About GARP

GARP is the world's leading professional association for risk managers, dedicated to the advancement of the profession through education, research, and the promotion of best practices.

Our Leadership Principles


Dedicated, Objective, and Globally Leading

GARP is committed to pursuing excellence and setting a high standard in risk management education, as well as providing the means to meet those standards.

2_Collab Inclusive

and Inclusive

GARP is committed to fostering an inclusive global risk community that encourages the sharing of diverse perspectives and experiences.

3_Forward Looking

and Innovative

GARP is committed to helping build a more sustainable future for our global network of risk management professionals, employees, and the world at large.

4_Independent Authentic

and Authentic

GARP is committed to leading with respect, integrity, and transparency — and instilling these values in employees at every level of the organization.

Our Products

Risk Certification
and Education

GARP's Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) Certification and Sustainability and Climate Risk (SCR®) Certificate are the leading global designations for risk managers. We also offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities, and courses in Foundations of Financial Risk (FFR®) and Financial Risk and Regulation (FRR®) to strengthen organizational risk awareness.

Research and

The GARP Benchmarking Initiative (GBI) and GARP Risk Institute (GRI) teams study the latest industry trends and determine the best approaches to addressing today’s top systemic risk issues. GBI analyzes hypothetical portfolio exercises, quantitative impact studies, and other benchmarking activities, while GRI promotes non-partisan discussions and education on climate risk.


GARP creates original, cutting-edge articles, webcasts, podcasts, and white papers for our Risk Intelligence content hub. Professionals around the world have attended our annual Risk Convention and Climate Symposium, and our Global Risk Forum and Buy Side Risk Managers Forums facilitate dialogues between leading regulators, practitioners, and academic experts.

and Engagement

GARP Membership empowers our risk community of 260,000 participants across 195 countries and territories with networking, engagement opportunities, and access to useful industry insights. Local GARP Chapters host region-specific events, where risk professionals can learn from executive practitioners and make valuable connections.


Our History

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Our Leadership

"We're dedicated to building a fun, inclusive, inspirational, and rewarding culture. We are committed to advancing the risk management profession through learning, partnering with global practitioners and industry leaders, innovating, and promoting forward thinking."

Richard Apostolik
President and CEO

Meet the individuals driving our innovation in risk education, research, benchmarking, and community engagement.

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Our Team

Our commitment to excellence starts with GARP employees. Get to know the people behind our inclusive workplace and cutting-edge programs, and how you can get involved.


Our Sustainability Efforts

GARP is constantly working toward a more sustainable future. In 2022, we established an initiative to measure and offset our greenhouse gas emissions from sources like electricity, business travel, and transportation to and from exams. We're proud to say that we've offset 479 metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions so far through projects in India, Kenya, Panama, and more, and plan to continue our efforts in the years to come.


Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

A diverse and inclusive work environment is essential to GARP's company mission. Our Diversity and Inclusion committees, employee-driven affinity groups, and mentoring programs allow us to champion different perspectives and celebrate equity — both internally and within the larger risk community.

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