tests your employee's knowledge of risk management techniques and their applications in specific situations.
To take this test, they must have a secondary diploma, 4500 hours of professional project risk management in the last 5 years, and 30 hours of formal education in the field (if they have a four-year degree, they only need 3000 hours of work experience, but the 30-hour education requirement increases to 40 hours).
Clearly, this is not an entry-level certification. No need to send the newest team member with little experience to this training class as they will not be able to use the skills they're studying for quite some time. Someone who already has a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification might find the RMP a nice compliment to their skills.
What is Project Management Institute (PMI)?
You might wonder why this organize holds so much sway in the world of project management. Founded in 1969 by three individuals, this organization has gone on to become the authority in the project management business. Offering certifications in a variety of areas, they are known for their stringent guidelines, tough exams, and high standards of excellence.
Are Your Employees Ready for the next Level?
If you're prepared to get your employees started studying for the PMI-RMP certification specifically, you should know that Infotec's Risk Management Professional Certification course can be an invaluable help in getting ready. Connect with us today for more information on how you can help your employees reach the next level in their careers.
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