Welcome to The Institute of Health Risk Managers

The Institute of Health Risk Managers is an independent training provider specialising in the healthcare industry. The South African healthcare system consists of a public and a private sector. Each sector has the same basic elements – patients, doctors and other healthcare providers and funders. The relationship between each of these players differs for each of the sectors. However, the goal is the same – good patient outcomes with limited resources. The dynamic and evolutionary nature of the healthcare industry, brought about by the increased demand for limited health care resources within the constraints of government’s goal of universal access to quality healthcare for all its citizens has changed the landscape significantly.

Our training, seminars, workshops and weekly news updates are designed to meet the knowledge, skills and industry updates for all working in healthcare. We encourage participation and interaction amongst funders and providers at our events with the aim of achieving better understanding of each other's needs and to achieve the goal of improved patient outcomes within an environment of limited funding. As South Africa progresses on the journey of healthcare reforms the challenge to medical schemes and administrators is to become the most efficient in the industry. Skilling employees has become a business imperative.


Class of business training

FSB Board notice 194 introduced new training requirements for medical scheme brokers. IHRM offers class of business training.

This can be delivered as a customised, two day course or a online programme. More details

The requirement for a recognised qualification remains unchanged. We offer the accredited wealth management level 5 qualification, that is recognised by the FSB.

Online courses and CPD

These short online courses are beneficial for people working for medical schemes, medical scheme administrators and managed care companies. In terms of the FSCA (Financial Sector Conduct Authority) Board Notice 194, CPD (continuous professional development) is a requirement for key individuals and representatives. 

The Programmes we offer are:

  • The Healthcare Market and Demarcation Regulations
  • Understanding Prescribed Minimum Benefits
  • Medical scheme underwriting
  • Medical scheme complaint resolution
  • Evaluating financial soundness of a medical scheme

Click here for more information and to register.

Wealth Management skills programmes

We have kept the prices for the 2019 programmes the same as 2018. Programmes details and training dates are here.

Regulatory exam preparation

We have prepared resources to assist you with self-study for the regulatory exam. Click here.