ARMA International

This article is about the organization. For other uses, see ARMA.

ARMA International
TypeProfessional Organization
FocusInformation Governance, Records Management
Area served
MethodCertification, Chapters, Conferences, Industry standards, Publications, Virtual Events, Webinars.
15-50 employees

ARMA International (formerly the Association of Records Managers and Administrators) is a not-for-profit professional association for information professionals, primarily information management (including records management) and information governance, and related industry practitioners and vendors[1]. The association provides educational opportunities and educational publications covering all aspects of information management broadly. It also is known worldwide for its standards and guidelines.


The Association was founded in 1955. In 1975, the Association of Records Executives and Administrators (AREA) and the American Records Management Association merged to form the present ARMA International. The headquarters for ARMA International are in Overland Park, Kansas.

ARMA International has more than 64,000 members in over 30 countries.[2] ARMA international has approximately 150 chapters for members around the world. Its members include records managers, attorneys, information technology professionals, consultants, and archivists involved in various aspects of managing records and information assets.

ARMA International sponsors a conference and expo in the latter half of each year.[3] Topics addressed in the 120+ educational sessions include advanced technology, creating information structure, ediscovery and information law, information management fundamentals, information project management, and reducing organizational information risk. The expo features exhibitors displaying records and information technologies, products, and services.

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