Latin American risk management association Alarys joins RIMS, PARIMA and IRMSA to become the fourth association to offer Ferma’s rimap programme

Ferma and Latin American risk management association ALARYS have signed an agreement which allows ALARYS to offer the Ferma certification to its members in Latin American and Caribbean islands.

Jo willaert ferma

rimap holders must earn CPD points every two years to renew their certification as part of the rimap lifelong learning principle.

ALARYS will now develop a rimap preparation course for certification candidates, and its educational activities will be eligible for rimap continuing professional development (CPD) points.

The presidents of the two organisations, Jo Willaert of Ferma and Jorge Luzzi of ALARYS, signed the agreement at the Ferma General Assembly in Brussels. Ferma has also agreed mutual recognition of CPD activities with the US risk management association RIMS, the Pan-Asia Association PARIMA, and IRMSA in South Africa, in addition to ALARYS.

Said Jo Willaert: “Ferma has long had close connections with ALARYS, especially through the two associations’ joint members, Spain’s AGERS and Portugal’s APOGERIS. This agreement underlines the strength of that relationship and also shows that Ferma rimap is receiving broader international as well as European recognition.”

Jorge Luzzi, a former president of FERMA, said: “This agreement expresses the strong interest of the Latin American and Caribbean risk management community to harmonise professional skills and best practices with those developed in Europe. We also believe that risk managers in Europe with strong connections to our region will gain from the closer links between our two organisations and our education and training programmes.”