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Retention Program Development Certificate
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Are you an asset to your organization? Do you have the skills needed to develop or update a records retention schedule? ARMA International’s Retention Program Development Certificate is designed for information management professionals and other individuals involved in records retention schedule development, lifecycle management of information, and regulatory, legal, and organizational compliance – such as attorneys, risk managers, IT specialists, and administrators.

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 retention schedule development for your organization.


Certificate Program Content Details

In this certificate program, you will acquire the research and appraisal skills necessary for developing a records retention schedule or revising an existing one. A detailed 10-step methodology will help you learn how to schedule both electronic and analog records and how to employ project management techniques for allocating resources.

The skills you’ll learn also apply to assessing and monitoring retention schedules developed by external consultants. The one-day program concludes with a case study that illustrates the learning points and helps participants to more thoroughly grasp the methodology.


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This certificate program is currently offered in-person only, typically as part of the Designation Academy at the annual ARMA Live! Conference & Expo.


Develop Your Skill Set

As a Retention Program Development certificate holder, you will bring even more value to your organization by being able to do the following tasks.

  • Allocate project resources
  • Conduct contextual and functional analyses
  • Compile a records inventory
  • Identify requirements for records
  • Develop a records retention schedule
  • Document supporting materials

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