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Certified Information Governance Professional

The Information Governance Professional (IGP) Certification

The Information Governance Professional (IGP) Certification is the premier certification focused exclusively on the high-level strategic practice of Information Governance. Those who have obtained their IGP have shown their mastery of the concepts of Information Governance - bringing together the various sub-disciplines of information (archiving, compliance, information management, information technology, legal and eDiscovery, privacy, records, and security) into a cohesive and comprehensive set of policies, practices, and strategies for their organizations. An IGP is a trusted resource to their organizations and a the designation is a requirement for many roles in organizations today including the roles of Director of Information Governance, Information Governance Manager, Information Manager, Director of Information, Director of Information Management, Chief Data Officer (CDO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Chief Technology Officer (CTO), and Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), among many others.


What is Information Governance (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.


An Information Governance Professional (IGP) is...

... a person who has earned ARMA's IGP Certification, which demonstrates they have 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 information as a critical organizational 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.


Maintaining your Credential

The new IGP Re-certification credit program and categories.Click here for more details on the new credit types and program details. 


Questions? Please e-mail


Digital Credentials and Badging

ARMA offers our professional community digital credentials through the use of digital badging. Show your certificate on your LinkedIn profile, website, or other professional space on the web. Click here to learn more.