Risk and AI (RAI) Certificate

Gain the knowledge you need to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) with our new Risk and AI (RAI) Certificate. 



About the RAI Program 

Developed by world-leading AI experts and senior risk practitioners, GARP’s RAI Certificate provides a historical perspective on the evolution of AI and machine learning (ML) methodologies as well as comprehensive coverage of AI tools and techniques, AI risks and risk factors, responsible and ethical AI, and governance frameworks for ensuring AI is deployed responsibly within organizations.    

  • Registration opens August 1, 2024
  • Initial Exam offered November 30 – December 8
  • 80-question multiple-choice Exam (with a 4-hour time limit)
  • Administered in-person as a computer-based test (CBT) 

2024-2025 RAI Candidate Guide

Review the RAI Candidate Guide to get a comprehensive look at the RAI curriculum, including information about sitting for the Exam, earning the Certificate, using the Program to support your career, and more.

Benefits to Candidates



Access understandable knowledge about AI tools, techniques, and related business practices regardless of your background or training.



Equip yourself to help an organization implement safe, trustworthy, AI-driven business solutions. 



Position yourself to be a leader in establishing an ethical AI culture that builds credibility in your organization’s use of AI solutions with customers, regulators, and the public.



Engage with industry colleagues to foster the sharing of ideas and insights, and opportunities for collaboration that support business partnerships and career advancement.



The RAI Certificate Program and Exam will cover the following topics: 

  • History and Overview of AI Concepts
  • AI Tools and Techniques
  • Risks and Risk Factors
  • Responsible and Ethical AI
  • Data and AI Model Governance 

The curriculum also includes practical case studies and practitioner perspective videos that illustrate real-world applications of AI. 

Frequently Asked Questions

To earn your Certificate, you’ll need to pass a multiple-choice Exam based on the learnings in the RAI curriculum.

Candidates can study the curriculum and prepare for their Exam through our GARP Learning platform, accessible via the candidate portal. GARP Learning offers a streamlined outlet featuring multimedia content, real-world case studies, and a practice RAI Exam. With the flexibility to learn at your own pace from any location, candidates can also set up a study plan that optimizes their preparation schedule and accommodates work and life commitments.

The RAI Exam is an 80-question multiple-choice Exam covering a non-technical overview of common AI tools and techniques applied today, AI risk and risk factors, governance and more. Candidates will have four hours to complete it.  

While the field of AI can be quantitative, the RAI Program is designed to be accessible to a wide range of candidates with diverse backgrounds and training. The level of mathematical difficulty is on par with an advanced undergraduate or introductory graduate level finance, statistics, or economics course at most universities.  

Note: No coding or programming is required to work through the curriculum and pass the Exam. 

The initial RAI Exam will be offered November 30 to December 8, 2024, at in-person, computer-based testing sites around the world. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration opens August 1, 2024. More information on scheduling will be available soon.

The cost during early registration is USD 650. Special pricing will be available for holders of the FRM® and ERP® designation as well as paid GARP Individual Members. More information will be available soon.

GARP offers a six-month, one-time complimentary Membership for RAI candidates who have not previously received complimentary Membership from any GARP program. If eligible, complimentary Membership will be automatically applied to your cart when you register for the RAI Exam.

RAI Certificate Holders are strongly encouraged to earn 10 credits of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per year to maintain knowledge of the latest industry risk practices and frameworks developed for the responsible use of AI. 


Become an AI Risk Leader

Registration for the first RAI Exam opens August 1, 2024!

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