Certified ISO 31000 Risk Manager and IEC/ISO 31010 Risk Assessment Methodologies (3 Days)

Mastering risk assessment and optimal risk management based on ISO 31000 and IEC/ISO 31010

In this three-day intensive course, the participants develop the competence to master a model for implementing risk management processes throughout their organization using the ISO 31000:2009 and IEC/ISO 31010:2009 standards as a reference framework. Based on practical exercises, participants acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to perform an optimal risk assessment and manage risks in time by being familiar with their life cycle. During this training, we will present the ISO 31000 general risk management standard, the process model it recommends, and how companies may use the standard and its companion risk assessment tools document IEC/ISO 31010

Who should attend?

  • Risk managers
    Business Process Owners
    Business Finance Managers
    Business Risk Managers
    Regulatory Compliance Managers
    Project Management
    Persons responsible for information security or conformity within an organization

Learning objectives

  • To understand the concepts, approaches, methods and techniques allowing an effective risk management according to ISO 31000
    To understand the relationship between the risk management and the compliance with the requirements of different stakeholders of an organization
    To acquire the competence to implement, maintain and manage an ongoing risk management program according to ISO 31000
    To acquire the competence to effectively advise organizations on the best practices in risk management

Course Agenda

Day 1: Introduction, risk management framework according to ISO 31000

  • Concepts and definitions related to risk management
    Risk management standards, frameworks and methodologies
    Implementation of a risk management framework
    Understanding an organization and its context

Day 2: Risk identification and assessment, risk evaluation, treatment, acceptance, communication and surveillance according to ISO 31000

  • Risk identification
    Risk analysis and risk evaluation
    Risk treatment
    Risk acceptance and residual risk management
    Risk communication and consultation
    Risk monitoring and review

Day 3: Exam and risk assessment methodologies according to IEC/ISO 31010

  • Certified ISO 31000 Risk Manager Exam (2 hours)
    DELPHI technique
    HAZOP – Hazard & Operability Analysis
    SWIFT – The Structured ‘What If’ Technique
    HACCP - Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point
    Scenario analysis
    FMEA & FMECA analysis
    FTA analysis
    Cause and effect diagram



Educational approach

  • This training is based on both, theory and practice:
    - Sessions of lectures illustrated with examples based on real cases
    - Practical exercises
    - Review exercises to assist the exam preparation
    - Practice test similar to the certification exam
    To benefit from the practical exercises, the number of training participants is limited


  • The “Certified ISO 31000 Risk Manager” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). The exam covers the following competence domains:
    - Domain 1: Fundamental principles and concepts in risk management
    - Domain 2: Risk management program
    - Domain 3: Risk assessment
    - Domain 4: Risk treatment
    - Domain 5: Risk communication, monitoring and improvement
    The “Certified ISO 31000 Risk Manager” exam is available in different languages (the complete list of languages can be found in the examination application form)
    Duration: 2 hours
    For more information about the exam, refer to the PECB section on ISO 31000 Risk Manager Exams


  • After successfully completing the “ISO 31000 Risk Manager” exam, participants can apply for the credentials of Certified ISO 31000 Provisional Risk Manager or Certified ISO 31000 Risk Manager, depending on their level of experience.
    A certificate will be issued to the participants who successfully pass the exam and comply with all the other requirements related to the selected credential
    For more information about the ISO 31000 certifications and PECB certification process, refer to the PECB section on ISO 31000 Risk Manager Certifications

General information

  • Exam and certification fees are included in the training price
    A student manual containing over 400 pages of information and practical examples will be distributed to the participants
    A participation certificate of 21 CPD (Continuing Professional Development) credits will be issued to the participants
    In case of failure of an exam, participants are allowed to retake the exam for free under certain conditions.
    ISO 31000 and IEC/ISO 31010 are guidance standards on risk management and are not certifiable standards for an organization

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