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  
Online - Shaun Sinclair $649.00 27 Register
Online - - $649.00 30 Register

Course schedule: Classes run online from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

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 study and preparation outside of class times. 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 assignments, exams, individual or group projects, participation and attendance. 

Textbooks and learning materials

Course fees do not include textbooks or other materials. We recommend you purchase your textbooks as soon as you've registered:

Risk Assessment and Treatment by The Institutes Risk and Insurance Knowledge Group (2018, 2nd ed., ISBN: 9780894622687). An ebook is available through the publisher The Institutes.

Once on The Institutes website, follow these steps:

  1. From the drop-down menu for college or university, choose "Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Curriculum."
  2. From the drop-down menu for course name, choose "CRM 55 – Risk Assessment and Treatment."
  3. Add to your cart Risk Assessment and Treatment CRM 55, 2nd edition, GRMI Online Course Material. This ebook is broken up into modules/assignments exactly like the textbook.

You will access other course materials using SFU's online course management system.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered via videoconference.

You can find more information on our About Online Learning page. 

Professional development credits

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

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