How to prepare for GRC certifications

All of our certifications use the same model, so preparation is similar for each one. The only thing that differs is the essential body of knowledge associated with each certification.

Exams cover awareness and application of concepts found in the essential body of knowledge (EBK) associated with each certification, including:

  • Principles of practice
  • Basic terms and definitions
  • Common components, elements, and activities
  • Application of concepts

To help you learn and apply the essential body of knowledge, we provide several resources and experiences. We recommend that you:

Below, you will find an example of these resources and experiences as they apply to the GRC Professional (GRCP) certification.

READ and STUDY Essential Body of Knowledge

Open-Source Model

GRC Capability Model

Included in FREE Basic Membership

The GRC Capability Model (called the "Red Book" because of the cover) provides a body of knowledge about GRC and helps professionals plan, assess, and improve their GRC capabilities. This book details 4 components and 20 elements of a high-performing GRC Capability. It can be used to jump-start your path to Principled Performance.

Download Red Book

ATTEND Online Preparation Course

Self-Paced Prep Course

GRC Fundamentals Videos

Included in the All Access Pass

GRC Fundamentals is a series of short online videos designed to help you understand and apply GRC capabilities and the specific practices of the Red Book. The videos cover each element of the Red Book and help you prepare for a GRC Professional (GRCP) or other OCEG Certification.

Access GRC Fundamentals

ATTEND In-Person Preparation Course

In-Person Prep Course

GRC Fundamentals LIVE

Requires additional fees per training partner

In-Person training is available through public training sessions scheduled by our training partners. These sessions are the best way to deepen your understanding and application to specific scenarios.

You can also arrange private in-house training for your team.

Arrange training

PRACTICE Sample Questions

Sample Questions

GRCP Exam Sample Questions

Included in FREE Basic Membership

Sample questions and answers for the GRC Professional (GRCP) exam. These samples come from questions in the live test databank. Therefore, some of these questions may end up on your exam.

Download sample questions