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INFOrmation Governance Professional (IGP)

The IGP credential defines the competencies for implementing effective information governance practices, including accountability, transparency, integrity, protection, compliance, availability, retention, and disposition. The role of the information governance professional is strategic in nature, ensuring that opportunities to leverage information can be capitalized on, while preventing or mitigating risks posed by record keeping practices. The practice of information governance extends beyond the traditional role of a records manager, and the credential reflects this distinct body of knowledge and skills.

To attain certification, the applicant must meet eligibility requirements, sign Code of Ethics and pass a pre-test to qualify for certification exam. The certification exam consists of 140 multiple-choice questions.

For more information and details, please visit IGP Certification

The Information Governance Professional (IGP) spring testing window (April 4-May 28) is right around the corner. Now is the perfect time to brush up on your information governance knowledge and get a head start on preparing for the exam. It’s never too early to study!
Below are some great resources to get you started:

Certified Records Manager

The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) is an international certifying organization of and for professional records and information managers. The primary mission of the ICRM is to develop and administer the professional certification of Records and Information Managers including the relevant examinations and certification maintenance program.

Attaining the CRM designation is based on educational background, professional work experience and the passing of a six part examination. The six part examination is divided into:

  • Management Principles and the Records and Information (RIM) Program

  • Records and Information: Creation and Use

  • Records Systems, Storage and Retrieval

  • Records Appraisal, Retention, Protection and Disposition

  • Technology

  • Case Studies


Parts I to V each consist of 100 multiple choice questions. Part VI consists of case studies which require essay response.


The St. Louis Chapter of ARMA is proud to offer a ICRM Certification Scholarship.  For additional information, please click here St. Louis Chapter - CRM Scholarship Guidelines


Each year the St Louis Chapter of ARMA recognizes a number of individuals who have made significant contributions to the chapter, ARMA International, or to the records and information management profession.
Awards are presented at the June Chapter Business Meeting which is open to all chapter members.