How to Maintain Your CIP Status

The CIP is good for three years and must be renewed by earning 60 CEUs and paying a renewal fee.

The CIP Maintenance Process

Congratulations on earning your Certified Information Professional (CIP) certification. You've successfully demonstrated an understanding of the body of knowledge necessary for information professionals to be successful in the Intelligent Information Management era. Now, all you have to do is maintain it.

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Step 1: Submit Your CEU's

In order to maintain your CIP status, you must submit 60 continuing education credits (CEUs) every three years. Credits are only awarded for activities that are educational in nature and align with the Intelligent Information Management body of knowledge. This includes:

Creating and Capturing Information

  • Multi-channel capture
  • Document management
  • Collaboration
  • Content migration & integration
  • Knowledge management

Extracting Intelligence from Information

  • Metadata
  • Taxonomies
  • Data recognition/extraction/standardization
  • Analytics/machine learning/AI
  • Search

Digitalizing Information-Intensive Processes

  • Business analysis
  • Business process management
  • Robotic process automation
  • Case management
  • Decision management

Automating Governance and Compliance

  • Information governance
  • Records management
  • Information security
  • Privacy and data protection
  • eDiscovery
  • Digital preservation

Implementing an Information Management Solution

  • Information management strategy
  • The business case for information management
  • Business requirements for information management
  • System design and implementation
  • Change management

For non-AIIM events, you must provide proof of attendance (receipt, confirmation email, certificate of attendance, etc.) and documentation that the event is related to one of the learning domains mentioned above (brochure, webpage/email with event description, etc.)

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Step 2: Pay Your Renewal Fee

Once you've submitted your CEUs, the next step is to pay the renewal fee of $150 ($135 for members). Once your payment and CEUs have been successfully submitted, your CIP status will be good for another three years. Congratulations!

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