TRACK II

CRM Track

 About CRM & CRA Certification

The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) is an international certifying organization of and for professional records and information managers. The ICRM was incorporated in 1975 to meet the requirement to have a standard by which persons involved in records and information management could be measured, accredited and recognized according to criteria of experience and capability established by their peers.

The primary mission of the ICRM is to develop and administer the professional certification of Records and Information Managers including the relevant examinations and certification maintenance program. The ICRM serves as the certifying body for records and information management (RIM) professionals and the Nuclear Information and Records Management Association (NIRMA).

Organizations that can write and administer a Part 7 exam that tests for industry-specific RIM knowledge not identified on any of the current CRM examinations, may qualify to have a Special Designation in records management that individuals in the relevant profession can pursue once they have obtained their initial CRM certification. Contact the ICRM President-Elect for more information on the ICRM Special Designation Program at president_elect@icrm.org.

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CRM/CRA Exams at a Glance

Part 1 Management Principles and the Records and Information (RIM) Program

Part 2 - Records and Information Creation and Use* (CRA)

Part 3 - Record Storage, Retrieval, Conversion, and Facilities* (CRA)

Part 4 Records Appraisal, Retention, Protection and Disposition* (CRA)

Part 5 Technology

Part 6 Case Study

The Value of Being a Certified Records Manager (CRM)

National and global industry surveys continue to show a strong correlation and value proposition for those RIM professionals that achieve the CRM designation. The candidate’s belief that the credential will provide for enhanced professionalism and personal growth is a significant factor in the overall decision to become a CRM. The RIM knowledge gained through the certification examination preparation process, and elevation of confidence that is achieved as a result of mastering related competencies, is directly related to the CRM’s ability to garner higher-level RIM positions with commensurate salaries. 

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 CRM/CRA* HIGH LEVEL EXAMINATION OUTLINES

Part 1 Management Principles and the Records and Information (RIM) Program

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  1. Principles of Management
  2. Human Resources/Staffing
  3. Methodologies
  4. Financial Considerations
  5. Planning
  6. Additional RIM Program Components
  7. Directing and Monitoring a RIM Program
  8. Ethical Responsibilities
  9. Global Concerns of a RIM Program

Part 2 - Records and Information Creation and Use

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  1. Information Framework
  2. Risk Assessments and Audits
  3. Compliance
  4. Information Security and Privacy
  5. Information Creation

Part 3 - Record Storage, Retrieval, Conversion, and Facilities

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  1. Storage
  2. Retrieval
  3. Conversion
  4. Facilities

Part 4 Records Appraisal, Retention, Protection and Disposition

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  1. Records Inventory
  2. Records Appraisal
  3. Retention Schedule Creation
  4. Retention Schedule Implementation
  5. Retention Schedule Administration
  6. Vital Records Program
  7. Business Continuity
  8. Archives

Part 5 Technology

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  1. System Life Cycle
  2. Architecture and Infrastructure
  3. Life-Cycle Management
  4. Imaging Technologies
  5. Programs and Applications

 * Certified Records Analyst (CRA)

Attaining the Certified Records Analyst (CRA) designation is based on educational background, professional work experience and successful completion of a three-part examination consisting of:  

·         Part 2 - Records and Information: Creation and Use
·         Part 3 - Records Systems, Storage and Retrieval
·         Part 4 - Records Appraisal, Retention, Protection and Disposition

Downloadable/Printable Agenda -  Adobe Acrobat PDF Version


? Approved ICRM Credits

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? Approved IGP Credits