Why is FRM® Certification Important?
Globally Recognized FRM® Certification
The FRM certification (Financial Risk Manager) is one of the most highly recognized risk management designations. It is issued by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP®).
Risk management is an extremely important part of finance. A risk manager’s role involves observing the potential risks of investments, markets, and transactions.
By obtaining the FRM designation, a risk manager portrays that they have the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed in a position as a financial risk manager. The FRM certification is very difficult to obtain, therefore, it is very important for FRM candidates to be prepared for the intensive study process, exam and work experience process. Bionic Turtle’s study materials go in-depth to help you understand the concepts that are tested on the FRM Exam so you can feel confident in achieving your certification. visit our FRM Part I or FRM Part 2 pages to choose the study package that fits your needs!
Obtaining the Financial Risk Manager designation is one of the first steps of developing a career in risk management. The FRM designation puts risk managers ahead of their peers, giving them a vast advantage when applying for risk management positions. Since the FRM is one of the most difficult financial designations to obtain, it makes certified risk managers stand out to hiring managers.
Certified risk managers also acquire a wide range of educational benefits. Obtaining the FRM certification requires intensive study time, which makes the process of acquiring an FRM designation a huge learning experience. There are also networking benefits to obtaining the FRM and gaining this designation is a great way to increase your professional network and discover new career opportunities.
Obtaining your FRM certification gives you credibility and global recognition. GARP has approximately 150,000 members within 195 countries. Since 2010 the FRM has shown annual growth of 16%, with their registrations in 2019 surpassing 80,000 exam candidates.
For more information about the FRM exam, including how to register for the exam and important deadlines, read through our other informational articles:
Why Should I Obtain My FRM Certification?
Many financial risk candidates have a difficult time deciding which designation would be best for them. There are many reasons that candidates should take the GARP FRM exam and pursue their certification to become a financial risk manager.
Passing the FRM exam makes you stand out from others who do not have their FRM certification!...
FRM Exam Overview, Registration Guide and Deadlines
To become a Certified FRM, candidates must pass the very difficult Financial Risk Management (FRM) exam. Candidates also have to complete two years of work experience. We put together this helpful FRM Exam Overview to help you understand the process...
FRM Exam Preparation Tips and Recommendations
Many of Bionic Turtle’s members have provided feedback with suggestions on the best practices for FRM exam preparation. Whether you use Bionic Turtle’s materials solely for your FRM exam preparation, or as a supplement to the GARP core books, depends on your individual education and...
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I took the exam in Sydney and had a similar feeling about the exam being more qualitative (but no less rigorous). However, I felt I was better prepared thanks to the BT's relentless focus on throwing real life examples and methods.
I subscribed to BT for my Part 1 FRM exam and just wanted to say thanks for the depth and breadth of the study materials and practice questions. I found out that I scored in the top quartile of every topic and I absolutely could not have done this without using BT - I spent many, many hours going over the practice questions and answers! I wanted to express my appreciation and gratitude to your team for your hard work in creating these materials. Thanks!
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Passed first time. Happy all the hard work paid off. BT was the right choice. Thanks David and Nicole for your work and commitment.
Passed! 1,4,1,2,1,4! Thank you David and Nicole for your efforts! Thank you BT! Couldn't have done it otherwise. I'm a mechanical engineer who had a career in petroleum services, then I decided to switch career to financial risk management. Passed part 1 from the first time with top quartiles and passed part 2 from the first time as well. All with BT! BT is always the recommendation I give to people aiming at the FRM designation! Thank you again!
Passed Part I and Part II first time - absolutely could not have done it without BT. Like a few others I didn't even both buying the GARP books for Part II and went solely with BT materials. Just read, answered questions, watched videos, read, more questions, and... more questions! All the practice question taking looked to pay off. Thanks again Bionic Turtle for a great curriculum. Keep up the fantastic work!