Apply for Registered Risk Practitioner (RRP) status


Application fees

Payable on application, covering all administration costs and the first year’s registration:

  • Alarm full Members: FREE
  • Alarm associate/retired/honorary Members: £50 +VAT
  • Non-members: £100 +VAT


Payment can be made by cheque payable to ’Alarm’ or contact us on 0333 123 0007 to make payment by card. View the RRP scheme terms and conditions

There are two ways to apply for RRP status:

1. The standard route

The standard route requires a combination of:

  • Qualifications - View the eligible qualifications. These include qualifications from risk management institutes, higher education bodies, and a range of professional associations.
  • Experience - at least two years practical experience in a risk practitioner role, during the past five years.
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) - a minimum of 10 CPD points gained in two or more categories (see below) within the previous 18 months. A maximum of eight points may be claimed in categories i - v and five points in category vi:
    i. Continuing education and development: two points per course attended or module completed.
    ii. Conferences, seminars, and workshops: two points per event attended.
    iii. Development/ delivery of risk management training: two points per course developed/ presented.
    iv. Professional papers presented/published: two points per professional presentation (e.g. conference, seminars etc.) or paper published.
    v. Development/ introduction of risk management policies, procedures, practices: two points per policy developed/introduced.
    vi. Other activities including membership of Alarm or other professional association committees; member of Alarm groups; associate training (e.g. soft skills): one point per activity.

Apply via the standard route:

2. The non-standard route

The non-standard route applies where an applicant does not hold one of the listed professional/degree qualifications. In such cases, the decision to award RRP status will be based on a combination of:

  • Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) - this involves the submission of an APEL proposal, which will be used as an initial assessment tool and to allocate suitable assessors as and if appropriate. The assessors will then discuss the proposal with the applicant and agree on the evidence to be submitted to demonstrate learning at a level commensurate with the level of qualifications required for the Standard Route (this could be a report, portfolio, etc.) Further information on APEL.
  • Experience - at least five years practical experience in a risk practitioner role, gained during the part ten years.
  • Continuing professional development - as per the Standard application route: a minimum of 10 CPD points, gained in two or more categories, within the previous 18 months.

Apply via the non-standard route:


If your application is successful via either route, you will receive a certificate confirming your status as a Registered Risk Practitioner for 12 months (or for the duration of Alarm membership) and entered on to the Register of Risk Practitioners.

Appeals procedure

In the event that an applicant has been unsuccessful in applying for RRP status and has reason to believe that the decision was wrong and/or procedurally unfair, there is a right to appeal the decision. View the appeals procedure.