About Us
The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit organization and the only globally recognized membership association for risk managers. GARP's goal is to help create a culture of risk awareness within organizations, from entry level to board level.
In the areas of financial and energy risk management, GARP sets the global standard in professional designation with the FRM (Financial Risk Manager) and ERP (Energy Risk Professional) certifications. Through our educational programs, specialized content, in-person or online events, and chapter program, GARP promotes best practices in risk management and supports ongoing professional and career development for risk managers.
GARP's corporate headquarters is in Jersey City, NJ with a regional office in London, England.


As the leading professional association for risk managers, GARP's mission is to advance the risk profession through education, training and the promotion of best practices globally.
Watch GARP's President and CEO, Rich Apostolik, discuss the association's mission.
Founded in 1996
President and CEO: Richard Apostolik
Governed by Board of Trustees comprised of leading risk management practitioners and academics
Over 150,000 members, from 195 countries and territories
Members are employed by commercial banks, central banks, investment banks, asset management firms, corporations, government agencies, and academic institutions
Over 28,000 Certified FRMs worldwide
Number of organizations with 5 or more 2013 FRM registrations: 923
Total number of Certified ERPs since program inception in 2009: 880
Certification and education programs are developed and kept current by practitioner oversight committees
For a comprehensive overview of GARP, including recent business highlights, view our fact sheet.