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ARMA Preferred Solutions Provider Accreditation

ARMA Preferred Solutions Provider Accreditation



ARMA Preferred Solutions Provider

How Organizations Can Attain Accreditation – and Why They Should

ARMA’s Preferred Solutions Provider program, which is set to launch in 2020, will recognize business partners as accredited entities in the information profession. Such preferred status will help identify those companies that are highly credible and that employ professionals who are staying current with the dynamic field.

To attain the accreditation, a company must demonstrate that a required percentage of its staff have attained either the INFO designation or the IGP certification. Formal accreditation will include an application process and a fee.

ARMA Preferred Solutions Providers will get a graphical seal that marks their accreditation, which they can use on their website and marketing materials, plus preferential status in the updated, enhanced ARMA Buyer's Guide.

Accredited companies are also listed as an ARMA Industry Member. As an ARMA Industry Member, a company will belong to an elite group that is committed to the ongoing progress of the information profession.

Additionally, ARMA Industry Members are given a number of free professional memberships to allot to their employees. (The number of free memberships is based on your organization’s size and other factors; see below for the details.) Armed with a professional membership, your team will have access to countless free and discounted ARMA courses, webinars, publications, events, and more, which affords them even more opportunity for industry knowledge and credibility.

Accreditation Application (coming soon)

For Individuals

Individuals who are employed by sponsor organizations of ARMA InfoCon 2019 are eligible for free testing, to be offered onsite at the October conference in Nashville. The exam will be made available to all information professionals in early 2020. Those who attain the INFO designation will be viewed as highly credible and knowledgeable resources in the information profession, uniquely qualified to serve clients and customers.

The designation is based on the ARMA Guide to the Information Profession, an open source, free downloadable PDF. Candidates should read the book in preparation for the exam.

Additionally, professionals with the IGP certification automatically qualify as credible, preferred resources and thus count toward an organization’s percentage. The IGP certification is the most highly respected credential in the field of information governance.

Learn more about the INFO Designation

Learn more about the IGP Certification

Accreditation Comes With Perks

When your organization becomes an ARMA Preferred Solutions Provider, you will also automatically be included as an ARMA Industry Member. As an ARMA Industry Member, your company is a part of an elite group of organizations who are committed to the ongoing progress of the Information Profession.

In addition to Industry Member status, your company will receive individual ARMA Professional Memberships for your employees (number of Pro Memberships dependent on size and your ARMA Preferred Solution Provider application, see below).

Your ARMA Pro Memberships unlock an array of resources and additional access to discounts, events, and more at ARMA.

As an ARMA Preferred Solutions Provider, you're deeply connected to ARMA and we lend our name to you and enhance your ability to sell your services - credibility, the greatest perk of all.

Learn More About Professional Membership

 

Accreditation Requirements

For early adopters of the ARMA Preferred Solutions Provider program, we are offering a discount on the accreditation fees.

For the 2019-2020 accreditation year, pricing will be 50% of the list price for accreditation; for 2020-2021 accreditation year, pricing will be 75% of the list price for accreditation.

Accreditation fees are based on the number of individual employees working in the IG/RIM practice of your organization (applicable employees). Employees considered to be working in the IG/RIM practice include any public-facing employee with which customers or clients may interact. Examples include, but are not limited to, sales staff, support staff, consultants, solutions consultants, installers, etc. It is possible for a division or segment of an organization to become an ARMA Preferred Solutions Provider – for example, Big Company A has four divisions, but only one of those divisions serves the IG/RIM space, which means only that division should be included in the number of applicable employees.

For the 2019-2020 year, to achieve accreditation, at least 10% of your IG/RIM practice staff must be holders of either the INFO designation or the IGP certification (rounded up to the nearest whole number - e.g. 144 covered staff = 14.4 IGP or INFO holders, rounded to 15 to attain accreditation). For the 2020-2021 accreditation year, to achieve or maintain accreditation, at least 20% of IG/RIM practice staff must be holders of either the INFO designation or the IGP certification. For the 2021-2022 accreditation year, to achieve or maintain accreditation, at least 30% of IG/RIM practice staff must be holders of either the INFO designation or the IGP certification.

Accreditation fees are based on the number of applicable employees in your organization:

Applicable Employees Initial Accreditation Fee Annual Ongoing Re-accreditation Fee Additional Considerations
1-5 $2000
2020: $1000
$1500
  • Up to 5 Individual ARMA Pro Memberships
  • Industry Membership
  • Status in ARMA Buyer's Guide
  • Accreditation Seal
6-10 $4500
2020: $2250
$3500
  • Up to 10 Individual ARMA Pro Memberships
  • Industry Membership
  • Status in ARMA Buyer's Guide
  • Accreditation Seal
11-25 $7000
2020: $3500
$5500
  • Up to 25 Individual ARMA Pro Memberships
  • Industry Membership
  • Status in ARMA Buyer's Guide
  • Accreditation Seal
26-50 $10,000
2020: $5000
$8500
  • Up to 50 Individual ARMA Pro Memberships
  • Industry Membership
  • Status in ARMA Buyer's Guide
  • Accreditation Seal
51-100 $15,000
2020: $7500
$12,500
  • Up to 100 Individual ARMA Pro Memberships
  • Industry Membership
  • Status in ARMA Buyer's Guide
  • Accreditation Seal
101+ $20,000
2020: $10,000
$17,500
  • Up to 150 Individual ARMA Pro Memberships (additional individual ARMA Pro Memberships available at 25% discount)
  • Industry Membership
  • Status in ARMA Buyer's Guide
  • Accreditation Seal