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Late Fee Membership Fees are billed annually in November for the upcoming calendar year and are due no later than January 31st immediately following billing. Payments received on or after February 01, 2016 must include an additional $15.00 USD late fee. Reinstatement Fee: CRA or CRMs whose membership has lapsed (non-payment of Membership Fee, CMPs were insufficient at the end of the five-year CMP cycle, or the Member had been previously Retired) and wish to be reinstated must submit a Reinstatement Application and pay a Reinstatement Fee of $100.00 USD. The Value of Being a Certified Records Manager (CRM) National and global industry surveys continue to show a strong correlation and value proposition for those RIM professionals that achieve the CRM designation. The candidate’s belief that the credential will provide for enhanced professionalism and personal growth is a significant factor in the overall decision to become a CRM. The RIM knowledge gained through the certification examination preparation process, and elevation of confidence that is achieved as a result of mastering related competencies, is directly related to the CRM’s ability to garner higherlevel RIM positions with commensurate salaries. The ICRM offers a variety of resources for CRA and CRM candidates to prepare for the six examinations. Recommended Reading The following publications have been recommended by the Exam Development Committee as excellent preparation resources. They are all available at the ARMA Bookstore: Records and Information Management by Patricia Franks, Ph.D., IGP, CRM, CA, FAI Records and Information Management: Fundamentals of Professional Practice , 2nd Ed. by William Saffady, Ph.D., FAI Records Management for Dummies by Blake Richardson WINTER 2017 Feb 6th, 2017 thru to Feb 17th, 2017 PearsonVue Testing Centers This exam will accept reservations from Nov 25th, 2016 thru to Feb 2nd, 2017 20