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Essentials of the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® Certificate
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Do you have the skills needed to govern records and information within your organization through standard principles and best practices? ARMA International’s Essentials of the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® Certificate is designed for records and information management (RIM) beginners and veterans alike. Beginners receive a comprehensive education in RIM because the Principles are a uniform collection of best practices and policy. Seasoned RIM professionals can learn real-world ways to apply the Principles and the Information Governance (IG) Maturity Model to assess and strengthen their information governance. There's no travel involved - all courses are offered online for convenient and flexible training on YOUR schedule.

Since 1955, ARMA International has been the go-to resource for professionals who manage information. Now, you can earn a certificate from ARMA International that will demonstrate your knowledge and skills in governing information for your organization.

Essentials of the Principles Certificate holders will have completed the following courses:


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Register now and you're on your way to a certificate from the most respected name in information management education - ARMA International. The non-member rate includes a one-year professional membership. If you prefer to opt-out of this offer, please notify our member services department.



Develop Your Skill Set

As an Essentials of the Principles certificate holder, you will bring even more value to your organization by being able to perform the following tasks.

  • List and describe the eight principles
  • Describe the role and value of the Information Governance (IG) Maturity Model
  • Recognize the benefits of standard processes and standard documentation of those processes
  • Describe steps for identifying the gaps between the organization’s current practices and the desirable level of maturity for each principle
  • Assess the risks to the organization, based on the biggest gaps
  • Explain how conforming with the Principles results in a legally defensible information management program

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