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The Certified Third Party Risk Assessor (CTPRA) designation from the Shared Assessments Program validates knowledge within specific IT risk control domains that an individual will need in order to perform a thorough IT risk evaluation of a third party during an assessment.


CTPRA Certification Job Practice Guide

Upcoming Classes


Date Location Get Registered
October 28-29, 2020 (Daily 10:00am – 3:00pm ET) – Class only. Virtual Exam Online Register
November 17-18, 2020 (Daily 10:00am – 3:00pm ET) – Class only. Virtual Exam Online Register

Class size is limited. Registration closes two weeks prior to start date. Register today to ensure your spot.



Eligibility requirements to hold the CTPRA and Associate CTPRA designations.

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Retaining CTPRA

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Frequently Asked Questions about the CTPRA certification.

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Who Will Benefit?

The CTPRA designation is for individuals performing assessments, onsite or remote, of third parties relative to the risk tolerance of the assessor organization.

What to Expect

CTPRA holders will demonstrate advanced knowledge of third party risk assessment concepts and principles, including:

  • Organizational safety and security, including policy administration, organizational structure and human resource security.
  • Physical and environmental security of data environment.
  • Network security, including application, server and endpoint management.

Earning Requirements:

  • Attend the Shared Assessments Program CTPRA Workshop.
  • Successfully pass the Shared Assessments CTPRA Examination.
  • Hold a minimum of five years experience in an assessment position that demonstrates proficiency in assessment of IT risk controls of a third party.
  • Individuals who complete the course with less than five years experience in an assessment position will earn the Associate CTPRA 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:


Item Member Non-Member
Workshop & Exam $645 $845
Annual Maintenance Fee $100 $100

Corporate Discounts for Multiple Applicants

Attendees Discount
5-25 10% off
26-50 15% off
51+ 20% off


  • 10 hour workshop
  • 2 hour virtual exam
  • 145 questions – true/false, multiple choice
  • Registration window opens the day of the workshop and remains open 14 days.
  • A minimum score of 70% is required to pass.

In-house workshops and exams are available for organizations seeking to certify 10 or more employees. Contact for more information.

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