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The ICRM believes it is vital that a CRA remains current in the dynamic field of Records and Information Management. This is handled through Certification Maintenance Points (CMPs). This Certification Maintenance process ensures that members:  Maintain professional competence;  Update existing knowledge and skills; and  Attain new or additional knowledge and skills. Active CRAs must earn and submit 100 points for approved educational activity during each five-year period following initial certification. Resources The Institute has many resources in place to assist and support the CRA candidate. Resources include an annotated Bibliography, sample questions and guidance available online, and current materials relevant to RIM competencies and educational sessions offered through ARMA International. The ICRM has a licensed Examination Preparation product that provides comprehensive workshops which cover Parts 1 through 6, including practice case studies. The Examination Preparation product is delivered through ARMA Chapters and industry-specific associations as well as being offered at annual Examination Preparation Workshops in association with the ARMA Conference, the MER Conference, NIRMA and other venues throughout the year. For a comprehensive list of materials, resources, and Examination Preparation workshops, go to http://www.icrm.org/exampreparationresources/. Fees Application Fee (Nonrefundable): $100 (USD) Fee per Exam (Parts 2-4): $100 (USD)* Annual Regular Membership Fee: $200 (USD) Annual Retired Membership Fee: $15 (USD) Reinstatement Fee: $100 (USD) * These fees are only refundable if an applicant cancels his/ her registration at least thirty (30) days prior to the examination date. Exam prices are in USD for exams taken Taking the Examination Examinations 2 through 4 may be taken in any sequence. Candidates must pass all three examinations within five years of their acceptance as a candidate. Candidates who fail to pass all three exams in this five-year window must restart the exam process. Exams are offered at Pearson VUE professional testing centers throughout the world. The ICRM conducts exams on a quarterly basis. Exact exam cycle dates are posted on the www.icrm.org site. in the US and Canada. Exams taken in other countries may cost more. 22