The journey to better risk management involves changing existing thought paradigms, developing a solid understanding of the FAIR model, and adopting a common language around risk. Becoming FAIR Trained and Certified will change how you, your team, and your organization view and act on risk. Fully understanding and implementing the FAIR model turns risk professionals into business-aligned leaders, showing their organizations the way to better, more informed, and cost-effective decision-making.

FAIR Analysis Fundamentals, offered live and online, introduces learners to the FAIRTM quantitative risk analysis model and theFAIRWEBSITEArtboard Fundamentals white background foundational concepts involved in FAIRTM analysis. By the end of this course, learners will be able to apply the FAIRTM  quantitative risk analysis model to accurately model and quantify risk and will be prepared for the Open FAIR™ Certification exam. The course includes 16 CPE credits, a voucher covering the cost of the exam, and a study guide that prepares you for the exam. Please note that the online course is self-paced and access is valid for 180 days after purchase, with some reasonable extensions happily granted. 
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The FAIR Analyst Learning Path, offered online, provides advanced training on the risk analysis process and is intended 
for learners who understand the FAIRTMFAIRWEBSITEArtboard LP whitebackground  quantitative risk analysis model. This set of courses goes in-depth on how to scope your analyses, collect data and estimates, run your analysis and perform quality assurance, and present results. Built from over 30 years of practical analysis experience, the courses include three hours of instructional videos, numerous downloadable checklists, templates, and guides, and exercises that will be reviewed by FAIR experts. These courses will enable you to conduct high-quality analyses and quickly scale a team of well-trained FAIR analysts. Completion of the full Analyst Learning Path includes 16 CPE credits. Please note that online course access self-paced and is valid for 180 days after purchase, with some reasonable extensions happily granted.
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FAIR Analysis Fundamentals for US Government - The Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR) model and methods are recognized as an Informative Reference to FAIRWEBSITEArtboard Gov white background the NIST CSF, aligned to ISO 31000 and other standards, and backed by a worldwide network of risk researchers, managers, and analysts in the FAIR Institute. FAIR helps provide clarity on the risks you face so you can most cost-effectively manage them.

In this course, you will discover the challenges with conventional, qualitative risk management methods. We will introduce you to the FAIR Standard and methodology, associated processes, and terminology. You will also learn key measurement concepts, calibrated estimation methods necessary to conduct quantitative risk analysis in your agency or department, and best practices to communicate analyses to stakeholders. The learning experience is further solidified by hands-on work on applicable use cases. The course is fully customized for government learners with special attention to compliance with NIST standards and other directives, as well as government-specific risk scenarios and use cases. Please note that online course access self-paced and is valid for 90 days after purchase, with some reasonable extensions happily granted.
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Practice your FAIR Analysis with our free training application


  • The FAIR Institute is proud to offer FAIR-U, our first officially sanctioned training web application for running FAIRTM risk analyses, guaranteed to correctly leverage the FAIRTM quantitative risk analysis model.
  • Currently provided by RiskLens Academy free of charge.
  • Perform single FAIR-based risk analyses and learn about the FAIRTM quantitaive risk analysis model and the different data inputs.
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How FAIR Can Be Leveraged

These are some of the ways in which FAIRTM can provide value:

  • Accurately assess aggregate IT and cybersecurity loss exposure;
  • Identify the significance of control weaknesses and where concentrations of risk exist;
  • Estimate capital reserves and cyber insurance requirements;
  • Optimize security mitigation budgets and project priorities; and
  • Support oversight, governance and compliance requirements.


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More Than Innovative Risk Modeling

Key components of the training include effective communication, calibration (a method for making better measurements), and better analyses.

  • Standardizing risk terminology in any organization will streamline communication and provide clarity regarding the risk landscape.
  • Calibration allows for subject matter experts to make accurate estimates in the absence of strong data.
  • While calibration is helping to bridge the information gaps, those gaps are getting smaller as FAIRTM lets organizations know exactly where to find hard data. In many cases, data already exists and FAIR-trained analysts know how to find and leverage this data.














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Open FAIR™ Certification

Learners completing the FAIR Analysis Fundamentals course will be provided with a voucher that completely covers the cost of the Open FAIR™ Certification Exam, in addition to a certificate of completion.


  • The certification program was designed in a vendor-neutral fashion and ensures analysts understand key learning objectives from the Open FAIR risk analysis and risk taxonomy standards.
  • RiskLens Academy FAIR Training Courses are accredited by The Open Group.
  • At the conclusion of training, analysts will have learned all of the knowledge required to be prepared for the Open FAIR certification exam.
  • Online and On-site training both include a voucher for the certification exam, valued at $320, and a study guide to help prepare you for the exam.
  • You will then have the opportunity to test for formal Open FAIR certification with a voucher provided upon completion of our training course. Open FAIR certification is issued by The Open Group; testing is completed through Pearson VUE, at one of their numerous locations.

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