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Essentials of Information Governance Certificate Program

Attain Valued Credentials and Valuable Credits with ARMA’s Essentials of Information Governance Certificate


The online self-paced version of this course is coming soon.


FOUR SESSIONS: Tuesday – Friday, March 26-29
: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central (10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern)
SELF-STUDY: additional hour after each daily session
($1049 Pro / $1299 Reg)

Information for the On-Demand version of this program will be available soon!

What’s in it for you?

By completing ARMA’s updated Essentials of Information Governance Certificate program, you’ll:

  • Attain a credential that makes you more valuable in your organization and the marketplace
  • Have the knowledge and skills to implement or strengthen your organization’s IG program
  • Attain continuing education credits
    • 12 ICRM
    • 12 IGP (8 – Information Management, 2 – Business, 1 – Technology, 1 – Risk Management)

ARMA International has updated the Essentials of Information Governance Certificate, a 16 -hour, live-virtual program, to help you build the knowledge and skills to transition into more strategic, collaborative roles. The program is led by Nick Inglis, ARMA’s executive director of content and programs, and it’s designed to give you the most essential tools for immediate application in the IG field.


This 16-Hour, Live-Virtual Program:

  • Focuses on assessing and preparing your organization so you can implement an IG program that the key stakeholders will support
  • Centers on the components that a successful IG program must have to move your organization’s IG goals forward
  • Consists of blended learning methods, bringing together presentation-style training, articles, case studies, storytelling, and workbook exercises that will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of IG and what it takes to establish it
  • Recognizes that every organization's IG program is different, so rather than an unrealistic 'one size fits all' approach, it focuses on elements that are common to most successful programs and the thought processes and assessment criteria behind the decision making that leads to effective IG programs

Take advantage of this exclusive training opportunity and register now before your seat is taken! Registration and payment must be received by noon, Central time, on Monday, March 25, 2019.

For more information on the program and on certificates vs. certifications, visit our FAQs.


Here’s what others have to say about the pilot offering of this certificate program:

“On behalf of the Dallas Chapter of ARMA International, I would like to thank Nick for his energetic, timely and extremely informative presentation on Structuring an Information Governance Program to our ARMA Dallas / Fort Worth Spring Seminar attendees! Nick provided an 'Elements of IG' packet with toolkits that are useful as you implement an IG program at your organization. Nick armed us with valuable information and real-world examples we can use when talking to leadership at our organizations about Information Governancegovernance.” - Stephanie K King, VP Seminars, ARMA Dallas (Legal Manager - Information Governance, Records Management, Privacy, PepsiCo)

  • Four daily, half-day, live-virtual sessions totaling 12 hours of instruction; plus an hour of self-study time after each daily session
  • All learning materials for this program, including a case study workbook, course exercises, and early access to ARMA’s new Information Governance Implementation Model
  • Complimentary virtual book Information Governance Professional Certification: Study Guide and Exam Workbook (a $90 value, yours FREE)
  • Complimentary year-long access to the online, self-paced course when it is made available (a $1299 value, yours FREE)
  • A new Essentials of Information Governance Certificate credential and digital badge upon submitting the completed case study workbook for review
  • 12 hours of IGP and ICRM credits, pre-approved
  • One year complimentary Professional Membership to ARMA, if purchased at the regular rate

  • Understanding Your Organization
    • Meet ICO Corp (Our Case Study)
  • Assessing Culture
    • Understanding the Organizational Culture of ICO Corp
  • Assessing Business Practices
    • Understanding the Business Practices of ICO Corp
  • Assessing Systems
  • Creating a Reference Architecture
    • Understanding the Organizational Systems of ICO Corp
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Assessing Power Structures
    • Understanding the Regulations & Power Structures of ICO Corp
  • Preparing the Organization for Information Governance (IG)
  • Building Your Plan
    • Building the Plan for ICO Corp

  • Executive Sponsorship
  • Building Your IG Team
  • IG Charter
  • IG Framework
  • Metrics
    • Building the Components of IG for ICO Corp

  • Information Policies
  • Information Practices & Procedures
    • Building the Plan for ICO Corp


Facilitator’s Biography:

Nick Inglis is executive director, content & programming at ARMA International (formerly president of the Information Coalition, before the two organizations’ merger). Inglis is the author of INFORMATION: The Comprehensive Overview of the Information Profession, and his writing has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, The Providence Journal, Yahoo! Finance, CMSWire, and others. Before his co-founding and leading the Information Coalition, Inglis served as the director of professional development at AIIM and was one of the youngest assistant vice presidents in Bank of America’s history. When not adding to his collection of certificates and certifications (IGP, INFO, ERMm, SharePointm, BPMm, E2.0m, ECMm, IMCP), he is likely spending time with his son, Conor Atom.