Education

Are you thinking about going back to school or becoming a Certified Records Manager(CRM)?  Do you need to just get the essentials of RIM for your job?  Do you simply want to get more classes or webinars about RIM topics?  This is the page for you!

ARMA Arizona

ARMA Arizona offers educational opportunities at every meeting with invited speakers, roundtable discussions, field trips, and an annual seminar. Our website also provides information on local and national training.

For members, the Chapter offers a scholarship to study RIM topics. Click the link to be directed to the ARMA International Educational Foundation's website for more information!

 

ARMA International Education

ARMA International’s website itself constitutes a very good training resource, with discussions on best practices, e-discovery, electronic Records Management, fundamentals of RIM, global issues, security and other hot topics in our industry.  Of particular note is ARMA’s establishment of the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles ®.

Formal educational opportunities include online courses, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The Essentials of RIM Certificate is offered by ARMA International as entry-level, online training for people whose jobs involve records.  The training consists of 10 courses from ARMA International’s courses.  The Certificate does not require continuing education, though ARMA International recommends training to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in RIM.

ARMA draws a sharp distinction between the Certificate and the Certification, as exemplified by the Essentials training above and the CRM certification described below.  While the Essentials certificate demonstrates a basic understanding of the fundamentals of RIM, the CRM is the premier option.

The CRM, which is certified by the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) is designed for manager-level positions and requires experience as well as training.  In addition, continuing education is required.  Additional details about RIM certification, along with a list of study materials, are available at the ICRM Web site: Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM)

Other RIM Education (Professional Associations and Universities)

ARMA is not the only organization that offers RIM training. AIIM and many colleges and universities offer courses, too. 

AIIM

Associate Degree Programs (Schools and Locations)

Bachelor Degree Programs (Schools and Locations)

Masters Degree Programs (Schools and Locations)

Doctoral Degree Programs (Schools and Locations)

Certificate Programs (Schools and Locations)

Other Educational Opportunities by Affiliates

ARMA AZ often offers programs that cover cross-functional topics and could serve as training for other credentialing such as CLE credit. The following organizations offer additional opportunities to obtain such credentialing and training:

Arizona Paralegal Association

National Association of Legal Assistants & Paralegals