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Validating professional skills for a brighter future

Bankers at every level of their career benefit from relevant qualifications, knowledge, and skillsets to continuously advance their careers. RMA is committed to helping cultivate the next generation of risk management professionals through our certificates and well-known Credit Risk Certification (CRC). 

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RMA's Credit Risk Certification is a professional designation for credit and lending professionals. It demonstrates a commitment to the credit risk industry and a high level of industry knowledge.

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Credit Analysis Certificate

Member Price: $170

Nonmember Price: $325

Validate your entry-level training program with this exam and certificate meant for early-career individuals who have a fundamental basis in credit risk analysis and are seeking to demonstrate their comprehension. This certificate is awarded after the participant scores 80% or higher on a 70-question online exam. The exam covers topics including:

  • Cash flow and financial statement analysis
  • Structuring commercial loans
  • Personal financial statement/tax return analysis
  • Business tax return analysis
  • Industry and market analysis

Individuals who pass the exam demonstrate comprehension of these skills, thereby helping you validate training outcomes within your institution. All of the essentials that are tested have been determined by subject matter experts and bankers.


ORM Fundamentals Certificate

Member Price: $170

Nonmember Price: $325

Prepare for the next steps in your/your employees ORM career with the Operational Risk Management (ORM) Fundamentals Certificate, created to validate an institution’s entry-level ORM training program and/or identify any gaps in training. It is intended to be taken by individuals new to the operational risk discipline who have recently completed training. 

The certificate is awarded to the participant after they score 80% or higher on a 30-question online exam. The exam covers topics including:

  • Introduction to Operational Risk
  • Information Security in Operational Risk
  • Internal Loss Events
  • Key Risk Indicators
  • Quantitative Modeling of Operational Risk
  • Risk and Control Self-Assessments
  • Understanding External Losses for a Robust OpRisk Program
  • Understanding the Boundaries Between Credit Risk and Operational Risk
  • Understanding the Value of Scenario Analysis in Operational Risk

Individuals who pass the exam confirm they have a solid understanding of general Operational Risk concepts.  


Credit Essentials Certificate

The Credit Essentials Certificate is awarded to students who pass the Credit Essential Course exam. Students can prove their commercial credit risk knowledge and skills by passing this exam. Earning this type of financial risk management certificate differentiates them from other job candidates when seeking employment in the world of banking.

If you are a college or university interested in including this course as part of your curriculum, click below to learn more about our University Membership. 


MinBanc Foundation

MinBanc Foundation Grants

Are you employed by a minority- or women-owned bank? RMA has partnered with MinBanc, which reimburses training costs for minority- and women-owned banks. To learn more or apply, visit