Certified Information Professional

2016 CIP Program Update

Prepare to be delighted. Our work on a revamped CIP program is coming together and will launch in early May 2016!  There will be significant changes to the topics and exam questions -- all based on feedback garnered from our current CIPs. The new exam will launch in mid-May 2016 (just around the corner).

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.

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.

We are developing a CIP study guide that will be available free to professional members and for $60 USD to nonmembers. The study guide should be ready by the end of this month.

CIP Recertification
We will have the other CIP pages back online with the launch of our new website in mid-May. For those seeking to recertify, please log your CEUs on the recertification form and email it to training@aiim.org. If you have questions please send an email to Maureen Hearn, mhearn@aiim.org.

CIP Exam
The link to register for the CIP exam will be restored once details have been set for the new exam provider and the revised exam is ready to go live available in early May 2016. Fees for the CIP exam are: $349 USD for nonmembers and $285 USD for professional members. If you would like to participate in our beta test of the exam, you can take it now at a reduced price of $135 USD thorugh May 22, 2016 (and if passed you will be a CIP). You can register here.

Curious about the content in new exam? For an outline of the 2016 CIP exam click here.