Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management
The Graduate Certificate in Records & Information Management (CRIM) is offered through LSU Online.
About the Program
The RIM certificate is designed to provide an immersive experience for students who seek careers in the growing field of Records and Information Management. Records and information managers are responsible for accurately, securely, and effectively managing information received and produced by a wide range of public and private sector organizations. The certificate prepares students for positions such as Records and Information Management Officer, Information Governance Officer, Digital Assets Manager, or Enterprise Content Manager in areas such as government and municipal offices, healthcare, legal services, financial services, insurance services, the oil and gas industry, and education.
The RIM certificate program is offered in collaboration and partnership with the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM), the national certifying body for RIM professionals. Through this partnership, students who complete the RIM certificate can fast-track their path to becoming a Certified Records Analyst (CRA) or Certified Records Manager (CRM). Due to the rigor of the coursework, completion of the RIM certificate will credit the student with passing Exam Parts 1-5 toward ICRM certification.
This is an entirely asynchronous online certificate.
This certificate is appropriate for individuals who have earned a bachelor's degree in any discipline and wish to pursue careers as records and information management officers, including as Certified Records Analysts or Certified Records Managers.
Three required courses (9 hours):
- LIS 7604 Principles of Records Management
- LIS 7612 Information Governance
- LIS 7909 Directed Independent Study
Complete two of the following electives (6 hours):
- LIS 4511 Information Architecture
- LIS 7505 Introduction to Digital Curation
- LIS 7508 Management of Knowledge-based Assets in Organizations (Knowledge Management)
- LIS 7618 e-Discovery
Tuition and Fees
The CRIM is offered in an entirely asynchronous online format. The certificate is classified as a traditional, on-campus program, not an LSU Online program. It is listed under on-campus programs, not LSU online programs. Tuition and fees are those charged for on-campus programs, not LSU Online programs. Tuition and fee information can be found at Tuition and Fees. All non-residents of Louisiana will be charged the non-resident fee.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
MLIS students may also earn the Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management by submitting the Request for Dual Degree. All certificate courses will apply to the MLIS degree.