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The Information Specialist (INFO) Designation

The Information Specialist (INFO) Designation

The Free & Open Entry-Level Exam for the Information Profession

What Is The Information Specialist (INFO) Designation?

The INFO designation is ARMA's entry-level designation for the information profession. The INFO exam is based on the ARMA Guide to the Information Profession, a free resource that provides an outline of the information profession and discusses the knowledge that one must have to serve in the profession successfully. With the INFO designation and the ARMA Guide to the Information Profession, ARMA has developed and defined an open set of knowledge and an exam that together benefit the profession by harmonizing the minimum knowledge necessary for service in the profession.

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The INFO Designation

The Information Specialist Designation

Unlike a certification, the INFO designation is designed to be entry-level. As such, its exam can be made available to all at no cost and without the overhead of testing centers. With the INFO designation, ARMA has made available a resource for companies and individuals to assert that they are prepared to serve in any role within the information profession. This designation will serve as a first step for individuals towards attaining their IGP certification, ARMA's comprehensive certification for information governance.

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Get Early Access to the INFO Designation Exam

ARMA InfoCon 2019

Individuals from organizations that are sponsors of the ARMA InfoCon 2019 conference have the opportunity to take their INFO exam before it is available to all. The INFO designation also serves as the first step towards companies attaining their ARMA Preferred Solution Provider accreditation.

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ARMA Preferred Solution Provider Accreditation

ARMA Preferred Solution Provider

The INFO Designation serves as one of the ways that solution provider companies (vendors, business partners) can achieve ARMA Preferred Solution Provider accreditation. When a certain percentage of 'applicable employees' attain either their INFO designation or IGP certification, that company can apply to receive ARMA Preferred Solution Provider accreditation.

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Taking Your INFO Designation Exam

Register

Register for an account at ARMA.org or log in to your account.

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Download

Download the ARMA Guide to the Information Profession, a free resource and guide to the INFO Designation.

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Study

Read the ARMA Guide to the Information Profession, learn, and prepare for your INFO exam.

Take The Exam

Take the exam (100 multiple-choice questions), pass it, and display your achievement and badge.

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