Your Austin ARMA chapter is pleased to announce ARMA's Session of the Month..  This free service is available in partnership with:

1.       Log in. Log into your myARMA account and access your session of the month just as you’ve always done. You’ll be taken to the new Session of the Month home page.

2.       Find your session. Search for the session your chapter leaders have selected. HINT: If you use the search feature on the page and search for the 8 digit alphanumeric code at the front (with the hyphen included) the session and all related content will be included in the search results.

3.       Learn. 


Records Management Listserv

An automated e-mail routing server, called a listserv, has been set up for Records & Information Management related issues. To join the Records Management Listserv, send an e-mail message to the addressLISTSERV@LISTS.UFL.EDU. Leave the subject line of your message blank. In the body of the message, type SUBSCRIBE RECMGMT-L Your Name. DO NOT type in your e-mail address. Enter your full name, regularly capitalized.

For example, John Smith would send the message:

The Listserv machine will acknowledge receipt of your message and give you the necessary instructions to confirm your subscription. After subscribing you will be given instructions on how to request help files as well as how to set the options on your subscription.

Messages are posted to the list by sending a regular e-mail message toRECMGMT-L@LISTS.UFL.EDU. Be sure to identify yourself and the issue you are addressing as a courtesy to the other subscribers. The Listserv has many lively discussions, sign up and join in!

If you have problems subscribing, general listserv information can be obtained at

Certified Records Manager

The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) is an international certifying organization of and for professional records and information managers. 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.

Attaining the CRM designation is based on educational background, professional work experience and the passing of a six part examination. The six part examination is divided into:

Management Principles and the Records and Information (RIM) Program
Records and Information: Creation and Use
Records Systems, Storage and Retrieval
Records Appraisal, Retention, Protection and Disposition
Case Studies

Parts I to V each consist of 100 multiple choice questions. Part VI consists of case studies which require essay responses.

Visit the ICRM website for more information or to apply

Information Governance Professional

The IGP credential defines the competencies for implementing effective information governance practices, including accountability, transparency, integrity, protection, compliance, availability, retention, and disposition. The role of the information governance professional is strategic in nature, ensuring that opportunities to leverage information can be capitalized on, while preventing or mitigating risks posed by record keeping practices. The practice of information governance extends beyond the traditional role of a records manager, and the credential reflects this distinct body of knowledge and skills.

To attain certification, the applicant must meet eligibility requirements, sign Code of Ethics and pass a pre-test to qualify for certification exam. The certification exam consists of 140 multiple-choice questions.

For more information and details, please visit

2016 Certified Information Professional Program Update

Prepare to be delighted. Our work on a revamped CIP program is coming together and will launch in April 2016!  There will be significant changes to the topics and exam questions -- all based on feedback garnered from our current CIPs. We also are negotiating with a new exam vendor and believe the registration process will be easier to navigate.  

CIP Recertification
We will have the other CIP pages back online later this month after we complete the updates and revisions. For those seeking to recertify, please log your CEUs on the recertification form and email it to If you have questions please send an email to Maureen Hearn,

CIP Exam
The link to register for the CIP exam will be restored once details have been set for the new exam provider and the revised exam is ready to go live. 

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