CRP Introduction Our Mission
The Institute of Crisis and Risk Management Limited ("ICRM") is established to
be a professional self-regulatory organization to benefit the public in Hong
Kong by fostering professional standards in business crisis and risk management
planning and solutions.
Crisis and risk management planning is a relatively young field. As a concept
and occupation, it emerged more than twenty years ago and has steadily evolved
since then. In Hong Kong, crisis and risk management services are not yet fully
regulated by any regulatory bodies. While different institutions including
academic tertiary institutions, business and commercial organizations, public
and private organizations, industrial sectors, accounting firms, banks,
independent financial advisors and insurance companies are offering different
risk and crisis management planning services to their clients under different
marketing initiatives, there is no single designation in the market that will be
immediately recognized by consumers to represent certified risk planning
professionals. Moreover, there are very few quality and proper education and
training programs available in the local market. Many multi-national and
national organizations thus have to arrange their own in-house training programs
at substantial costs.
In view of the dynamic changes in the business environment, and in response to
high demand from a variety of bodies and corporations interested in this
professional services, the need for Certified Risk Planners (CRP) will assist
business investors and/or self-enterprises in formulating and implementing
investment strategies that will meet with the long-term financial goals of the
investors is imminent. In summary, it is timely for ICRM to introduce the CRP
program in Hong Kong to ensure that the consumers are getting quality advice
from certified professionals.
ICRM & CRP Certification
Established in March 2001, ICRM is authorized to be the sole licensing body for
the Certified Risk Planner - CRP; and the CRP designated logo marks in Hong
Kong. As the professional designation of CRP, ICRM is committed in promoting the
CRP mark as the highest professional standard of competence and ethical practice
in the business and commercial industry. ICRM will speak with one voice and one
designation to regulators, the media, and the public about what the profession
of certified risk planner is all about.
The professional designation of Certified Risk Planner (CRP) is widely accepted
and recognized by different academic institutions and business and commercial
industries in Hong Kong. It is a matter of absolute discretion for individual
employers and/or organizations to recognize any qualification to which this
course may lead.
Use of CRP marks in Hong Kong
Use of CRP marks in Hong Kong is restricted to licensees who are authorized to
have such rights by ICRM. Overseas CRP licensees are required to indicate the
country in which they are licensed such as "CRP (HK)" when they distribute their
business cards or other applicable materials containing the CRP Marks in Hong
ICRM and CRP Board reserve the right to take legal actions against any misuses
of the CRP Marks in Hong Kong and misrepresentation of matters related to ICRM.
CRP, CERTIFIED RISK PLANNER and are common law certification marks owned by The
Institute of Crisis and Risk Management Hong Kong Limited is the marks licensing
authority for the CRP marks in Hong Kong, through agreement with CRP Board.