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In the Loop - August 2011

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ALERT: New Qualification Standards for CRM (26-AUGUST-2011)

The Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) has announced new qualification standards for the Certified Records Manager (CRM) exams. These new standards will help in eliminating "administrative hurdles previously faced by CRM prospects". The requirements for qualifying for the CRM Exams are a four-year (bachelor's) degree and one year of professional work experience.

The Press Release and details of the new qualification standards are available here: http://www.icrm.org/media/release-icrm-announces-new-qualification-standards.

If you have any questions, please contact Debra Gearhart, CRM, FAI, at (517) 649-2237 or by email at crmfai16@yahoo.com.

ALERT: 56th Annual ARMA International Conference and Expo, October 17 - 19 at National Harbor (22-AUGUST-2011)

The 56th Annual ARMA International Conference & Expo will be held October 17-19, 2011. The education sessions and Expo will be at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD, 20745, which is also the headquarters hotel.

You can access the full ARMA Conference Brochure at the following URL: http://www.arma.org/conference/2011/2011ConfBrochure.pdf


Full Registration includes Monday through Wednesday educational sessions and breaks, General Sessions, Monday lunch in the Expo Hall, Welcome Reception, Exhibit Pass, and session handouts. Also included will be recordings of the conference sessions available on the web after the conference.

Early discount fees (paid by September 1) $ 899 Member / $1,149 Non-member
Regular fees (after September 1 and on-site) $ 999 Member / $1,249 Non-member


Take advantage of the MER Conference experience by attending these seven sessions including lunch and an evening reception on Tuesday, October 18.

Registration for the MER Experience - $599
Registration in conjunction with Full Registration for the ARMA Conference - $399

PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINARS: There will be one-half day seminars and 1 two-day seminar October 15 and 16. Look for details on the seminars on the Education webpage.

ONE-DAY REGISTRATION: Available October 17, 18, and 19, 2011. Fee is $450.

POST-CONFERENCE SEMINAR - 1 or 2 DAYS: October 20 and 21, 2011
Certified Records Manager (CRM) Exam Prep Workshop
Parts 1-6 Two-Day - Member $299 / Non-Member $399
Part 6 Only One-Day - Member $249 / Non-Member $349

ARMA International 800.422.2762 or +1 913.341.3808

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