Become a Certified Information Professional

Digital disruption calls for digital leaders with the skills and experience to optimize information assets and transform business. Become that leader now.


CIP Online Prep Course Now Available!

Why CIP?

Over the past decade, there has been a “perfect storm” of change driven by consumerization, cloud, mobile, and the Internet of Things. It has changed how we think about enterprise information and IT - and changed how we think about the kinds of skills needed to adapt to these changes. The value-add for information technology in organizations is rapidly shifting from the technology per se to the stewardship, optimization, and application of the information assets themselves.

What is CIP?

To meet this need, AIIM worked with industry experts and focus groups to define the body of knowledge necessary for information professionals to be successful in the digital economy, built a certification and test based upon this body of knowledge that is available at locations around the world, and created a set of training courses and materials to help information professionals prepare for the examination. Click the button below to access the CIP Study Guide (free to professional members, $60 for nonmembers).

AIIM's Certified Information Professional

How Do I Get Ready?

The path to CIP should be fairly simple for information practitioners who already have expertise and work experience. AIIM has a number of resources that can help practitioners at all levels prepare to become a Certified Information Professional:

AIIM's Certified Information Professional

How Do I Sign Up?

With testing centers all over the world, Kryterion serves as our approved CIP examination proctor. The exam fee is $349 USD. Professional Members enjoy a discounted fee of just $285 USD (Members should contact Jessica Lombardo for the code to receive the discount). The CIP certification is renewable after three years. 

Where to Test?
Find a testing center near you, then register to take the exam. Please use the button below to access Kryterion's exam registration link. 

AIIM's Certified Information Professional

How Do I Recertify?

Stay up-to-date with changes in information management processes and technologies by re-certifying your CIP every three years. You can: 1) Retake the exam or 2) Submit 45 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) over a three-year period. The fee is $75 (USD) for the 3-year period for AIIM Professional members and $150 (USD) for non-members. 

For more information on CEUs, download the data sheet and log form using the button below. You can email the completed log form and documentation (certificates of attendance, etc.) to certification@aiim.org. Questions? Send an email to Maureen Hearn.

The Value of the CIP (to employers)

The value of certification is often explained from the perspective of the individual
and how the certification will benefit him or her. But what about
the organization -- what is the value to an employer in hiring
Certified Information Professionals or developing them internally?
We can answer that!

AIIM's Newest CIPs!

Please welcome the newest CIPs


Alfred Mitchell
Andrea Harris
Andrew duFresne
Armig Adourian
Bruce Ochiyo
Chaitanya Chandu
Dan Arnold
Geaney Finbarr
Janet Fennema
Jeanel Walker
Jill Callahan
Joe Chung
Kjetil Vengstad
Kristen Currie
Lachlan McDonough
Lily Chen
Lisa Rangen
Lee Mychajluk
Luay Alsaleh
Marlene Lynch
Nancy Blake
Natasha Krentz
Neale Stidolph
Nic Tooth
Pam Doyle
Patrick Schmid
Peter Aldcroft-Colling
Ray Garrett
Russell Kanharn
Sarah Moonshiram
Srimathi Mathavan
Stephanie Stephanie
Tammy Mackenzie
Tolu Oladimeji
Wang Yip

Want to see your name here? Start your pursuit of this respected
credential with our study guide and practice exam.

Before taking the CIP exam complete a few AIIM courses, the CIP class and study the CIP Study Guide. AIIM is a great source of training and knowledge!

— Elizabeth Croom, Admin. Office of the Courts, North Carolina

I am an Information Professional by education, profession and heart. The CIP certificate provides leverage within my field among clients and fellow Information Professionals.

— Kristin Westbye, Sr. Consulting Manager, Sopra Steria

The CIP for me is a way to show my employer, colleagues, and peers that I am an accredited and accomplished professional in my field.

— Geoff Barber, Senior Consulting Manager, ARMS Inc.



















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