ICRM PARTNERSHIPS, CREDITS, AND SPECIAL ACCESS
The Institute partners with a variety of organizations to advance the Records and Information Management (RIM) profession, to build alliances that strengthen ICRM credentials, and to provide opportunities that assist professionals in achieving the Certified Records Manager (CRM), Certified Records Analyst (CRA) and Post Certification Specialty Designations. If you are a prospect or current candidate, here are some of the paths that you can take to fast track to ICRM certification:
Academic Partners with Programs that Provide Credits for ICRM Exams
Louisiana State University (LSU) – graduates of the LSU RIM Certificate Program meeting the requirements of the ICRM/LSU partnership may be eligible to apply for credit for Parts 1-5 of the ICRM exams. For more details on the LSU RIM Certificate Program click HERE.
San Jose' State University (SJSU) School of Information (iSchool) – graduates of the Master of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) degree program meeting the requirements of the ICRM/SJSU partnership may be eligible to apply for credit for Parts 1-5 of the ICRM exams. For more details on the MARA Program click HERE
Partnerships that Provide Credit for ICRM Exams & Special Access to Training
The Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) - 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. For more details on the ERM Master Click HERE For special access to select AIIM education courses and resources for ICRM certification maintenance use the following code ICRM917 .
Post Certification Specialty Designations
For RIM practitioners working in the nuclear or federal government, achieving ICRM certification will provide you with the additional opportunity to benchmark your skills and competencies in these industry-specific areas of records management.
The Nuclear Information and Records Management Association (NIRMA) has partnered with the Institute since 1984 to provide its members the means to achieve ICRM certification as well as the Post Certification Specialty Designation of Nuclear Specialist (NS). All ICRM exams are administered by the Institute, however for more information on NIRMA and related requirements for the NS, please contact: Denise L. Pickett, NIRMA Director of Infrastructure at (803) 270-0996 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CRM/Federal Specialist was developed for CRM’s whose field of professional practice involves RIM programs of the U.S. Government, whether as Federal government employee, uniformed military, consultant or contractor. The ICRM Specialty Designation program allows for industry-specific best practices to be documented and peer reviewed the same as the CRM process provides for global best practices in RIM. The CRM/Federal Specialist is the second specialty designation following the long-standing CRM/Nuclear Records and Information Management Specialist (CRM/NS).
The CRM/Federal Specialist is based on the collective body of knowledge represented by the United States (US) government laws and regulations as well as the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) guidelines and policies for record keeping program in Federal agencies. The CRM/Federal Specialist was developed by a team of recognized CRMs whose careers have included Records and Information Management (RIM) programs of US government departments and agencies, US military and supporting contractors. Knowledge areas were defined in consultation with ICRM strategic partners and NARA resources.
Contact the ICRM Administrator for more information on requirements for leveraging all partnership credits and special access and for full details on ICRM qualifications, applications and exam administration for the CRM, CRA and Post Certification Specialty Designations.