ARMAzonan NOV/DEC 2016 - WINTER ISSUE - Page 19

Certified Records Manager (CRM) About Certification 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 meet the requirement to have a standard by which persons involved in records and information management could be measured, accredited and recognized according to criteria of experience and capability established by their peers. 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. The ICRM serves as the certifying body for records and information management (RIM) professionals and the Nuclear Information and Records Management Association (NIRMA). Organizations that can write and administer a Part 7 exam that tests for industry-specific RIM knowledge not identified on any of the current CRM examinations, may qualify to have a Special Designation in records management that individuals in the relevant profession can pursue once they have obtained their initial CRM certification. Contact the ICRM President-Elect for more information on the ICRM Special Designation Program at Original Application: Prospective Candidates for either the CRA or CRM certification pay a non-refundable $100.00 USD Application Fee for processing of their original application and evaluation of credentials. Applicants who fail to meet mandatory qualifications will be required to resubmit a new application form (including a new $100.00 USD processing fee) if they wish to request reconsideration more than one year after the date of the original application. Candidate Reactivation: Candidates who fail to pass all required parts of the examination within 5 years (Parts 1-6 for CRMs, and Parts 2-4 for CRAs), must pay a Candidate Reactivation Fee of $100.00 USD in order to be eligible to sit for the examination again. They are then given a new five-year testing period during which they must take and pass all required parts of the exam