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​Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA®) Exam Syllabus — Domain I

Organizational governance related to risk management (25-30%)

A. Assess risk management processes in the context of alignment with strategic imperatives

  1. Objectives of risk management processes
  2. Organization's risk culture
  3. Risk capacity, appetite, and tolerance of organization

B. Assess the processes related to the elements of the internal environment in which organizations seek to manage risks and achieve objectives

  1. Integrity, ethical values, and other soft controls
  2. Role, authority, responsibility, etc., for risk management
  3. Management's philosophy and operating style
  4. Legal/Organizational structure
  5. Documentation of governance-related decision-making
  6. Capabilities, in terms of people and other resources (e.g., capital, time, processes, systems, and technologies)
  7. Management of third party business relationships
  8. Needs and expectations of key internal stakeholders
  9. Internal policies

C. Assess the processes related to the elements of the external environment in which organizations seek to manage risks and achieve objectives

  1. Key external factors (drivers and trends) that may impact the objectives of the organization
  2. Needs and expectations of key external stakeholders (e.g., involved, interested, influenced)

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