Foundations of
Financial Risk (FFR®)

A self-study online course

Get an introduction to the key concepts in risk management

Who is this course for?


Foundations of Financial Risk is an excellent introduction for professionals with one to three years' experience in risk, compliance, treasury, financial IT, operations, trading, auditing, commercial/retail banking, and insurance.


Course Overview

From the back office to the trading room floor, risk affects nearly every aspect of the financial world. Learn the most essential risk topics with this comprehensive course designed for professionals who are new to risk. The course gives a broad overview of key topics like credit, market, operational risk, insurance risk, and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision’s regulatory principles (Basel Accords).

FFR Course Benefits



The self-study format allows you to learn on your own schedule.



The course was developed by risk practitioners to reflect the current international standards.



Foundations of Financial Risk was designed to be easy to understand, even for those with little to no experience in the field.



Candidates who successfully complete the course will earn a printable certificate.

What’s Included

Enrollment includes six months of access to an eLearning platform.

  • eBook
  • Slide Tutorials
  • Downloadable Study Guide
  • Example Questions
  • Quizzes
  • Case Studies
  • Practice Test
  • Online Knowledge Assessment with Unlimited Retakes
  • Downloadable Certificate upon Successful Completion

Course Pricing

USD 199


USD 150


Frequently Asked Questions

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You will have six months from the date of paid registration to take the online assessment. If you fail or do not take it within the six-month registration period, you must re-register and pay another full registration fee.

If you have little industry experience or are not well-versed in banking risk-related issues, we recommend that you spend additional study time reviewing the materials before sitting for the online assessment.

The assessment consists of 70 multiple-choice questions and must be completed in 120 minutes. Test results will be provided immediately upon completion by clicking on the results button. A passing score is 49 out of 70 questions (70%).

The Foundations of Financial Risk assessment is a self-study multiple-choice test. You only need to complete the online e-access modules to complete the Foundations of Financial Risk program.

You can print out your certificate once you have passed the online assessment and completed all of the modules in the course. It can be found in your eLearning account.

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