The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) and the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS) envision a bold future for Records and Information Management (RIM)

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Earn an SCS certificate and fast track your path to becoming a Certified Records Analyst (CRA).

Imagine if enterprises had more access to vital organizational information. We would see improved efficiency, productivity, profit, and reduced risk[1]. However, most organizations have access to only a minuscule amount of their own data and knowledge base, leaving a huge void of missed opportunity[2]. With access to the right information, businesses can save time and money, while making strategic business decisions.

The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM), an international certifying body of and for professional records and information managers, sees a bright future for the field of Records and Information Management (RIM), and is excited to announce a new partnership with the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

Now, if you complete the SCS Certificate of Records and Information Management, you can fast track earning your ICRM credentials. To be eligible, SCS Certificate of Records and Information Management holders must have achieved a minimum of 70% in each of the required courses. If you meet this requirement, you are exempt from ICRM’s three-part Certified Records Analyst (CRA) examinations.

Both ICRM and SCS know that information management professionals are key players in future facing organizations. Today, this growing and critically important field is all about using technology and intelligent automation to provide knowledge asset management and value preservation[3]. This discipline holds significant opportunity and potential for young professionals looking to enter a growing and vital field[4].

“This is ICRM’s first international continuing education partnership, as well as our first international collaboration. We are excited to work with SCS, knowing that the University of Toronto is the top ranked university in Canada, and is one of the world’s top 10 public universities” says Cheryl Pederson, President of ICRM. “Now, adults wanting to enter the RIM field, or RIM professionals determined to advance their career, can earn an SCS certificate, while fast tracking their path to becoming a Certified Records Analyst (CRA).”

“The future of RIM is all about providing access to the right information at the right time, which is more important than ever in this digital information age. We offer our Certificate in Records and Information Management in collaboration with the University of Toronto Faculty of Information (iSchool), ensuring our curriculum is current and innovative” says Maureen MacDonald, Dean of SCS. “This certificate is fully online, making it accessible for anyone wanting to succeed in this dynamic and growing field. ICRM’s designations have strong industry recognition, and we’re delighted to partner with them to help advance careers.”

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About the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
The University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS) offers an extensive roster of over 700 courses, over 40 program areas, and more than 125 certificates across a broad range of fields that help learners succeed in their careers, satisfy their curiosities, fulfill their passions, and live their best lives.  Courses are delivered by our team of 700 instructors, all of whom are industry or subject matter experts who are passionate about teaching and learning.

About The Institute of Certified Records Managers
The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM), is an international certifying body of and for professional records and information managers. It was established in 1975 to define and document the knowledge, skills, and competencies in the growing field of Records and Information Management (RIM).  ICRM is committed to the professional development of the RIM community, and their designations are a valuable part of this diverse, interdisciplinary, and global constituency.

 

Contacts
ICRM Administrator
admin@icrm.org

or

Rae Lynn Haliday, MBA, CRM, Chairman
ICRM Strategic Alliance Committee
haliday@stlzoo.org

 

Amy Baier, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
Interim Director of Strategic Communication and Marketing
amy.baier@utoronto.ca


[1] Intelligent Records Management: The Future of Information Management (Blog post). Retrieved from Gimmal Blog https://blog.gimmal.com/intelligent-records-management-the-next-phase-of-information-management

[2] Intelligent Records Management: The Future of Information Management (Blog post). Retrieved from Gimmal Blog https://blog.gimmal.com/intelligent-records-management-the-next-phase-of-information-management

[3] Intelligent Records Management: The Future of Information Management (Blog post). Retrieved from Gimmal Blog https://blog.gimmal.com/intelligent-records-management-the-next-phase-of-information-management