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Certified Records Manager (CRM) Examination Preparation Workshop

July 20, 2015

Monday, 28 September 2015 - 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Dear ZRA Members,

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) invites you to participate in its 8th annual Certified Records Manager (CRM) Examination Preparation Workshop. This year’s Workshop is hosted by the Woodland Park Zoo on Monday, 28 September 2015, at the Double Tree Suites Seattle Airport – Southcenter.

If you’re not sure what the CRM is or its value to you as a records management professional, come to the Workshop to learn all about it. If you are currently a CRM Candidate and actively testing, the Workshop will provide you with a comprehensive review of each exam outline and identify all of the resources you will need to prepare. The timing is excellent if you are testing in November of 2015. ZIMS is a major records management initiative currently under deployment in our profession; not only will it require substantial business process change, it will also highlight those areas in need of improvement in the management of historical, active and inactive records across various media formats and technologies, and facilitate managing more and more business content in a digital environment.

Now is the time to evaluate where you stand as a records management professional and the ZRA-sponsored CRM Examination Preparation Workshop is a great opportunity for you to do just that! It’s important to remember the core tenets of records and information management stand on their own, and are relevant to your position as a registrar, whether you choose to pursue the credential or not.

If you are currently a CRM Candidate, or want more information to determine if it is right for you, this event provides in-depth information on the exam administration process from application to certification. You will also be provided with current and updated materials on the Certification Maintenance Program.

Whether you have been a registrar for 5, 10, 20 or more years, this may be an opportunity for you to advance your career, or gain the in-depth records management knowledge and expertise you may need, to meet emerging challenges and opportunities in the field in the near future.

We hope to see you there, remember the CRM Examination Preparation Workshop is included in full registration for all ZRA members. Additionally, ZRA has a $500 CRM Annual Scholarship to assist our members in obtaining the gold standard in records management certifications!


Rae Lynn Haliday, CRM, MBA
Chairman, Professional Development Committee
ICRM President-Elect

Peter Grimm, MS
Vice-Chairman, ZRA Professional Development Committee

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