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 $135 USD for the 3-year period for AIIM Professional members and $150 USD for non-members. 

For more information on CEUs, visit the CIP renewal page by clicking the button below. You will find links to make your renewal payment as well as information about CEU submission. Questions? Send an email to Maureen Hearn

Has your CIP lapsed?
If you did not submit your 45 hours of CEUs or pay the full renewal fee within three years of your certification or last renewal, your CIP has lapsed. In order to reinstate your CIP status, you can either retake the current exam, at the current fee, or complete the reinstatement process. Click here for more information.

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

Adam Jefferson, CIP
Ahmad Aljabahji, CIP
Allison Bodenhamer, CIP
Amber Eastburn, CIP
Andrew Walsh, CIP
Angela Watt, CIP
Ann-Marie Saucier-Gnall, CIP
Baird Brueseke, CIP
Brad Jenkins, CIP
Brian Quinn, CIP
Cecily Fung, CIP
Chris Tunks, CIP
Christine Standaert, CIP
Christopher Lau, CIP
Delisa Hardie, CIP
Dia Rashid, CIP
Elana Fate, CIP
Eric Harding, CIP
Evelyne Luctkens, CIP
Fernando Andres Romero Chavarro, CIP
Frans Klaassen, CIP
Gabriela Horno Colás, CIP
George Kutsunis, CIP
Georges Paulet, CIP
Gretta Thorson, CIP
Helen Roberts, CIP
Isaac Armstrong. CIP
Jasen Hutchinson, CIP
Jeanetta Richardson, CIP
Jean-Paul Meijer, CIP
Jed Cawthorne, CIP
Jennifer Gitt, CIP
Jenny Inglis O'Brien, CIP
Jessica Ritzema, CIP
Jezwynne Dena Arroway, CIP
Katelyn Frownfelter, CIP
Katharine Espley, CIP
Klayton Kuzminski, CIP
LaVonne Williams, CIP
Mabelle Iturra, CIP
Marissa Schick, CIP
Marc Godin, CIP
Mark Hann, CIP
Mark Patrick, CIP
Mark Wheeler, CIP
Maureen Hearn, CIP
Melissa Beck, CIP
Miguel Macaraeg, CIP
Narciso Mendoza, CIP
Parminder Sandhu, CIP
Rebecca Allen, CIP
Robert Shields, CIP
Roger Befurt, CIP
Ronald Hackbarth, CIP
Roxanne Gran, CIP
Sara Frey, CIP
Sarah Johnson, CIP
Scott Raynes, CIP
Shawn Mayo, CIP
Stephanie Oliver, CIP
Tom Buchanan, CIP
Vanessa Huynh, CIP
Vinton Chinsee, CIP

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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