GRC Certify is the largest and most comprehensive accrediting body of certifications for governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) professionals.

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GRC Certify

GRC Certify, established in 2010 as a worldwide nonprofit organization, is dedicated to supporting GRC Professionals who bring together diverse disciplinary backgrounds to excel in their roles.
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GRC Professionals often occupy various roles within departments like the the Board of Directors, Executive Team, Strategy, Performance Management, Risk Management, Compliance & Ethics Management, IT Security, Business Continuity, Internal Controls, Quality Management, Human Resources, and Audit & Assurance.

Despite their diverse roles, departments, and job titles, GRC Professionals share a common ethical code, often referred to as  “The Protector Code”.
GRC Certify strives to enable GRC Professionals to exemplify The Protector Code by establishing and assessing rigorous standards of expertise and competence.

Promise & Purpose

GRC endeavors to empower GRC Professionals to evolve into adaptable, cooperative, and responsible leaders by establishing and assessing elevated benchmarks. We consistently enhance our methodology to make it increasingly accessible, relevant, and beneficial, ensuring that every individual has a chance to thrive.


At GRC Certify, we proudly serve as the accrediting body for GRC Professionals worldwide. our role as an accreditor involves setting and upholding the highest standards of knowledge and skill within the GRC field. We evaluate and oversee certification program to ensure that they align with industry best practices and accreditation requirements. By fulfilling our accreditation duties, we enable professionals to earn certifications that are globally recognized and esteemed for their quality and relevance.

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GRC Certify is consistent with standards specific to Job Task Analysis (JTA), Subject Matter Expert (SME) Involvement, required prerequisites, test blueprint creation, item development, test design, setting cut-score, exam updates, recertification, and certification revocation. 

We strive to meet accreditation standards and best practices through our memberships in these organizations:

* ICE (Institute of Credentialing Excellence)
* ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
* NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies)

GRC Certifications
help your career

GRC Certifications help you improve across all GRC disciplines by filling gaps in your education or experience and by demonstrating your competence.

GRC Certify is a member organization of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Institute for Credentialing Excellence with credentialing efforts that are aligned with the standards set forth in the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. (American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Education Measurement, 2014.)
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