Certified Professional Accountants (CPAs) who are looking to earn Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits to maintain their licenses can improve their knowledge in third-party risk management by enrolling in SIG University’s Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional (C3PRMP) program.
SIG was recently approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a CEP sponsor. The National Registry of CPE Sponsors recognizes and highlights CPE sponsors that provide CPE programs in accordance with nationally recognized standards.
CPA and equivalent designations who enroll in the CPE-track of SIG University’s Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional (C3PRMP) program will receive 66 CPE credits and graduate with a strong knowledge base of third-party risk management best practices that can be implemented immediately.
What do CPAs Need to Know About Third-Party Risk?
CPAs are in possession of highly sensitive client data that cybercriminals and other bad actors could exploit. This program touches on all areas of operational risk, including cyber, business resilience, financial, technology and reputational risk. Anyone who is serious about investing in their team and protecting the wider enterprise will benefit from the program’s focus on governance and oversight best practices, controls and board reporting with a view from the top.
The program, which comprises 10 weeks and 15 modules of eLearning, required reading and interactive discussions, will immerse students in the specific drivers of third party risk, assessment processes, how to design effective controls and how to build strong management and monitoring processes, as well as widely accepted risk frameworks (COBIT, ISO, NIST, etc.) and how they power third-party risk management.
Linda Tuck Chapman, President of Ontala Performance Solutions and CEO of Third Party Risk Institute, is the program creator and faculty at SIG University. A widely recognized risk expert, Tuck Chapman based the program on real-life experiences, bona-fide expertise, globally accepted risk management frameworks and her best-selling book “Third-Party Risk Management: Driving Enterprise Value” (published by the Risk Management Association).
SIG University is an internationally recognized training and certification program for sourcing, procurement, outsourcing and risk professionals. It currently offers four leading-edge certification programs:
- Certified Third Party Risk Management Professional Program (C3PRMP)
- Certified Sourcing Professional Program (CSP)
- Certified Intelligent Automation Professional Program (CIAP)
- Certified Supplier Management Professional Program (CSMP)
CPAs pursuing CPE credits can enroll in upcoming semesters of C3PRMP, which begin on July 6 and September 28 by visiting SIG University’s website. All successful graduates will become Certified Third Party Risk Management Professionals (C3PRMP) and earn a SIG University-issued certification and digital badge.
Stacy Mendoza is a Senior Marketing Manager with Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). She began her career as an editor for a Washington, D.C.-based market research firm where she worked on projects for political campaigns, nonprofits, and major corporations and brands. Since 2014, she has assumed progressive levels of responsibility in leading marketing and public relations campaigns and specializes in content creation, social media marketing, data analytics, media relations and crisis communications. Stacy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, a certificate in proposal writing from The Graduate School in Washington, D.C., and is Inbound Certified through Hubspot Academy. Follow her on Twitter and tweet at @SIG_Stacy.