An increasing number of organizations is finding that they need professionals with a broader skill set than what is traditionally found within IT departments. Specifically, they need staff that can understand the importance of effective management and the utilization and application of information assets to the organization. In other words, they need a new ‘breed’ of information professionals.
Bearing that in mind, AIIM built a comprehensive body of knowledge around the needs of information professionals in 2011, and designed an exam to benchmark information professionals against that body of knowledge. In 2016, this Certified Information Professional (CIP) exam was updated to reflect changes in the process and tools used to create, manage, and leverage business information.