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Exam for ERMAP

What is the EBA?

EBA or Exam-Based Assessment, is part of the ERMA Certification Pathways, which will enable a candidate to participate in a professional assessment, leading to one of ERMA’s professional designations. The EBA is available through two sub-pathways, the online EBA, where participants are required to take an online exam, and the onsite EBA, where participants are required to undergo in a paper-based test conducted in a physical facility prepared by an Exam Partner, officially appointed by ERMA.


What will be assessed in the EBA?

In the EBA, the assessment will be focused on Technical Competency, as well as the Behavioral Competency. The technical competency section is divided into 3 components: Principles of Risk Management, Risk Management Framework, and Risk Management Process. While the behavioral or soft competencies part would assess you through questions that are focused on disclosing examples of the participant’s professional behavior in the past.

Each component of the technical competencies has four levels of proficiency from level 1 to level 4, as can be seen in the ERMA competency standard.

How many questions are there in the EBA?

It consists of 150 multiple choice questions, divided into two question types:

  • Technical Competency Section: The first part of the exam contains 140 questions, each of them carries a weight of 1 point. The questions are focused on ERM technical competency, and each of them represents a certain level of proficiency.
  • Behavioral Competency Section: The second part of the exam contains 10 behavioral competency questions, each of them weighs 2 points.

What is the passing grade?

The maximum score of the EBA is 160 points, and the required passing grade for ERMAP is 60% of the maximum score or 96 points.

Will I receive any reading materials?

Once registration is complete, you will have 20-day access to our EBA Portal. During that time, you will be able to access: 
  • Exam study materials (6 modules), to help you in facing the exam
  • Exam simulation, to familiarise yourself with the exam format

The EBA reading material series, consisted of the 6 modules, as follow:

  1. Introduction to ERM
  2. Introduction to ISO 31000
  3. Principles of Risk Management
  4. Framework of Risk Management
  5. Process of Risk Management
  6. ISO 31000 Glossary
Our reading material has covered all aspects of the exam that would help you to prepare for the exam. In addition to these materials, we also suggest you to obtain a copy of the ISO 31000.

How much is the exam?

The EBA registration fee is USD 500, which includes: 
  • Exam study materials (6 modules), to help you in facing the exam
  • Access to Exam simulation, to familiarize yourself with the exam format
  • Exam fee
  • Certification fee should you pass the exam