FAIR Training & Certification

FAIR Training with RiskLens Academy

The RiskLens Academy provides two courses designed and taught by expert RiskLens consultants: FAIR Analysis Fundamentals (offered live and online) and the FAIR Analyst Learning Path (offered online only.)

  • FAIR Analysis Fundamentals prepares learners for the OpenFAIR Certification exam by providing a foundational understanding of the FAIR model and the underlying concepts of FAIR analysis. (16 CPEs, study guide and exam voucher included)
  • The FAIR Analyst Learning Path consists of advanced courses designed to give learners who understand the FAIR model the practical skills needed to conduct high-quality analyses in their organizations. (16 CPEs included)


About FAIR Analysis Fundamentals

FAIR Analysis Fundamentals training from RiskLens provides the conceptual foundation and practical experience necessary to competently perform FAIR analyses. Whether online or in-person, RiskLens' FAIR Analysis Fundamentals training (accredited by the Open Group and led by experienced practitioners) will improve participants' abilities to identify, measure, and communicate risk.


By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Know and apply consistent FAIR-based terminology
  • Know and apply the FAIR ontology to risk scenarios
  • Use various measurement concepts to select scenarios for analysis and estimate risk factors using probability distributions
  • Understand the use of calibrated estimation in quantitative risk analysis
  • Follow a consistent process to scope risk scenarios for analysis
  • Map various controls to corresponding parts of the FAIR ontology
  • Understand and interpret the results of a FAIR analysis
  • Apply their knowledge to case studies, based on real-life analyses


Whether completed in our two-day onsite trainings or online via a self-paced curriculum, FAIR Analysis Fundamentals courses are led by expert FAIR practitioners from the RiskLens team and include 1) a Certificate of Completion 2) 16 CPE credits 3) a voucher that completely covers the cost of the OpenFAIR Certification exam and 4) a study guide that prepares you for the exam. Please note that online course access is valid for 90 days after purchase, with some reasonable extensions happily granted.

$1,499 / per individual  

$10,000 for up to 8 individuals
$19,500 for up to 16 individuals

About the FAIR Analyst Learning Path 

FAIR-Analyst-Learning-Path-Logo2The FAIR Analyst Learning Path is designed to take participants with a foundational understanding of FAIR to the next level with four advanced courses, each covering one phase of the risk analysis process. Through over 2.5 hours of instructional videos, interactive exercises, resource documents, and assessments reviewed by experienced FAIR practitioners from the RiskLens Academy, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how to scope and prioritize scenarios for analysis, collect data and estimates to input into the FAIR model, perform quality assurance on completed analyses, and present analysis results to decision-makers. After completion of the FAIR Analyst Learning Path, participants will have the knowledge, resources, and confidence to complete high-quality risk analyses for their organizations and scale a team of well-trained FAIR analysts.

Note: The FAIR Analyst Learning Path assumes foundational knowledge of the FAIR model, calibrated estimation, measurement concepts, and other topics from the FAIR Analysis Fundamentals course. It is only recommended for participants who have already completed that course, either online or in-person, or who have extensively studied FAIR via other means. Please note that online course access is valid for 90 days after purchase, with some reasonable extensions happily granted.

$500 / per course / per individual 


$1200 / per individual for all 4 courses
(bundle savings of $800)

How Do I Get Certified?

At the conclusion of online or on-site training, you will walk away as an analyst able to:
  • Define risk scenarios, apply the FAIR model, make expert estimations, and generate FAIR analyses, using your organization’s data
  • Prioritize decision-making on risk, based on cost-benefit analysis
  • Translate information and operational risk into financial terms that business leaders understand.

Please note, trainees will have the opportunity to test for formal OpenFAIR certification with a voucher provided upon completion of the FAIR Analysis Fundamentals course. OpenFAIR certification is issued by The Open Group; testing is completed through Pearson VUE, at one of their numerous locations.


  • "This was the most valuable course I've taken in a long time." 
  • "Very good instruction and loved the design of the course: one-third content, two-thirds practice and application." 
  • "I appreciated the approach to help us understand the FAIR methodology - it helped me understand how risk quantification can be the way forward!"
  • "Excellent instruction...one of my favorite things is that both instructors have practical experience."