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Example questions you will meet in the Energy Risk Professional (ERP) exam are:

  List the seven key elements of a coal futures contract.
 What is the typical cost of production of crude oil in the United States?
 Explain the three main types of futures spread positions in energy markets.
 Name the difference between Section 404 and 409 of the SOX.

Did you know the answers?
If not, the ViveraRISK Concept Checkers can help you prepare for the Energy Risk Professional (ERP) exam.

These questions and many more are answered for you based on the original Energy Risk Professional (ERP) curriculum, making for a convenient way to learn, test and reinforce the most important concepts and practice for the exam. The Concept Checkers can also be used when you are strapped for time and need to familiarize yourself with a concept fast.

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Concise summaries of each learning objective (AIM) in the curriculum
Active recall: Over 1,400 questions based on learning objectives
Comprehensive answers with illustrations and images
Many practice examples directly from the original GARP learning materials
Convenient lists and tables that summarize the most important points
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The ViveraRISK Concept Checkers for the ERP exam contain five volumes:

  1. Physical Energy Markets (485 p.)
  2. Financial Trading Instruments (196 p.)
  3. Valuation and Structuring of Transactions (96 p.)
  4. Risk Management in Financial Trading (182 p.)
  5. Financial Disclosure and Compliance (53 p.)
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The entire collection of all five volumes contains summaries in question-answer format with over 1,400 questions and answers about the original ERP readings that every Energy Risk Professional must know. The Concept Checkers are available for download immediately after verification of your purchase in pdf format (file size approximately 158 MB).
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Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the ViveraRISK Concept Checkers:
  • Q: Will you update the ViveraRISK Concept Checkers for this year's ERP exam and new exam formats?
  • A: Since 2015, the ERP has two levels, but the Concept Checkers refer to the previous curriculum, which treats everything in one level. Despite the new format, the Concept Checkers are still a good resource to learn concepts in energy risk management that every ERP needs to know, and I think they will help in your exam preparation. This guide for the ERP exam has been prepared based on the ERP curriculum 2010, but it covers topics that every Energy Risk Professional must know, regardless of changes in the curriculum and exam formats. This study material is relevant for any candidate to check and deepen their knowledge about the ERP program and energy risk management in general also in years to come, and I am certain the Concept Checkers will help you tremendously in your exam preparation.

  • Q: I just purchased the Concept Checkers and downloaded them, but where is the Practice Exam?
  • A: Both are separate products. The ViveraRISK Concept Checkers are summaries in question-answer format of the learning objectives in the original GARP reading materials required for the ERP exam. The Concept Checkers are useful for learning and reviewing the learning material. On the other hand, the Practice Exam is a realistic exam with 140 questions similar to the ones you will encounter in the real ERP exam. This is not used to learn the material (you should do that before taking the practice exam), but to simulate the exam realistically and to assess weak points in your preparation. Both products complement each other: Ideally you would use the Concept Checkers to review your learning, and then about three weeks before exam day use the practice exam to see where you still need to improve. You can purchase the Practice Exam here.

  • Q: Can you send me a sample of the Concept Checkers?
  • A: You can download one volume of the Concept Checkers and samples by entering your email address in the box above that says "Get access now." You will receive the download links immediately by email.

  • Q: What exactly is the Energy Risk Professional (ERP)?
  • A: The ERP is a relatively new professional certification by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). More info can be found in the ERP FAQ or directly on www.garp.com.
  • Q: Are the ViveraRISK Concept Checkers for the ERP just another book about energy risk?
  • A: No. The Concept Checkers are summaries of the most important points of the ERP learning materials. The original readings are quite lengthy and sometimes redundant, and the Concept Checkers are a great complement to review what you have read. The question-answer format helps you save time in your exam preparation as it directly answers the questions in the ERP learning outcomes (called AIMS). Some answers are explained in more depth with examples, but you can skip these if you are pressed for time.

  • Q: Should I still get the original reading material to prepare for the ERP exam?
  • A: Yes. The Concept Checkers are summaries of the most important points of the ERP learning materials but they are not meant to replace them. You should read through the original study material at least once and make your own summaries if you can, in addition to reviewing with the Concept Checkers and the Practice Exam. Reviewing with the Concept Checkers will help you speed up the learning process and memorize what you have read more effectively.

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  • Q: Can you send me a printed version of the Concept Checkers?
  • A: The Concept Checkers are available as downloadable pdf files only that can be printed out, but I cannot send physical prints at this time.
  • Q: How would I best use the ViveraRISK Concept Checkers to prepare for the ERP exam?
  • A: The best way to learn the concepts that must be mastered for the exam is active recall. You should first read the original curriculum from GARP or you may also find the same readings for less money on Amazon if you are lucky (more info about the required readings in this blog post). In the next step, you want to learn and practice what you have read. Look at the question in the Concept Checkers while covering the answer and try to solve it in your head or on paper. Then look at the answer and compare it with yours. This will help you outline weaknesses in your preparation and point out concepts that you may have missed when reading the material. Please also visit my featured article "How to master the ERP exam in 10 steps" to get an overview about what to expect on exam day.
  • Q: Is there a higher resolution pdf available? Some of the images are a little blurry.
  • A: The resolution of the pdf is 300 dpi. As some of the source images are lower quality to save space (even in the original GARP readings), there is no higher resolution pdf available.
  • Q: Can I share this guide with my friends or colleagues?
  • A: While it would be easy to do I encourage you to not share this document with anyone. It took a lot of time to create this product, and I believe it is a very valuable resource in test preparation for the ERP exam, and well worth the price. If you enjoy this guide, please encourage your friends to purchase it as well, as this will help me create content like this in the future as well.

  • Q: I purchased the product but the download link does not work. This is annoying! What can I do?
  • A: I apologize if the download links are over capacity. If you encounter any problems, please immediately email us so I can send you a new link.

  • Q: Who has prepared the ViveraRISK Concept Checkers for the ERP exam?
  • A: My name is Alexander Janis. I have been in the banking and risk management profession for over eight years. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to email me (but please read the FAQ first). For more info about the ERP certification, please also read my articles about energy risk.
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