This course enables participants to become certified risk management professionals (Foundations level). The training and exam are based on the ISO 31000 risk management standard which can be used by organizations of any size, any industry, and any sector. In this intensive three-day course, participants develop competence in the foundations of the ISO 31000 risk management standard. Based on in-depth teaching, practical exercises and quiz questions that test their aptitude, participants acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to pass the stringent exam. They do so by becoming familiar with the vocabulary, principles, framework and the risk management process proposed in the ISO 31000 standard. During the course, we will present the ISO 31000 Risk Management Principles and Guidelines in its entirety, and much of its two companions, the ISO Guide 73:2009, and the IEC/ISO 31010:2009 Risk Assessment Techniques. (See upcoming training schedule here.)


  • To understand the vocabulary, principles, framework and risk management process in accordance with ISO 31000
  • To understand the benefits of ISO 31000 as an internationally-recognized standard adopted by more than 40 countries.
  • To acquire the competence to communicate effectively about ISO 31000 with people having different backgrounds and experience in risk management


Day 1: Introduction to risk management concepts

  • Understand the risk management vocabulary as defined by ISO 31000
  • Understand the benefits of risk management to an organization
  • Understand the ISO 31000 risk management principles and how they influence the risk management framework and process
  • A quiz and review on the elements learned during the day

Day 2: The risk management framework and process

  • Understand the risk management framework at a high level
  • Detailed presentation of the risk management process
  • Risk identification, risk analysis, risk evaluation and risk treatment
  • Many risk assessment tools recommended in IEC/ISO 31010
  • A quiz and review on the elements learned during the day

Day 3: Risk management process continued, overall review and certification exam

  • Communication and consultation
  • Monitoring and review
  • Review : Testing your knowledge with sample exam questions
  • Information regarding the validation procedure by G31000 regarding certifications
  • Exam for ISO 31000 Risk Management Professional (Foundations Level) duration: 2 hours


Attendees should read the ISO 31000 risk management standard before the course, especially the vocabulary, the principles, the framework and the process proposed in the ISO 31000 standard.


  • Our training is based both on theory and practical examples
  • Lectures include examples from real-life scenarios
  • Numerous quiz questions to assist with exam preparation
  • A limited number of participants is allowed so that all may benefit from the learning and interactions with peers


  • The exam to become “Certified ISO 31000 Risk management professional” meets the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024 standard designed to harmonize the certification process of personnel worldwide. The exam covers the five following competence domains:
    • Fundamental concepts
    • Terms and definitions
    • Principles of risk management
    • The risk management framework
    • The risk management process
    • For more information including how to become a Lead Trainer, See Exam FAQ’s
  • A certificate of “C31000 – Certified ISO 31000 Risk Management Professional” will be issued to participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to this credential.

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