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Certificate in Climate Risk

The Chartered Body Alliance have developed their first joint qualification, the Certificate in Climate Risk, to support finance and risk professionals globally to develop their expertise in climate risk.

Course overview

Managing climate-related risks and supporting the transition to a low-carbon world are amongst our most significant global challenges. Central banks and financial regulators consider the identification, measurement and disclosure of these risks to be a priority. Recognising the strategic importance of this topic, the Chartered Body Alliance have developed their first joint qualification, the Certificate in Climate Risk. 

First launched in 2021, the Certificate in Climate Risk has been substantially updated for 2022/23 to encompass a wide range of developments in our understanding of climate change and its impacts, the rapidly-evolving policy and regulatory landscape relating to climate risks, and the substantial progress in finance sector practice in addressing climate and broader sustainability risks.  

The aim of this single-unit qualification is to develop the learner’s professional knowledge, understanding and skills relating to climate change, climate risk and sustainable finance, with a view to supporting customers, clients, colleagues, and communities with the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon world.

Who is this certificate for?

This qualification is aimed at all financial services professionals globally who have an understanding of risk management principles and wish to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and expertise of climate risk. With broad financial services sector coverage, including bankers, insurers, investment managers, central bankers and regulators, risk managers, analysts and consultants.


  • 130 hours study time.
  • Online study guide for core reading and learning activities.
  • 7 interactive e-learning modules including audio and visual resources, online quizzes and knowledge checks to enhance understanding of key concepts.


  • The Certificate is delivered via an online study guide and interactive e-learning modules delivered via the CBI’s learning management platform.
  • Registration lasts for 1 year, so you can work through the modules at your own pace.
  • Exams are booked via the CBI and are delivered online via remote invigilation with instant results.
  • Remote invigilation is available, enabling candidates to schedule exams in a suitable location and time of their choice.
  • This qualification is achieved by successfully passing a computer-based exam of 75 multiple-choice questions. The exam duration is 1.5 hours.
  • 15 Certificate-level CII credits are available for this qualification towards relevant CII qualifications.

Completion Certificate

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a completion certificate from the Chartered Banker Institute in recognition of your achievement and be able to use the designation ‘Climate Risk Professional’.

Watch our webinar

For more information on the Certificate, watch our webinar Climate Risk – Challenges and Opportunities for Finance and Risk Professionals.