The Open Group Open FAIR™ Certification Program

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The Open Group Open FAIR™ Certification Program is aimed at meeting the needs of risk analysts and organizations employing risk analysts. The program is based upon Open Factor Analysis of Information Risk (FAIR), an open and independent information risk analysis methodology.

The Open FAIR Part 1 examination can be taken at a Pearson VUE test center, with an Accredited Training course (for trainers that provide the exam with the course), or at home or in your office.

An Open Badge is available for this certification (for information on The Open Group Open Badges program see here).

Open FAIR is gaining significant acceptance among large organizations as a leading risk analysis methodology. The Open Group has published two Open FAIR standards :

These two standards constitute the body of knowledge for The Open Group FAIR Certification Program.

The Open Group has also published additional risk analysis guidance, which may be useful to risk practitioners, and as additional background for those seeking Open FAIR Foundation certification:


This section contains links to the key program documentation, including Datasheets, Policies and Conformance Requirements for each aspect of the certification program.

Program Datasheet and FAQ

The following datasheet and FAQ describe The Open Group FAIR Certification Program:

Certification for Individuals

The documents below describe the Open Group FAIR Certification Program.

The examination for the program is the Open FAIR Part 1 Examination, and it is administered through Pearson VUE, Inc., a trusted provider of market-leading test delivery solutions. Exam candidates can start the registration process by visiting  Open Group exam portal.   Candidates wishing to complete their certification after successfully passing the exam should visit:

Accreditation of Open FAIR Training Courses

Risk training providers wishing to create and accredit their Open FAIR-based risk analysis training course are encouraged to do so. Details on how to apply for training course accreditation may be obtained from


Please contact The Open Group Open FAIR Certification Authority by email.

Open FAIR Sponsors