September 1, 2017

AIIM and ICRM Partner to Advance Records Management Best Practices

I am pleased to announce that AIIM and the ICRM have established a strategic partnership to advance best practices in records management. Under this partnership, CRM candidates have the option to take the Part 5 exam or complete the AIIM ERM Master Class and have it count for the Part 5 exam. Candidates will still have to pass Part 1-4 and Part 6 in order to become CRMs.

AIIM courses and events will continue to be eligible for CRM continuing education (CMP) credits per longstanding practice. In addition, CRMs and CRAs will be able to access AIIM training courses at the AIIM Professional member rate.

Here's a link to some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about this partnership:

Here's the full text of the press release: 

The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) and the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) Partner to Advance Best Practices in Modern Records Management
AIIM contributes technical module to ICRM body of knowledge

Silver Spring, MD, September 1, 2017 – AIIM and the ICRM announce the establishment of a strategic partnership to advance best practices in Records and Information Management (RIM) through professional certification and training.

This partnership will serve the RIM community by creating new paths to ICRM certification while maintaining current standards and ensuring that the ICRM exam, in particular Part 5, encompasses current technologies and RIM best practices.

ICRM candidates who successfully complete the AIIM ERM Master designation can now receive credit for passing Part 5 of the ICRM exam. CRAs and CRMs will also receive special access to other select AIIM education courses and resources to meet their ongoing continuing education requirements.

Jesse Wilkins, Director of Professional Development at AIIM, noted that "The pace of technological innovation continues to increase, and with it the challenges presented to the records professional.  We believe that the AIIM ERM Master Class provides a timely and relevant path to modern records management and the best approach for addressing current challenges.  We respect the ICRM path to excellence and we are pleased to contribute to that process."

“For more than 40 years, the ICRM has proudly set the standard by which RIM professionals could be measured, accredited and recognized according to criteria of experience and capability established by their peers. We are excited to add AIIM as one of our strategic partners and to recognize their ERM Master Class as one such standard for demonstrating knowledge of the topics on the ICRM Part 5 Technology exam.” said Wendy McLain, President of ICRM.

Details on the AIIM ERM Master Class are available here.

Details on the CRM are available here.

About AIIM
AIIM has been an advocate and supporter of information professionals for 70 years. The association’s mission is to improve organizational performance by empowering a community of leaders committed to information-driven innovation. AIIM is a global, non-profit organization that provides independent research, education, and certification programs to a diverse community of information professionals. 

Jesse Wilkins, CIP, CRM, IGP, CEDS
+1 (202) 649-0270

About ICRM
Founded in 1975, the ICRM is an international certifying organization of and for professional records managers. The Institute confers three designations: the Certified Records Manager (CRM); the Certified Records Manager/Nuclear Specialist (CRM/NS); and the Certified Records Analyst (CRA). 

ICRM Administrator
(877) 244-3128

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