The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) is an international certifying organization made up of and for professional records and information managers. The ICRM was incorporated in 1975 to create a standard designation (the CRM) by which persons involved in records and information management could be measured, accredited, and recognized in accordance with criteria of experience and knowledge established by their peers. For more information about qualifications, the application and examination process or activities of the Institute, visit


The six part CRM examination is currently administered in February, May and November each year. The Metropolitan Maryland Chapter counts a number of CRMs among its members, along with members who are CRM candidates that plan to take parts of the exam the near future. If you are interested in finding local sites to take the exam, or wish to collaborate with others in studying, please contact the Chapter’s ICRM Liaison, Betsy Christie, CRM, at To obtain an exam mentor, please contact the ICRM’s Mentorship Coordinator, Howard Loos, CRM at