Who should join?
Membership is open to everyone with an interest in risk management.
To apply for membership simply choose the most appropriate grade from the grade structure on the left, and then complete and return the relevant application form.
The Institute of Risk Management is risk management's leading professional education and training body. It is a not-for-profit organisation owned and governed by its members, who are all practising risk professionals. Whether you see risk management as your profession or as a key skill, IRM membership can support you throughout your career.
Why should you join?
Membership provides you with information, networking opportunities and recognition.
- Risk Management Professional, the Institute's quarterly magazine
- Email newsletter
- Access to the Online Resource Centre
- Discounts on relevant activities such as conferences and events from third parties
- Free subscriptions to relevant risk-related publications
- Access to the members' only section of the website which includes the members' discussion forum
- Free member briefings on topical issues
The complete list of membership benefits.
Do I need a qualification to join?
No, there are seven grades of membership starting with Affiliate, which has no entry requirements and is open to everyone with an interest in risk management. Affiliate members receive all of the member benefits apart from the designatory letters and voting rights. There are specific entry requirements for all other grades.
Which grade is appropriate?
If you hold the the International Certificate in Risk Management you can join as a Certificant. If you hold the International Diploma in Risk Management you can join as a Member or a Graduate. In addition, there is a Fellowship grade for senior risk managers (who are members).
IRM Certificate and Diploma students become IRM Student members for the duration of their studies. Alternatively if you have a risk-related qualification then you could join as a Specialist member.
For more details, and to find out which grade of membership is most suitable
for you, see Which
grade? For a full description of the different membership
grades, see the Grade structure.