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Auditing Basics for RIM Professionals

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Understanding how to evaluate the viability and health of your records management practices can seem daunting at times. Not only will this course prepare you for performing an audit, it will also provide the ammunition you need to sell its importance and its process to significant stakeholders in your organization. 

Specifically, you’ll learn about the common types of audits and the integral role that RIM plays in preparing the organization. It also teaches you how to use and apply ISO 15489 and the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® as tools for compliance measurement. If you are looking for guidance or even a refresher on conducting a RIM compliance audit to identify and address gaps in your RIM practices, then this course will help you achieve your goals.

This online course is full of practical, real-world solutions you can put to work immediately. Each section of this online course contains audio and review questions, as well as printable course notes for easy offline reading and review.
Certificate Programs:  This course may be purchased individually and is also included in our Essentials of RIM Certificate Program.
You have 12 months from the date of registration to complete the course.
Estimated Time of Completion: 2.0 hours
ICRM Maintenance Credits: 2.0
Domain: Risk Management         Level: 1
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Define the common types of audits
2. Describe the role RIM can play in helping departments prepare for an audit
3. Describe how to use ISO 15489 and the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® as tools for compliance measurement
4. Explain the process and the key elements in a RIM compliance audit

Section 1: Overview of Auditing
Upon completion of this section, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the importance of auditing your organization
2. List who can perform audits
3. Describe “preventive and detective” internal controls
4. List the common types of audits

Section 2: RIM's Role in Preparing the Organization for an Audit
Upon completion of this section, participants will be able to:
1. Describe RIM’s primary role in preparing other departments for an audit
2. List the documentation that is most commonly reviewed during audits

Section 3: Relevant Standards and Regulations
Upon completion of this section, participants will be to:
1. Explain how RIM can use ISO 15489 as an audit tool
2. Explain how RIM can use the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® as an audit tool
3. List and describe the most prominent laws and standards that are applicable to auditing

Section 4: Conducting a RIM Program Audit
Upon completion of this section, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the suggested frequency of a RIM program audit
2. List the steps of a RIM program audit