COSO ERM Certificate: FAQs


Yes. The courses that comprise the COSO Enterprise Risk Management Certificate Program curriculum are available for CPAs, CAs, and other finance and accounting professionals who do not have one of these credentials or their equivalent.

All individuals pursuing the COSO Enterprise Risk Management Certificate of Education should possess a base knowledge of enterprise risk management.

Yes, all courses in the COSO Enterprise Risk Management Certificate program may qualify for CPE credit. See your state board for confirmation.

Completing the curriculum will result in earning approximately 13.5 CPE credits, which may count toward meeting your state's CPE requirements.

Actual completion of the courses is required to earn the COSO Enterprise Risk Management Certificate. CPE credit is being awarded for the courses, and the CPE standards do not allow for "testing out of" a course as a way to earn credit.

Course Content

The only COSO-authorized certificate program on the 2017 COSO ERM framework, this certificate program offers you the unique opportunity to learn the concepts and principles of the updated ERM framework and be prepared to integrate it into your organization's strategy-setting process to drive business performance.

What topics are included in the curriculum?

  • Governance and culture
  • Strategy and objective-setting
  • Performance


The cost to complete the program is $749.00 for AICPA Members and $939.00 for nonmembers.


For the online self-study option, this varies from individual to individual and is completely dependent upon the time the participant allocates to completing the coursework. You will have access to the materials for 12 months.

The online self-study must be completed in one year. The exam must be taken within 90 days of finishing the learning program.

The exam must be taken within 90 days of completing the program.

No. The COSO Enterprise Risk Management Certificate is not a professional credential or license. It is evidence of successful completion of a required course curriculum as of a point in time. As a result, it has no period for which it is deemed "active" or in-force.

We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee if for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with the program; however, program fees will be refunded on a pro-rata basis and, if there are courses where the exam has been completed and CPE credit has been granted, the full retail value for the course(s) will be deducted from the refund amount.

The program is designed for maximum efficiency for the learner. The courses are available in e-learning, allowing the individual to schedule training at their convenience. And, while the recommended time for completion is twelve months, the maximum time for completion is two years. These features should make it easy for an individual to complete the program.


This program allows you to apply the Framework and context of your own organization directly to your assignments, giving you a unique learning experience you can apply directly to your organization.

Within 10 days of completion, you will receive your certificate as a digital badge. For more information on the digital badge, please see the Digital Badge FAQs.