ORM Foundation

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Dates & Times

2-day course

6 - 7 June 2022

icon-clock  09:00 - 16:00 (CET) 

A 3-day course, for certification at Risk Manager level is also available.

ORM Risk Manager Course

Additional Information

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Programme Overview

Programme Overview


Designed and delivered by leading experts in the field in partnership with PECB, the purpose of the ORM Certification is to provide the required knowledge that Operational Risk Managers need to enter, manage and lead the operational risk discipline in financial services.

The content of this programme covers various published sources, market standards, general market practice, as well as findings from recent research. The intention is to collate as much relevant knowledge for professional development as possible in one programme. This will provide a comprehensive view of ORM standards and theory, and the best market practices for professionals in the field.

The qualified trainers, course content and related exams help professionals acquire and demonstrate the skills and ability to execute their function effectively and gain professional recognition in the field.

Upon completion of the training course, you can take the relevant exam and apply to be ‘PECB Certified Operational Risk Manager’. Candidates can select the coverage and examination required to obtain the certification at:

  • ORM Foundation (2-day course)
  • Operational Risk Manager (3-day course)
  • Operational Risk Lead Manager levels (5-day course)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the regulatory requirements and best practices of operational risk management in the financial services
  • Learn how to establish and operate an operational risk management framework in the context of a financial organization
  • Understand the approaches, methods, and tools to identify, assess, mitigate, and monitor operational risk in the financial services industry
  • Understand core components of the course curriculum, including: ORM framework, regulatory context, risk appetite, risk assessment, incident data collection, key risk indicators, risk culture, scenario analysis, capital assessment, and reputation risk.

Who should attend?

The certification course is intended for stakeholders from a variety of audiences, including:

  • Chief risk officers
  • Heads of operational risk
  • Risk directors, risk managers, risk officers and risk analysts
  • Business line managers in charge of managing their risks
  • Senior managers and managers who seek guidance on operational risk management
  • Compliance officers
  • Internal auditors
  • Regulators
  • Consultants
  • Students and professionals interested in advancing their careers in operational risk management

Certification Levels

PECB Certified Operational Risk Managament Foundation

6 - 7 June 2022

  • 2-day course
  • Beginner level
  • 12 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit points

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PECB Certified Operational Risk Manager

6 - 8 June 2022

  • 3-day course
  • Intermediate level
  • 18 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit points
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PECB Certified Operational Risk Lead Manager

6 - 10 June 2022

  • 5-day course
  • Advanced level
  • 30 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credit points

2-Day Course Agenda: ORM Foundation Certification 

Day 1

Block 1:  Regulatory Context and Risk Governance

  1. Regulatory context
  2. The role of governance
  3. Three Lines Model
  4. The role of risk committees

Block 2:  Framework and Policies

  1. ORM framework
  2. The role of policies and procedures
  3. Operational risk policy and minimum standards

Block 3:  Risk Appetite

  1. Industry guidance on risk appetite
  2. Structure of actionable risk appetite
  3. Communicating risk appetite

Day 2

Block 4:  Incident Data Collection

  1. Incident data collection standards
  2. Categorizing risk events
  3. Roles and responsibilities in incident data collection
  4. Analyzing and reporting on incident data
  5. Learning from external loss data

Block 5:  Risk and Control Self-Assessment (RCSAs)

  1. RCSA: definition, scope and process
  2. Heatmaps and risk scales
  3. Controls and risk mitigation types
  4. Running an RCSA process and reporting on it
Why choose this course?

Why choose this course?

Educational approach

  • The training course is based on theory and best practices in operational risk management and assessment in the financial services.
  • Lecture sessions are illustrated with practical examples.
  • The participants are encouraged to communicate and engage in discussions and exercises.
  • The exercises are similar in structure with the certification exam questions.

Body of Knowledge

The body of knowledge has been developed by a team chosen for their expertise and their contribution in the field of operational risk.

This document covers the core information that underpins the ORM Certification. Its purpose is to define the theoretical and professional knowledge that candidates must demonstrate to receive the ORM Certification. The content is organized in such a way that candidates can select the coverage and examination required to obtain the certification at ORM Foundation, Operational Risk Manager and Operational Risk Lead Manager levels.

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Price and Terms

Price and Terms

The Certification course costs 1500 euros. The price covers:

  • Training course materials containing over 200 pages of information and practical examples

  • An attendance record of 12 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits 

  • Voucher to take the relevant PECB exam


  • Early bird discount of 15% for registrations before September 15th, 2021 
  • "3 + 1" formula: for every 3 participants registering from the same company, the fourth one can join for free
  • If you belong to a low-income or low purchasing power country, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss special pricing schemes

* Please note, discounts are not cumulative


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