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Risk Management Certificate (RMC)

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The Risk Management Certificate (RMC) will provide in-depth knowledge needed to assess and respond to the numerous hazard (insurable) risks faced by all organizations. The RMC will help prepare students for exciting careers within their major, by helping the students build a strong foundation in the science of risk management. The RMC will help students gain practical skills to avoid, reduce, and manage risk, and to develop and implement a balanced hazard risk financing strategy using retention, transfer, and hybrid strategies.


  1. Understand professional and ethical responsibilities of risk management professionals.
  2. Describe the fundamental aspects of risk management.
  3. Identify and apply standards, regulations, codes, and guidelines associated with the risk management discipline.
  4. Examine, interpret, and apply data to manage hazards and risks.
  5. Identify and describe various risks and the techniques to manage them.
  6. Identify contemporary risk management issues and the impacts of their solutions within a global and societal context.

Admission Requirements

Risk Management Certificate (RMC) applications are accepted throughout the academic year, and the students start in the Spring quarter. Any CWU matriculated or non-matriculated student interested in improving their career opportunities can obtain the RMC. For details about the application procedures, contact the SHM Program Director Dr. Sathy Rajendran at

Graduation Requirements

Students will receive the RMC after completion of the requirements with a 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0) as a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the RMC coursework.

Program Requirements

A minimum grade of “C-” is required in each of the courses used to satisfy the RMC.


Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
SHM 454Risk Management Principles and Practices4
SHM 455Risk Assessment and Treatment4
SHM 456Risk Financing for Safety and Health Management4
SHM 482Evolving Issues in Risk Management1
 Total Credits(13)


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