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Doing business in an outsourced economy requires expertise to meet the necessary strategies, processes, and practices when evaluating and managing vendor risk and overseeing the security of sensitive data once it’s in the hands of third parties. The Shared Assessments Program proudly offers two certifications for third party risk professionals and IT risk assessors.


Certified Third Party Risk Professional

The CTPRP is designed for third party risk, procurement and compliance professionals, including business vendor managers, risk  managers, vendor IT security managers, IT assessors and IS professionals.

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Certified Third Party Risk Assessor

The CTRPA is designed for IT/IS third party risk professionals, including individuals performing assessments, onsite or remote, of third parties relative to the risk tolerance of the assessor organization.

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Case Studies

Certification Case Studies

Learn how real professionals leveraged Shared Assessments CTPRP designation for career advancement or to perform better in their role.Certification educates and ratifies third party risk professionals.

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What to Expect?

CTPRP holders will demonstrate a thorough working knowledge of third party risk management concepts and principles, including:

  • Managing the vendor lifecycle.
  • Vendor risk identification and rating.
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of vendor risk assessment, monitoring and management.

CTPRA holders performing assessments will demonstrate advanced knowledge of:

  • Organizational safety and security.
  • Physical and environmental security of data environment.
  • Network security.

Earning Requirements:

  • Attend the Shared Assessments Program Workshop
  • Successfully pass the Shared Assessments Examination.
  • Hold a minimum of five years experience as a risk management professional, in a position(s) that demonstrates proficiency in assessment, management and remediation of third party risk issues.
  • Individuals without the five years experience requirement will earn the Associate designation until experience is earned.

The Santa Fe Group is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sonsors through its website:

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