Associate in Risk Management - Explained
What is an Associate in Risk Management?
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What is an Associate in Risk Management?
The Associate in Risk Management is a professional designation awarded by the Insurance Institute of America to those persons who complete the required three written exams the general risk management aspects. The program focuses on the science of risk management, which includes means of reducing, avoiding, and managing risks.
What Does an Associate in Risk Management Do?
The ARM program helps professionals working in the insurance industry to enhance their skills in risk management. The training teaches them how to implement and build a balanced risk management strategy by use of transfer, retention, and hybrids. The ARM designation holders are seen as individuals who are capable of making sound decisions when it comes to risk management, business losses, and organizations exposure. They are also considered to be competent in handling risk management related issues in the following areas:
- Legal foundations of property
- Net income loss exposure
The ARM title qualifies an individual to take up an associate risk manager job. The job involves responsibilities such as company risk identification, assessment, and control. An individual holding this position is also responsible for developing an internal self-insurance program or securing insurance with the right amount for a firm. Also, it is the duty of the risk managers to do a projection and determine where things are likely to go wrong. He or she is then required to do an estimation of the risk involved and come up with a program to help reduce the impact of the problem. Note that risk managers must also put into consideration the recovery cost in case of an incident. The ARM program is generally recommended for the following category of professionals:
- Risk managers, consultants, and analysts
- Chief Finance Officers
- Agency principles
- Claims analysts and managers
- Business continuity, safety, supply chain, and safety
- Cyber risk professionals
- Public entity risk managers
- Agents and brokers
- Executives and line of business managers
- Data analytics professionals
- Executive concerned with risks
- Employee benefits managers
- Any person who makes decisions related to risks
ARM Program Course and Exam Requirements
A candidate who wants to earn the ARM designation, he or she must complete the required three-course and pass the exam. Also required is for the candidate to pass the ethics requirements. Required Courses The ARM program offers a course level known as intermediate. The course duration is about 9 to 12 months. The candidate must do the following coursework:
- ARM 54- The Management Principles and practices of risk management
- ARM 55- Treating and Assessing Risk
- ARM 56- Financial and Risk Strategies and Considerations
Note that the course materials are available at the test center authority, and a candidate is required to purchase them. The mode of study for the ARM course is a self-study course. A candidate must complete the course before taking exams.
Exams administration is on a computer, and they are available in testing-month windows. They include:
- 15 January to 15 March
- 15 April to 15 June
- 15 July to 15 September
- 15 October to 15 December
However, note that a candidate cant take the exams more than two times in one testing-month window. A candidate can only take the exam four times in a calendar year. The ARM program provides free practice exams for its applicants.
ARMs Designation Benefits
- It helps insurance firms to meet the rating requirements from the agency by applying practical tools that will assist in initiating and implementing a strategic program
- It empowers employees to make more informed decisions so that they can do risk management optimization
- It enables the organizations employees to be able to effectively communicate a consult with serious stakeholders where they share international recognized guidelines
- What is insurance?
- Captive Agent
- Independent Agent
- Captive Insurance Company
- Combined Ratio
- Claims Adjuster
- Capital at Risk
- Assigned Risk
- Incurred But Not Reported
- Qualified Actuary
- Cession (Re-Insurance)
- Burning Cost Ratio
- What is an insurance contract?
- Accidental Means
- Anti-stacking Provisions
- What is an insurable interest?
- What are the common categorizations of insurance?
- National Association of Insurance Commissioners
- Insurance Regulatory Information System
- American Academy of Actuaries Definition
- American Association of Insurance Services Definition
- American Council of Life Insurance Definition
- American Insurance Association Definition
- American Risk and Insurance Association Definition
- LLoyd's of London
- Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) Definition
- Associate in Loss Control Management Definition
- Associate in Marine Insurance Management Definition
- Associate in Personal Insurance Definition
- Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) Definition
- Associate in Risk Management Definition
- Associate in Commercial Underwriting Definition
- Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance Definition
- Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance Definition
- Chartered Insurance Professional Definition
- Chartered Life Underwriter Definition
- Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Definition
- Vehicle insurancePrivate Passenger Auto Insurance Risk Profile
- Underinsured Motorist Coverage
- Uninsured Motorist Coverage
- Omnibus Clause
- Health Maintenance Organization
- Capitated Contract
- Point of Service Plan
- Children's Health Insurance Program
- Disability Insurance?
- Credit Disability Insurance
- Life Insurance?
- Cash Surrender Value
- Absolute Beneficiary
- Acceleration Life Insurance
- Accelerated Benefit
- Accelerated Option
- Accelerative Endowment
- Charitable Gift Life Insurance
- Incontestability Clause
- Waterfall Concept
- Assumed Interest Rate
- Clean Sheeting
- Hazard Insurance
- Homeowners, Renters, and Fire Insurance?
- Participating Community (Flood Insurance)
- Insurance Considerations for Business
- Business Liability Insurance
- Commercial General Liability
- Liability Risk Retention Act
- Excess Insurance and Umbrella Insurance Policy
- Business Interruption Insurance
- Key Person Insurance Definition
- Own-Occupation Policy
- Self-Funded Health Insurance Plan
- Basket Retention Policy
- Commercial Blanket Bond
- Alternative Risk Transfer Market Definition
- Commercial Property Casualty Market Index Survey
- What are the primary obligations of the insurer?
- Earned Premium
- Reservation of Rights Letter
- Collateral Source Rule
- What are the primary obligations of the insured?
- Insurance Premium
- Affidavit of Loss
- What is the general structure of an insurance contract?
- Ambiguity Principle
- Accommodation Line
- What are the common disputed provisions in an insurance contract?
- Absolute Exclusion
- All Risks Clause
- What is required for the termination of an insurance contract?
- Risk Management
- Professional Risk Manager
- Associate in Management (AIM)
- Financial Risk Manager
- Forecasting (Business)
- Objective Probability
- Unconditional Probability
- Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
- Operational Risk
- Business Recovery Risk
- Political Risk
- Asset Protection
- Performance Bond
- Barra Risk Factor Analysis Definition
- Above Ground Risk (Mining Industry)
- Bumbershoot Policy (Maritime)
- Abandonment Clause (Boat or Vessel)
- Bobtail Liability Insurance (Trucking Industry)
- Anti-Indemnity Statute (Construction)