Originally, ARMA was the acronym for the Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Over the years, we have seen a broadening of the profession as records management has become a recognized and integral part of information governance, which is key to doing business.

To reflect the changing environment and this "expansion" of the profession, the association's board of directors decided to discontinue using ARMA as an acronym and adopted "ARMA International" as a general descriptor of the association.

‚Äč(From: ARMA International Frequently Asked Questions)