Welcome to the ARM Study Group!!

The goal of this site is to promote professional development among risk management and safety professionals and to remove the barriers that prevent people from obtaining their ARM designation.  The most significant barriers are cost and and finding a class that fits with your schedule.  While a traditional classroom course can cost over $500, the ARM Study group is only $50 for each of the  ARM 54-56 courses and $100 for the ERM 57 course.  Best of all, you can access course materials 24/7 on demand via a  secure YouTube channel and/or download to your mobile device.

PLEASE NOTE:  The Institutes have published the 3rd edition of the ARM 54 textbook.  I will be hosting live ARM 54 webinars and updating the course content beginning Tuesday, October 16 from 5:30-7:00 pm Pacific time.   All webinars will be recorded and available for students to access 24/7 using a secure YouTube channel. The course will be begin on October 16 with classes held every Tuesday evening from 5:30-7:00 pm Pacific time. Due to holidays, the class may be moved from its normal time. All course material will be updated by December 31st.

The course fee is $50 and includes access to webinar recordings and course material (this does not include the textbook for the course). Once registered, a separate PayPal link will be sent for payment. To register for the live webinar, please click on the link below. 

Please visit the Course Subscription page to register and pay for courses.

Here is an example of a course recording:

About the ARM Designation

The ARM program teaches the in-depth knowledge needed to assess and respond to the numerous hazard risks your organization faces.  ARM helps you:

  • Build a strong foundation in the science of risk management
  • Gain practical skills to avoid, reduce, and manage risk
  • Learn to adapt those skills to meet changing needs
The following courses are required to earn the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation:

ARM 54—Risk Management Principles and Practices
Risk Management Standards and Guidelines; Hazard, Operational, Financial, and Strategic Risk; Risk Identification, Analysis, and Treatment; Financial Statement Risk Analysis; Capital Investment

ARM 55—Risk Assessment and Treatment
Risk Assessment and Treatment; Root Cause Analysis; Business Continuity Management; Intellectual Property, Reputation, Legal, and Regulatory Risk; Management Liability; Environmental, Crime, Cyber, and Fleet Risk

ARM 56—Risk Financing
Risk Financing; Estimating and Transferring Hazard Risk; Self-Insurance Plans; Retrospective Rating Plans; Reinsurance; Captive Insurance; Contractual Risk Transfer; Transferring Financial and Hazard Risk