We are accepting registrations now. Registration is online through this registration Page

Once you have completed registration and then made payment, you can access your Course Workbook via your student page. We will send you these credentials by email. Note that once you have downloaded the Workbook we cannot make a refund.

Students must undertake a minimum 150  hours of study and learning before being ready for the examination.

There will be an online only exam, rather than physical centres, based on 50 multiple choice questions which must be completed within 75 minutes.  Students will be given access to a voucher code to book their exam, 3 months following course registration.

One attempt at the exam is included in the course fee. In the event a student does not pass the exam first time and requests a re-sit, the student needs to register again for the exam and secure a new time slot through the Candidate Portal within the timescale advised when you register for the course. An additional charge applies for re-sits. Students can obtain and pay for re-sits via the web portal. The web pages also list the pricing related to taking exams and re-sits.

Exam Vouchers can only be obtained from the IOR website and will have an expiry date

The voucher will have an expiry date of 12 months. Due to periodic course book revisions, IOR expects students to take the exams within 3-6 months of the voucher issue.

The exam can only be taken on a PC, laptop, MacBook Pro or iMAC that you have ‘Admin’ rights to, where you are allowed to install new software applications. You will need to download a software application in order for the invigilator (online exam supervisor) to be able to observe you during the exam. Tablet devices will not be compatible with the invigilating software that needs to be installed before the examination can begin.  If you are planning to use a computer at work, please check with your employer that you can install the invigilating software.

This will depend on if your employer will allow you to install the invigilating software.  You must check first.

It will not be possible to take the exam on any form of tablet or mobile phone device, unless a Windows type, as the invigilating software currently cannot run on this type of device

An online ‘invigilator’ will be installed on your computer and will check security and compliance with the “closed book” requirements.  There may be some limited technology restrictions and at this time we cannot accept tablets or Macs. These restrictions will be confirmed prior to any student signing up and making payment

As soon as you have completed your online exam you will see a provisional result on your screen.  You will receive a confirmed result within 48 hours.  If you have been successful, your Certificate will be issued in PDF format within two weeks of the confirmed result.

Only one re-sit is permitted

At the moment to Certificate in Operational Risk Management is only available as an online exam.  It may be that in future it is offered at specialised examination centres.

The course (i.e. Workbook study, Workplace Reflection exercises and Learning Activities) is expected to take you at least 150 hours to complete. Students cannot take the exam within the first 3 months of study.

Once we have received payment you will receive an email with the relevant details, sent to the email address provided, and you will then have access. Please note that you may need to check your junk or spam folder. You may also need to check with your employer if any external emails to a work email will be caught by their firewall. We suggest you check with your employer first before seeking an update from

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