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.

Why CIP?

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. 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. 

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, and built a certification exam based upon this body of knowledge that is available at locations around the world.

CIP Training

We have also developed a set of training courses and other materials to help information professionals prepare for the CIP examination. These materials are designed to cover everything on the CIP exam, while also providing a deeper understanding of the topics covered by the exam. The training workshops are available in several different delivery modes. 

Click the button below to access information about the CIP Prep workshops. 

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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: 

1. Take the free 25-question CIP Practice Exam.  

2. Review the CIP Study Guide (free to professional members; nonmember fee is $60 USD). 

3. Take a CIP Prep Course.

4. Take an AIIM Training Course in an area you're weak in. 

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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. 

Learn more about the CIP exam and proctoring options

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. 

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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


Amitabh Srivastav, CIP
Charles Daly, CIP
Dawit Ayalew Kassa, CIP
Deanne Martin, CIP
Devon McCollum, CIP
Edward Williams, CIP
Emmanuel Auclair, CIP
Ethan Raysby, CIP
James Guyver, CIP
Jesse Wilkins, CIP
Johan Stieler, CIP
Jonathan Whiteside, CIP
Joseph Ryan, CIP
Kara Hunt, CIP
Katriina Timm, CIP
Kris Koomson, CIP
Laila Tai, CIP
Marcel Wingate, CIP
Mary Aksim, CIP
Mary Marquez, CIP
Maryfrances Toomey, CIP
Michelle Drew, CIP
Mike Driggs, CIP
Misha Penn, CIP
Natalie Tichy, CIP
Rachel Riggin, CIP
Raelynn Dalquist, CIP
Ranee Rejman, CIP
Sean McGauley, CIP
Shane Start, CIP
Sheri Deist, CIP
Sylvain Barone, CIP
Vipin Menon, CIP
Willem Nahon,CIP

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

Becoming a CIP has helped me gain the confidence of our IT department by speaking and understanding their language and I am successfully giving legal advice as our court system goes digital.

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

The courses and the CIP designation have greatly enhanced my experience professionally in that I have earned a promotion, acquired a new job, and been given the lead on enterprise impactful projects.

— Lorelei Chernyshov, Director of Information Governance, Merrick Bank

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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