ICRM-DLIS Partnership

The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) and the Division of Library and Information Science (DLIS) graduate program at St. John’s University (SJU) accelerates student credentialing to become a Certified Records Analyst (CRA) and Certified Records Manager (CRM) 

The Records Management (RM) concentration was developed in coordination with the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM). The ICRM is an international certifying organization of, and for, professional records and information managers. The ICRM was incorporated in 1997 to meet the requirement to have a standard by which persons involved in records and information management could be measured, accredited, and recognized according to criteria of experience and capability established by their peers.  

As such, the ICRM-SJU/DLIS partnership provides students with the opportunity to receive credit for Parts 1-5 of the ICRM exam with eligibility to apply to accept the Certified Records Analyst (CRA) designation and/or sit for Part 6 of the ICRM exam for the Certified Records Manager (CRM) certification upon graduation and proof of one year of professional experience obtained via employment or the academic service-learning, internship program approved in the terms of the partnership.

The ICRM will credit graduates of the Division of Library & Information Science (DLIS) program specializing in Records Management (RM) with passing Exam Parts 1-5 toward ICRM certification upon satisfactory completion (3.0 minimum on 4.0 grading scale) of the programs required courses. The RM program requires students to take courses in five areas of study: (a) Management Principles, (b) Creation & Use, (c) Records Systems, Storage & Retrieval, (d) Records Appraisal, Retention, Protection & Disposition, (e) Technology. Click to download Specialization Details


Certified Records Analyst (CRA)

A Certified Records Analyst (CRA) is a Records and Information Management (RIM) professional that has successfully passed Parts 2, 3 and 4 of the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) examination or received credit for the exams via an academic partnership with the Institute. Parts 2, 3 and 4 of the ICRM examination covers the core skills, competencies and global best practices for managing information according to the life cycle concept.

Certified Records Manager (CRM)

A Certified Records Manager (CRM) is a Records and Information Management (RIM) professional that has successfully taken and passed all 6 Parts of the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) examination or received credit for the exams via an academic partnership with the Institute. Parts 1-6 of the ICRM examination covers the core skills, competencies and global best practices for managing information according to the life cycle concept, managing RIM programs and provides the knowledge and capabilities to apply relevant, related technologies.