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PRMTM training course

This program is only available in English

October 6, 2015 to May 24, 2016

The program consists of 12 classes, on Tuesdays from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.


 Program and content
This course is designed to enable participants to acquire the knowledge necessary to maximize their chances of passing the PRM™ exams administered by PRMIA. The course consists of 12 three-hour classes from October 2015 to May 2016. The curriculum covers the four required exams in the specified order. Offering a maximum of flexibility, the participants may complete each exam separately once the corresponding section has been completed, write two exams at two sittings or all four exams at once. Given the extensive scope of the PRM program, this course will concentrate primarily on the important concepts and the one that are known to be more problematic for candidates. Expert instructors will focus on common pitfalls and how to avoid them and provide advice designed to help candidates perform well on the exams. Each session will feature sample exams in simulated conditions, with an emphasis on effective test-taking strategies.

Sessions Subjects
Session 1 (exam 1): Market Theories, Portfolio Management and Market Instruments
Session 2 (exam 1): Fixed Income Markets and Instruments
Sessions 3 and 4 (exam 1): Basics of derivatives
Class break  
Sessions 5 and 6 (exam 2): Mathematical Foundation of Risk Measurement
Class break  
Session 7 (exam 3): Introduction to Risk Management, Capital Management and Regulations
Session 8 (exam 3): Market Risk
Sessions 9 and 10 (exam 3): Credit Risk
Session 11 (exam 3): Operational Risk
Class break  
Session 12 (exam 4): Case Studies, Governance Standards, Best Practice and Ethics


To provide participants with a structured study approach to training for the PRM™ examination that will optimize their chances of success.


Candidates registered or planning to register for PRM™ exams.
Given the level of difficulty involved, it is recommended that those who write the exams ensure they have a solid grasp of basic financial concepts.

  • $995 (tax free)
  • $795 (tax free) - Students full time (please provide proof of student status)

Fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the program. Interac is not available; credit card or cheque only. Parking fees are not included.

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 Program Coordinator

Jean-Philippe Tarte, M. Sc., CFA, PRM, FRM

For complete information on this program, please contact Lyne Mathieu at 514 340-6046 or

Dear Candidate,

Market integration, the financial crisis and various financial scandals in recent years have made it increasingly necessary for corporations to pay closer attention to manage and control various processes and internal and external variables. Research into this field has led to advances in the insurance industry and fostered the development of the booming field of risk management. Today’s executives must deal with a wide range of new issues and challenges in this regard, and a number of professional designations have recently emerged as a result.

The PRM designation was developed by risk management researchers and professionals and is known and respected worldwide. The Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) and its various chapters are very active in the promotion of risk management standards as well as practical and fundamental research initiatives.

PRMIA membership has been rising sharply in recent years. This reflects a growing standard of professional excellence and the need to be well versed in internationally accepted risk management policies and practices. Our qualified instructors will help you acquire this knowledge and, in so doing, provide you with an invaluable opportunity to network with other members of this fast-growing professional community.

Jean-Philippe Tarte, M. Sc., CFA, PRM, FRM
Coordinator and instructor - PRM training course


Christian Dorion, M.Sc., Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, HEC Montréal

Alexandre Jeanneret, Ph. D., Assistant Professor, Department of Finance, HEC Montréal

Jean-Guy Simonato, M. Sc., Ph. D., Professor and Director of the Department of Finance, HEC Montréal

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