Applying for RRP

All you need to know to submit an application today.

Application options

You can apply for Registered Risk Practitioner (RRP) status with ALARM in one of two ways:

Standard route

Applicants must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible qualifications: These can include qualifications from risk management institutes, higher education bodies, and a range of professional associations. A full breakdown is available here.
  • Experience: A minimum of two years practical experience in a risk practitioner role over the past five years.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD): At least ten CPD points gained in two or more categories in the past 18 months. A maximum of eight points may be claimed in categories 1-5 and five points in categories 6-8:
  1. Continuing education and development - two points per course attended or module completed
  2. Conferences, seminars, and workshops - two points per event attended
  3. Development/delivery of risk management training - two points per course developed or presented
  4. Professional papers - two points per professional presentation or paper published
  5. Development or introduction of risk management procedures or practices - two points per policy
  6. Membership of ALARM or other professional association committees - one point per activity
  7. Membership of an ALARM group - one point per activity
  8. Associate training (for example soft skills to assist in carrying out your job role) - one point per activity.

Once you meet the criteria, simply request a copy of the application form from and return it alongside proof of meeting the above qualifications.

Please note - some applicants may be required to pay an initial registration fee (where applicable).

Non-standard route

If you don't hold one of the listed professional/degree qualifications there is no need to panic, we have an alternative route to achieving RRP status.

This approach relies on a combination of Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL), experience and Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL): This involves submitting a proposal as part of an initial assessment tool, and the allocation of suitable assessors (if appropriate). Assessors will then agree with you on what evidence to submit, to demonstrate learning at a level equal to the qualifications required for the standard route. This can take several forms including reports, portfolios etc. Find out more about APEL.

Experience: At least five years in a risk practitioner role is required, gained within the past ten years.

Continuing Professional Development: The same requirement as that of the standard application route, i.e. a minimum of ten CPD points, gained in two or more categories, within the previous 18 months.

Once you meet the criteria

Start by viewing the Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning guidance and send a non-standard route application to, along with a copy of your CV, for initial consideration.

Final stages

If your application is successful (via either route) you will receive a certificate to confirm your RRP status for either 12 months, or for the duration of your ALARM membership. You will also be entered on to the Register of Risk Practitioners.

The next steps

To apply or renew, the applications forms can be downloaded below or if you have any queries, please contact our team today.

Application fees

These are payable on application and cover all administration costs, in addition to the first year’s registration:

  • ALARM full members: FREE
  • ALARM associate, retired, unemployed, or honorary members: £50 +VAT
  • Non-members: £100 +VAT

Payment can be made by cheque payable to ’ALARM’. Alternatively you can contact us on 01297 680417 to make payment by card. (Terms and conditions apply)

Appeals procedure

In the event that an applicant has been unsuccessful and believes the decision is unjust, they have a right to appeal following our appeals procedure.


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