ARMA announces information governance certification

Records management association and Pearson Vue team on professional test.

Arma, the American Records Management Association has announced an information governance professional (IGP) certification program. Information governance focuses on the creation, organization, management, protection, use and disposal of information. The Arma IGP certificate is intended to demonstrate competency in the above, along with an ability to work closely with legal/compliance departments, information technology and lines of business to implement an effective IG program.

Candidates are required to pass an exam consisting of a timed, 140 multiple-choice question test. The exam, which was developed by subject-matter experts under the guidance of psychometricians (experts in measurement and test development), is designed to measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform competently as an IG professional.

The test assesses competency in the following domains: managing information risk and compliance, developing the IG strategic plan, developing the IG framework, establishing the IG program, establishing IG business integration and oversight, aligning technology with the IG framework.

The computer-based examination is administered at a network of secure test sites owned and operated by Pearson Vue Worldwide through its partner,
Professional Testing, which also helped develop the test. The plan is to offer the exam at specific test windows throughout the year.

Certification is incorporated under an independent governing board for the purpose of maintaining autonomy in all of its certification practices and decisions and is not linked to or restricted by any Arma International product or service. The IGP certification is awarded solely on an individual’s ability to meet the certification requirements. Certification is awarded for three years and must be renewed every three years thereafter with a new test!

Applicants pay $599 upfront of which $499 is refunded to those who the Certification Board determines do not meet eligibility requirements. A tutorial is available and there is more from Arma.

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