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Certificate In Archiving and Records Management Online Course

Discover the Basic Elements of Records Management Programs

Learn to manage archives via Records Management Certification

Effective records maintenance is an integral part of every organization’s operations. This records management certification course will help you to know how to be an effective record keeper. The comprehensive training program will teach you how to create, organize, and maintain a professional records system. Your system will assist in running a cohesive, efficient, successful business.

Effective records management will help improve and protect the bottom line. Efficiency and productivity naturally improve while potential liabilities can be effectively guarded against.
Record keeping is necessary for every business and organization. All purchases, sales, client and employee communications as well as legal and taxation documents need to be classified and managed appropriately. Naturally, the methods of records management will vary according to the needs of the business. There are, however, some fundamental concepts that most records management systems utilize.

Enrolling in the records management certificate online courses with Courses For Success will give you the records management training needed to gain a thorough understanding of these principles.

Upon completing this Archiving and Records Management Online Course, you will be able to:

  • Correctly define and label record archive and electronic records
  • Consider and evaluate records in the proper context
  • Categorize and classify records
  • Appreciate and recognize different record management and records retention systems
  • Preserve and convert records where appropriate

Quick Records and Information Management Certificate Facts:

  1. Course content is straightforward and simple to follow
  2. Between 6 and 8 hours of study is necessary to complete this records management certificate program
  3. Students are granted unrestricted, lifetime access to this records management online course
  4. Records management classes are fully delivered online and can be accessed anytime using any computer or Smartphone
  5. You can study our records management training courses at your convenience from home or work
  6. Certificate of Completion awarded to all students who complete the course

Course Delivery

Courses are accessed online via our learning management system by any device including PC, MAC, tablet or Smart Phone.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is internationally recognized and accredited by the International Association of Online Training Standards (IAOTS). The courses offered by Courses For Success are unique as they are taught in a step by step process enabling students to complete them quickly and easily, so that you can obtain your qualification sooner. All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion. Courses For Success is committed to high completion rates and therefore 100% student satisfaction.

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Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Understanding Records

  • What is Records Management? 
  • Defining Records 
  • Archives vs. Records 
  • Life Cycle

Module Three: Management of Records

  • What Is and Is Not a Record? 
  • Record Programs
  • Management of Systems 
  • Developing Standards

Module Four: Context I

  • Techniques for Analyzing Records 
  • Collecting Information 
  • Organizational Needs 
  • Legal Demands

Module Five: Context II

  • Routine Process 
  • Creative Process 
  • System Analysis 
  • Records Survey

Module Six: Classification

  • Functionality 
  • Prioritize 
  • Assess and Review 
  • Develop a Tool

Module Seven: Paper-Based Systems

  • Arranging and Grouping 
  • Building Files 
  • Elementary & Intermediate 
  • Metadata

Module Eight: Electronic Records

  • Classifying 
  • Folders and Directories 
  • Groupings 
  • Metadata

Module Nine: Hybrid Systems

  • Routine Processes 
  • Creative Processes 
  • Design 
  • Limitations

Module Ten: Appraisals & Systems

  • Taxonomy of Values 
  • Macro Appraisal
  • Strategy & Criteria 
  • Document & Review Decisions

Module Eleven: Record Maintenance

  • Paper 
  • Electronic 
  • Create Archives 
  • Conversion

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Open entry

Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 020AARMOC
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: Unlimited Lifetime
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: Study at your own pace
Course Duration: 6-8 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate