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IGP Certification
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What is IG? 

ARMA International defines information governance as a strategic, cross-disciplinary framework composed of standards, processes, roles, and metrics that hold organizations and individuals accountable for the proper handling of information assets. The framework helps organizations achieve business objectives, facilitates compliance with external requirements, and minimizes risk posed by substandard information handling practices. Records and information management (RIM) is an essential building block of an information governance program.  

An Information Governance Professional (IGP) is...

... a person who has earned ARMA's IG certification that demonstrates he or she has the strategic perspective and the requisite knowledge to help an organization leverage information for maximum value while reducing the costs and mitigating the risks associated with using and governing this important asset.  

Mission of the Information Governance Professional (IGP) Certification Program:

Provide an information governance credential within an ethical and professional framework to support individuals to deliver organizational value and reduce risk.

IGP Governance Board

The IGP program is governed by the IGP Governance Board, which is incorporated separately from ARMA International. This board guides the certification program, provides outreach to the profession, and clearly separates the functions and decisions related to certification from other ARMA International programs and goals. Read more here to view IGP board bios and descriptions. 

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IGP Continuing Education Credit

Do you want to award IGP credit for your educational event? Click here for the application for IGP credit approval.

Complete this application and email to along with event schedule, education content description, and speaker/ presenter info.

Note: Changes to the recertification process for IGPs are coming soon! Click here for more details.


Questions? Please e-mail


Digital Credentials and Badging

ARMA also offers our professional community state-of-the-art digital credentials, or digital badges. Once you earn your certification, share the news with the world! Click here to learn more.