GRC Professional Certification – GRCP
The GRC Professional (GRCP) certification demonstrates that you have the understanding and skills to apply GRC in your organization--from the nonprofit that invented GRC!Get Certified
What Is The GRC Professional Certification?
GRCP certification ensures that an individual has the core understanding of GRC processes and capabilities, and the skills to integrate governance, performance management, risk management, internal control, and compliance activities.
What Does The GRC Professional Certification Cover?
The GRCP certification exam covers both awareness (definitions, terms, and lists) and proficiencies (application of concepts and knowledge) of the GRC Capability Model.
Principles, outcomes and key terms Prove that you know how to communicate across disciplines using a common and unambiguous language.
Core components, practices and activities Demonstrate understanding of the 4 components and 20 elements that comprise the GRC Capability model.
Relationship of GRC to disciplines Discuss how GRC incorporates the governance, management and audit of strategy, performance, risk and compliance.
For Every GRC Professional
“A GRCP Professional is someone who spends substantial time helping an organization achieve principled performance by leading, planning, performing, enabling, integrating or auditing governance, strategy, performance management, risk management, internal control, compliance or ethics activities” - from OCEG GRC Capability Model (Red Book)
New Professional Starting Out
Getting a GRCP is the perfect way to start your career by understanding the big picture of GRC disciplines like strategy, risk, compliance, audit and how to apply technology to all of it.
Getting a GRCP is the perfect way to enhance your existing certification or simply upgrade your skills in areas where you lack experience so that you can do even better work across all GRC disciplines.
What are you waiting for?
We have a Certification Preparation Materials page that helps you prepare for the exam.
The OCEG GRC Capability Model (Red Book) and GRC Fundamentals on-demand video series are the two resources used to prepare for the exam. The Red Book is free to download and GRC Fundamentals is available with an AAP.
After logging into the site, you can access the exam through the certification dashboard under your profile.
- General Knowledge / introduction (15%)
- Understand key terms and definitions related to GRC
- Understand key principles and business drivers behind GRC like Principled Performance
- Understand the benefits of integrating GRC
- Understand how GRC relates to other disciplines / professions
- Introduction section of the Red Book
- Components and Elements (85%)
- Understand key management actions and controls
- Understand design and implementation considerations
- Understand the components of the GRC Capability Model: Learn (20%), Align (30%), Perform (30%), Review (5%)
Yes sample questions are available. These are taken from the actual exam question bank.
You are required to take the exam only once. However, if your subscription lapses you will be required to take it again to be reinstated.
Generally the exam takes 2 hours
You must correctly answer 70% of the 100 questions to pass the GRCP certification exam.
We have a Maintain Your Certificate page that shows you the many ways of obtaining CPE credits through OCEG.
There are two components to maintaining the certification. First, you must have a current All Access Pass. Second, you must complete 8 hours of continuing education each calendar year AFTER your first calendar year of holding the certification. We do this to keep all certified individuals on an easy to remember and maintain schedule.
For example, if you get certified in January 2017, your first calendar year of required continuing education is 2018. If you get certified in December 2017, your first calendar year of required continuing education is also 2018.
After logging into the site, you can access your certificate at any time through the certification dashboard under your profile.
After logging into the site, you can submit CPE credits through the certification dashboard under your profile.
Your GRCP is valid so long as you hold an All Access Pass. You can access that information through the account & billing under your profile.
We will track it automatically and randomly audit accounts and will remind you quarterly about making sure you meet the requirements. Also, during the year, we will update your profile so you can view completed hours online.
An individual who holds a valid GRCP is able to produce and present a digital certificate at any time. To verify authenticity and current status of a GRCP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org