What does that mean?

Here at UV&S, we can connect you with Certified Records Managers to help you formulate strategies, set objectives, assign tasks and more. But what exactly is a Certified Records Manager?

Records management, or RM, is the practice of maintaining the records of an organization from the time they are created up to their eventual disposal. This may include classifying, storing, securing, and destruction (or in some cases, archival preservation) of records.

Many colleges and universities offer programs that cover records management to one degree or another, but the Certified Records Manager distinction requires a separate, non-degreed professional certification.

The Institute of Certified Records Managers has this to say about the certification process:

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:

  • Part 1 Management Principles and the Records Management Program
  • Part 2 Records Creation and Use
  • Part 3 Records Systems, Storage and Retrieval
  • Part 4 Records Appraisal, Retention, Protection and Disposition
  • Part 5 Technology, Equipment & Supplies
  • Part 6 Case Studies

Read more about Certified Records Management certification here.