In the records and information management profession, the primary certification is the Certified Records Manager (CRM). The CRM is designed for experienced professionals with management level responsibilities. Attaining the CRM designation is based on educational background, work experience and the passing of a six- part examination. ARMA International has contracted with the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) to be its certifying body.
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 accordance with criteria of experience and knowledge established by their peers. The organization provides guidelines, study materials and certification examinations. To learn more about the ICRM and the CRM certification process, go to: http://www.icrm.org/
The ARMA Houston chapter provides CRM candidates with the opportunity to be a part of a study group, get connected to a mentor, and additional study resources. To learn more about the ARMA Houston CRM candidate support resources contact Beverly McMahan, CRM ERMm or Diane Walker, CRM, CMC.