CGRCS Certified Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Specialist ™

Governance, risk management, and compliance are three related facets that aim to assure an organization reliably achieves objectives, addresses uncertainty and acts with integrity. Governance is the combination of processes established and executed by the directors (or the board of directors) that are reflected in the organization’s structure and how it is managed and led toward achieving goals. Risk management is predicting and managing risks that could hinder the organization from reliably achieving its objectives under uncertainty. Compliance refers to adhering with the mandated boundaries within laws and regulations and voluntary boundaries that involved company’s policies, procedures, et cetera.

GRC is a discipline that aims to synchronize information and activity across governance, and compliance in order to operate more efficiently, enable effective information sharing, more effectively report activities and avoid wasteful overlaps. Although interpreted differently in various organizations, GRC typically encompasses activities such as corporate governance, enterprise risk management (ERM) and corporate compliance with applicable laws and regulations. 

Governance describes the overall management approach through which senior executives direct and control the entire organization, using a combination of management information and hierarchical management control structures. Governance activities ensure that critical management information reaching the executive team is sufficiently complete, accurate and timely to enable appropriate management decision making, and provide the control mechanisms to ensure that strategies, directions and instructions from management are carried out systematically and effectively.

Risk management is the set of processes through which management identifies, analyzes, and, where necessary, responds appropriately to risks that might adversely affect realization of the organization’s business objectives. The response to risks typically depends on their perceived gravity, and involves controlling, avoiding, accepting or transferring them to a third party, whereas organizations routinely manage a wide range of risks (e.g. technological risks, commercial/financial risks, information security risks etc.).

Compliance means conforming with stated requirements. At an organizational level, it is achieved through management processes which identify the applicable requirements (defined for example in laws, regulations, contracts, strategies and policies), assess the state of compliance, assess the risks and potential costs of non-compliance against the projected expenses to achieve compliance, and hence prioritize, fund and initiate any corrective actions deemed necessary.

The CGRCS Certified Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Specialist ™  is a gold-standard certification that demonstrates the attainment of a defined level of technical knowledge in governance, risk management and compliance, professional practice, and ethical behavior. It forms the basis of the assessment that applicants must pass to gain CGRCS Certified Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Specialist ™ status and inclusion in the Register of The Global Academy of Finance and Management ® GAFM Certified / Chartered Professional.   

Study method: (by invitation only) / video tutorials 

Requirements:   i)  Diploma / Degree in Business, Information Technology, Finance, or equivalent ii)  You must be certified in compliance, and risk management preferably from the Global Academy of Finance and Management, or other recognized professional body    iii) 3+ years of experience   iv)  Pass the examination 

Please attach copies of certifications with your C.V. when submitting your application.

HOW TO APPLY: To qualify for the CGRCS Certified Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Specialist certification, you need to complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Mandatory Candidate Information (MCI) 
  2. Complete the payment upon receipt of the invoice
  3. Take the exam when you’re ready

Examination: email to request the examination questions when you are ready to take the exam.  Examination comprised of 40 questions; Passing grade is 70%.   Course fee:   Includes CGRCS Certified Governance, Risk Management and Compliance Specialist ™ certificate, membership certificate, examination fee, and shipping. 

Mandatory Candidate Information : please include the Title of the Certification Course that you wish to apply in the subject line when submitting the following information and attach a latest copy of your C.V. email to certification@gafm.com.my 

Full Name,  Shipping address,  Name to print on certificate,  Mobile number

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