Risk Assessment and Treatment

This course will give you an overview of the measures available to control risks associated with physical property, intellectual property, personnel, liability, and net income loss exposures. Topics include accident causation, fundamental risk control techniques, system safety analysis to determine the causes of losses, and motivating members of an organization to apply and monitor risk control measures.


This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Surrey 12 Pamela Campbell $649.00 18 Register
TBD 12 TBA $649.00 30 -

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Systematically identify feasible risk control techniques for potential property, liability, net income, intellectual property, environmental, and personnel exposures to loss
  • Analyze the root cause of accidents
  • Use system safety analysis to identify potential losses and to assess the causes of past losses
  • Understand various theories of motivation in a risk control context
  • Understand how to monitor the effectiveness of chosen risk control techniques

How will I learn?

This course may consist of a combination of lectures, workshops, case studies, examinations, projects, papers, assignments, and group presentations.

This university-level course requires at-home study and preparation. You can expect reading and other assignments on a weekly basis.

How will I be evaluated?

We'll evaluate your performance in this course using a combination of in-class or take-home assignments, exams, individual or group projects, participation and attendance. 

Textbooks and learning materials

Course fees do not include textbooks or other materials, which you may purchase from the SFU Bookstore. We recommend you purchase your textbooks as soon as you've registered. Quantities are limited at the bookstore.

Risk Assessment and Treatment by The Institutes Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group (2018, 2nd ed., ISBN: 9780894622687)

ARM 55 Course Guide by The Institutes Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group (2018, 2nd ed., ISBN: 9780894622670)

Review Notes (ISBN: 9780894622694)

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Professional development credits

This course may meet the requirements for the following designation(s):

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