Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who is ARMA International?

Originally ARMA was the acronym for the Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Over the past several years, however, we have seen a broadening of the profession as records management has become a recognized and integral part of information management which is key to doing business. To reflect the changing environment and this "expansion" of the profession, about five years ago the association's Board of Directors decided to discontinue using ARMA as an acronym and adopted "ARMA International" as a general descriptor of the association.

How much does it cost to join?

ARMA International annual dues are:

Professional - $175
Associate - $95
Friend of ARMA - $0

Central Illinois Chapter annual dues are $20

How do I become a member?

Please refer to to join electronically or download an application and mail it in. 

Can companies join ARMA International?

Yes!  The ARMA International Industry Membership is now available.  More details at

How do I advertise on your website?

Please contact one of our Board Members or email us at for our advertising rates.  Typically this would involve a banner on our home page and separate rates for sponsoring an event.

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