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IIRSM Training Approval Scheme

Training approval brings the value of IIRSM's independent brand and educational standards together with your expertise to form an attractive and competitive partnership for the delivery of quality training.

We consider approving courses from all risk-related disciplines including, but not limited to, business continuity, crisis management, emergency planning, environmental management, health & safety, insurance, operational risk, quality management, security and project risk management.

We approve training of all formats, from face-face to eLearning, and will work with you to achieve approval.

The process provides an independent endorsement that your training meets the quality standards expected by the risk and business community.



Getting your training approved by us, provides you with the following benefits:

  • An independent endorsement of quality and relevance by industry peers.
  • Greater authority and distinction providing a competitive edge.
  • Use of IIRSM’s ‘Approved Course’ logo on promotional and course materials.
  • Your courses listed on IIRSM’s website.
  • Jointly badged delegate certificates.
  • Discounted IIRSM membership for delegates who attend your approved courses.
  • Discounted corporate membership to further your alliance with an independent risk institute, and access to a wide range of resources and networking opportunities.

Our training approval process assesses:

  • Trainer competence
  • Learning experience
  • Technical content and accuracy
  • Training facilities
  • Quality control

There are four steps to gain training approval - and we aim to complete all standard assessments within 6 weeks.

Step 1 - Compile and submit your application

Read through the Training Approval Scheme Information and Guidance and then compile and submit your application.

Step 2 - Pre-screening

Your application will be reviewed by a member of the Professional Development team to ensure completeness of your application.

Step 3 - Detailed review

Your application will be sent to an independent, appropriately qualified assessor for a detailed review.

Step 4 - Decision notification

You will be notified of the outcome of the detailed review.


The non-refundable application fee operates on a sliding scale depending on the number of courses you are submitting.

Where courses are particularly complex or niche, an additional fee may be charged. You will be notified of this in advance of processing your application.  

All fees are subject to VAT for those paying in the UK.

If you pay the full application fee upfront for the 3 year approval period, you will receive a 10% discount. However, you can pay by 3 annual instalments if you wish to spread the cost.

No. of courses

Application fee paid upfront - includes a 10% discount

Application fee paid by instalments

1 - 5

£1,107 (save £123)

£410 per year

6 - 10

£2,228 (save £248)

£825 per year

11 - 15

£3,335 (save £371)

£1,235 per year

16 - 20

£4,455 (save £495)

£1,650 per year

Please contact us if you wish to submit more than 20 course to discuss fees payable.

Please refer to the Training Approval Scheme Information and Guidance for more information on fees.


Prior to completing your application, please read through the Training Approval Scheme Information and Guidance document, which can be downloaded below.

If you have any questions, about completing your application, please do get in touch with our team at or +44 (0)20 8741 9100.

All applications and supporting evidence should be sent to