There are three methods of obtaining the "CERA" credential. The first method, called the Examination Pathway, is base don a series of give subject matter examinations, one on line course and one half-day course.
The second method, called the Thought-Leaders Pathway, is based on demonstrated expertise and substantial experience in the field of enterprise risk management. This method will not be available after 2008.
The third method is called the Experienced Practitioners Pathway and is based on a minimum three years of substantial experience in the field of enterprise risk management, but not at the same level as that of Thought-Leaders, as well as the successful completion of a short seminar (including an assessment component).