Professional Development

As the profession continues to evolve, it is important that RIM professionals keep their skills sharp and relevant. Consider enhancing your skill set by sitting for the Certified Records Manager certification, or working toward an advanced degree in Library and Information Science. RIM professionals looking to enhance their competencies and propel their careers forward can consider the following resources:

MER Content for ARMA Chicago Members

MER has generously provided educational content exclusive to our chapter members.  This content is updated monthly and can be found here

Institute of Certified Records Managers

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 create a standard designation or CRM by which persons involved in records and information management could be measured, accredited, and recognized in accord with criteria of experience and knowledge established by their peers. Attaining the CRM designation is based on educational background, professional work experience and successful completion of a six part examination consisting of:

  • Part 1 Management Principles and the Records and Information Management Program

  • Part 2 Records Creation and Use

  • Part 3 Records Systems, Storage and Retrieval

  • Part 4 Records Appraisal, Retention, Protection and Disposition

  • Part 5 Technology, Equipment and Supplies

  • Part 6 Case Studies

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ARMA International IGP link

AIIM Certifications

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  • Enterprise Content Management

  • Business Process Management

  • Information Organization & Access

  • Email Management

  • Electronic Records Management