The HRM Certificate Program

The HRM Certificate Program, a cornerstone of ASHRM’s professional development opportunities, covers key aspects of risk management while providing valuable continuing education credits. Leading experts, professional contacts, powerful tools and impactful lessons are just some of the valuable ways in which participants and their employers can benefit from attending the HRM Certificate Program.

HRM Certificate Module 1

Module 1

Essentials in Health Care Risk Management

Enhance your foundational knowledge and practical skills necessary to support a successful health care risk management (HRM) program.

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  • Risk Identification
  • High Risk Settings
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Control
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Claims Management
  • Risk Financing
  • Crisis Management
  • Emerging Risks


HRM Certificate Module 2

Module 2

Applications in Health Care Risk Management

Enrich your practical risk management skills using complex subject matter.

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  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • The Legal System: Introduction to the Law
  • Laws and Regulations Affecting Risk Management
  • Information Privacy and Security
  • Conditions of Participation
  • Employees: Balancing Rights in the Health Care Workplace
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Claims and Litigation Management
  • Credentialing
  • Clinical Risk – Informed Consent
  • Clinical Risk – Disclosure
  • Risk Trending and Analysis
  • Future Trends


HRM Certificate Module 3

Module 3

Advanced Forum in Health Care Risk Management

Use your risk management skills to engage stakeholders in creating and protecting organizational value.

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  • The Risk Manager’s Role in ERM
  • The Business Case for Risk Management
  • Big Data: What it is and Why it Matters
  • Population Health: The Who, What, Why and Risk Management Aspects
  • Contract Review: Significant Benefits
  • Overview of Insurance Portfolio and Policies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Human Resources Issues for Risk Managers
  • Risk Financing Coverages
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Due Diligence in Health Care
  • Telemedicine
  • Medical Devices: A Primer on Innovation, Management and Liability
  • Actuarial Process and Risk Transfer
  • Captives


Program Information

Risk and quality managers, insurance and claims professionals, safety officers, administrators, financial officers, clinicians, attorneys, consultants and other health care professionals from all levels of experience.

The HRM Certificate Program faculty are seasoned leaders from a variety of settings. They are health care risk management professionals who practice in risk financing, claims administration, insurance, patient safety, ethics, compliance and other domains covered in the courses.

Methods of instruction for the modules include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, a case study and an optional final exam. 

ASHRM recommends that you take the modules in sequence as information expands from one module to the next. Essentials is an ideal educational base for new risk managers, and an excellent up-to-date refresher for more experienced professionals. As the next step, Applications shows how principles described in Essentials actually work in the real world. The Advanced Forum consists of expertly guided, small-group analysis of complex challenges and is most beneficial when all participants are able to share their proven solutions.

Verification of Participation/Successful Completion

Upon completion of all three modules in Health Care Risk Management Certificate Program, ASHRM is pleased to award a certificate of completion for the entire program. Candidates must complete and return the certificate of completion application (Microsoft Word document), along with copies of each module’s certificate, to ASHRM to be eligible for the certificate of completion. Once received, ASHRM will process and send back the certificate of completion to the successful participant.


Here’s how some recent attendee summed up the experience:

“The modules were very well done with regard to structure, pace and visual support, and the attachments were excellent.”

Shari L. Hendrickson, M.A., M.S.W.
Risk Management Specialist

“All faculty were excellent. The format of the presentations/material was wonderful and easy to follow. I learned information that will assist me in making an impact on the quality of patient care at my facility, as well as managing risks and educating staff and administration.”

The HRM Certificate Program attendee

“I feel I am going from good to great.”

The HRM Certificate Program attendee


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