Associate in Risk Management (ARM)

Change the way you think about risk with the recently re-imagined Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation program.  Learn more when you visit The Institute's website.  You may also want to consider course preparation through The Risk Management Study Group.

Risk Management Certification Program

The Oregon Public Risk Management Association (OR-PRIMA) is pleased to continue its partnership with CIS to offer the Risk Management Certification Program to our membership.  For aspiring risk managers or those interested in pursuing more knowledge in the arena of risk management, this program is for you!  It is a self-paced program that is easily completed in one year but is flexible enough for those who need more time, or less.  The program requires 40 units of risk management training in core areas such as; claims management, emergency management, human resources, and public safety. We are always seeking new members to join the PRIMA family, so consider applying today.  Please visit the Risk Management Certification page for more information about this designation or contact Katie Durfee.

If you would like to submit an application to participate in this program please complete the Risk Management Certification Application and submit to the contact at the bottom of the form.  You must be a current member of OR-PRIMA or CIS to participate in the program.

Thank you for your interest in this exciting program brought to you by CIS and Oregon PRIMA.  

Oregon PRIMA Scholarship Programs

OR-PRIMA is very pleased to offer its members two scholarship opportunities to advance their expertise in the field of public sector risk management.  In addition, the chapter offers one student scholarship.

Memorial Scholarship

Download the Memorial Scholarship Application. (PDF)

Oregon PRIMA is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship in memory of two public risk managers who demonstrated excellence in public risk management, Gary Deverell and Sharee Emmons.

Gary Deverell was a passionate, dedicated advocate for excellence in public Risk Management. He worked for over 30 years in the public sector in Oregon, most recently as Risk Manager at the City of Gresham. Gary mentored countless others. He served eight years on the Oregon PRIMA Board, including a term as President from 2002 through 2003.

Sharee Emmons was known for her tenacity in pursuing excellence in public risk management. She started her career with the City of Salem in 1988 as a Loss Control Representative and in July 1992 was promoted to the position of Risk manager where she served the City for another 18 years until her retirement in February 2010. She served on the OR PRIMA Board from 2007 through 2010.

Applicants are required to complete the Memorial Scholarship Application. There is no limit to the length of responses but brevity and conciseness will be noted. Applicants are also required to attach a current copy of their resume.

Oregon PRIMA Memorial Scholarship Information (PDF)

Outstanding Student Scholarship

The scholarship is available to an Oregon college/university undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in full-time study preparing for a career in state or local government.  The selected applicant will be invited to attend the Oregon Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) annual conference in the Fall.  The Oregon PRIMA chapter feels strongly that the addition of educational benefit to the area of Risk Management will supplement the existing academic program in an enriching way and provide networking opportunities with existing government professionals. Funds from the scholarship include complimentary annual conference registration fees, reimbursed transportation costs to the conference location, and hotel accommodations up to $500.

Download the Student Scholarship Application (PDF)