National Credential
Credential: ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager  IAS resource
Credentialing Agency: Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB)

The Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB) ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager credential is a professional certification for professionals needing to demonstrate the competence to implement, maintain and manage an ongoing information security risk management program according to ISO/IEC 27005. The principal competencies and knowledge skills needed by the market are the ability to support an organization in implementing and managing a risk management framework as specified in PECB ISO/IEC 27005 implementation of a risk management program, risk identification, risk analysis, risk evaluation, risk treatment, acceptance of risk, management of residual risks, communicating, monitoring and reviewing risk. Candidates must have two years of professional experience including one year of risk management experience and 200 hours of risk management activities and pass the PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager Exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 3 years

ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 25B Information Technology Specialist MOS other          
Enlisted 25D Cyber Network Defender MOS other          
Enlisted 35V Chief Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 35X Intelligence Senior Sergeant/Chief Intelligence Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 35Y Chief Counterintelligence/Human Intelligence Sergeant MOS some          
Enlisted 35Z Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Senior Sergeant/SIGINT Chief MOS other          

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Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 2 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

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ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager

Candidates must have two years of professional experience including one year of risk management work experience.

The ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates must have 200 hours of risk management activities.
  • Candidates who apply for PECB certification will need to be prepared to provide the following:
    • At least two references (candidates can input up to a maximum of five references), including their names and contact details
    • Their most recent CV
    • Their RM audit/project log

ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager

  • Domain 1: Fundamental concepts, approaches, methods and techniques of information security risk management
  • Domain 2: Implementation of an information security risk management program
  • Domain 3: Information security risk assessment based on ISO/IEC 27005
  • Domain 4: Other Information Security risk assessment methods

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager

Renewal Period: 3 years

The ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager credential has the following recertification information:

  • The PECB designations are valid for three years. To be recertified, PECB professional will need to demonstrate every three years that they have the equivalent of three years of yearly requirements. Additional information related to annual and three-year certification period can be obtained from PECB Certification Maintenance and Re-certification process.

ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager

Additional considerations for the ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager include:

  • Candidates to pass the PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27005 Risk Manager Exam but do not meet the eligibility requirements may apply for the Provisional Risk Manager Certification.