Why Should I Become a Certified Information Professional?

Don't let us tell you. Hear it straight from those who are already certified.

We know that you’re an Information Management expert. The CIP proves it to your boss, co-workers, and partners.

More than 1,500 individuals from around the world have earned the Certified Information Professional. The certification has helped them earn promotions, get moved into areas of greater responsibility, and have a meaningful impact on projects that are vital to the success of their organizations. Below, we invite you to learn about their stories of incredible professional growth and success, in their words.

From CIP to AVP of Information Governance

Allow me to introduce you to Lorelei Chernyshov. She's the AVP of Information Governance at Merrick Bank and a Certified Information Processional. Lorelei attributes getting certified to helping her earn a more strategic role within her organization and work on more impactful projects.


How the CIP Can Improve Your Reputation

Meet Jill Stelter. She's the Information Governance and Compliance Manager at Snohomish County Public Utility District. Hear how earning the CIP helped Jill improve her reputation among her organization's larger information management group. The certification helped her become trilingual, learning the languages of IT, legal, and records management, and enabled her to build closer relationships with stakeholders in those departments.

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 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.

Since earning the CIP, I’m recognized as a key stakeholder and feel more confident asking critical questions about strategy and providing guidance based on best practices.

— Baba Majekodunmi, Business Analyst, Pentagon Federal Credit Union

Earning the CIP is an accomplishment. It drives home the fact that I am an information professional, and I am serious about being a part of the industry. You can have years of experience and still not be considered an expert.

— Devon McCollum, Corporate Records and Information Manager, Members 1st Federal Credit Union

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.

— Hemaben Patel, ECM Lead, Copa Airlines

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

AIIM Has Certified 1,560 Information Professionals

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