Graduate Certificate in Records and Information Management

LSU Online

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.

Student Profile

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.

Course Requirements

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


Applicants must meet the requirements for admission listed for the Master’s of Library & Information Science Program. Students should apply through the LSU Graduate School.

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

In addition to the scholarships and financial aid opportunities described at SLIS Awards and Scholarships, students are eligible for scholarships from the ARMA International Educational Foundation.  

Dual Degree

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.


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Applications are submitted through the online application portal located on the Graduate School's website.