The minimum acceptable education is graduation from high school (completion of 12 grades) or equivalent (e.g. GED Certificate).
The preferred education is a 4-year (bachelor's) degree from an accredited institution of higher education. The academic major (course of study) need not have been in a records related field. All claimed education must be documented. Academic degrees may be documented by either official transcripts or a photocopy of the diploma.
Applicants who properly demonstrate achievement of a 4-year (bachelor's) degree from an accredited institution of higher education must also demonstrate one year of professional Records and Information Management (RIM) experience.
Alternatively, one year of professional Records and Information Management (RIM) experience can be substituted for each year of college education. Experience time is rounded to the nearest completed month. It is calculated based on the date the application was received. It is not calculated to the date of the exam.
Acceptable work experience at the professional level includes the following: conducting studies and surveys or developing, designing, and implementing Records and Information Management (ROM) systems; direct managerial or operational responsibility for programs; or teaching courses in Records and Information Management (RIM) for an accredited institution of higher education on a full time basis.