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AIIM Certificate Programs Discount

BFMA is an AIIM Referral Partner. What does this mean for you? This means that you can purchase AIIM's educational certificate programs at the AIIM Professional Member discounted rate!

Use the BFMA discount code BF60T when registering for online or in person AIIM training programs and receive the AIIM Professional Member pricing. The discount code must be used at the time of registration. The discount is available for the certificate programs described below.

Visit the AIIM Website for more information and to register.

The AIIM Certificate Programs are designed from global best practices among AIIM's 65,000 members. The Certificate Programs cover the following areas:

  • SharePoint – Learn best practices for sharing and managing information on the SharePoint platform
  • Capture – Learn technologies and best practices for scanning and capturing documents
  • Enterprise Content Management (ECM) - Learn how to take control of your information assets
  • Electronic Records Management (ERM) - Learn how to take control of your electronic records
  • Business Process Management (BPM) - Learn how to improve your business processes
  • Information Organization & Access/Enterprise Search (IOA) - Learn how to optimize find ability and enterprise search
  • Email Management (EMM) - Learn how to improve the control of corporate emails
  • Enterprise 2.0 (E2.0) - Learn how to use Web 2.0 technologies to improve collaboration and innovation across the enterprise

Become a Practitioner or Specialist after taking the online exams. Become a Master after taking an online exam and successfully passing a case study exercise. The Practitioner courses will help you to answer the question, "What is?", Specialist courses cover "How to Implement", and Master courses cover "Putting It All Together". Courses are offered both online and in a classroom setting. For online courses, take courses in your time at your own pace. You will have unlimited access to the online courses and handouts for 6 months. For classroom courses, attend a course and you will also have access to online materials for 6 months.

How do the online programs work?
Each online program is broken into modules. Each online module is approximately 40-60 minutes in length and combines audio and PowerPoint, delivered via your Web browser. You may start, pause or stop the module at any time to review materials at your own pace. You can also view a module multiple times to ensure mastery of content. Downloadable handout materials and additional links and resources accompany each course. At the end of each module there is a small exam (15-20 questions) covering the content presented. All questions are covered within the course material.

Students have unlimited access to the online courses and handouts for 6 months, but a maximum of 3 attempts to pass the online exam, which is accessible from the AIIM website. You need 70% correct answers to pass the exam. Once you have successfully passed all the exams for the program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and you will be awarded the designation of "Practitioner" or "Specialist". You can use the associated logo and title on your business card, email signature, web page, etc.

How are the classroom classes structured?
The Practitioner class is a 2-day class and the Master class is a 4-day class. The Master class covers both the Practitioner and the Specialist. After the class (during your own time) students take an online exam which has approximately 65 questions. You need 70% correct answers to pass the exam and you have 3 attempts. Students have 90 minutes to answer the exam, but students with disabilities or from non-English speaking countries will be given an additional 30 minutes. For the Master class, students also must submit a case study exercise within 3 months after the class. The exercise is given in class and students must complete the exercise. Upon successfully passing the exam and receiving a passing grade on the case study exercise students will become a Master.

Visit the AIIM Website for more information and to register. To receive the BFMA discount, be sure to enter the code BF60T when registering.

If you have questions, contact BFMA or AIIM Training directly to Maureen Hearn at

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