La ARMA Nostra Certification Reimbursement


Established in 2009 by Nicholas J. De Laurentis, “The Godfather,” the La ARMA Nostra “family,” seeks to advance the information management profession and professionals by shared networking, assist professionals in developing and growing the profession, and attract and retain the next generation of IM professionals and leadership. The “family” funds awards that go to information management professionals who are either currently pursuing or have recently completed an IM-related certification, such as the CRM (Certification of Records Management) or IGP (Information Governance Professional Certification). 


Preference is given to applicants applying for their first professional certification. Those pursuing Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) certifications (i.e. CRM, CRA) or the Information Governance Professional (IGP) certification are given preference over other certification programs.

Past winners of the reimbursement are not eligible to apply.

Sponsors and Funding

Sponsored by La ARMA Nostra and the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM). Funding is determined on an annual basis. AIEF reserves the right not to offer grants unless funding is available. AIEF encourages endowed scholarships supported by gifts from individuals and organizations. Potential donors are invited to contact us for more information.

Selection Committee

All applications for the certification reimbursement program will be adjudicated by the Scholarship Committee of AIEF. Each application will be judged on its completeness and the quality of the required components. If in the opinion of the committee, no applications received in a given year warrant an award, none will be given in that year.

Reimbursement Award

Each year, AIEF awards up to six reimbursements of $500 each.


La ARMA Nostra payments are made directly to the reimbursement recipient soon after all applicants have been notified of the committee’s decisions. All payments will be made in US dollars.

Questions? Contact us.

Application Deadline and Requirements

All application materials must be submitted between July 15 – August 15 of each year and include the following:

  • Current resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • Evidence of successful completion of part or all of the certification since January 1 of the previous year.
  • A personal essay (one page maximum, double spaced, 12pt font) addressing what you have learned through, and how obtaining the information management-related certification will help you in your career.
  • Evidence of expenses incurred in pursuit of the certification. Expenses include application/exam fees, study materials, preparation seminar fees, etc.

Schedule of Available Scholarships & Reimbursements

AIEF Education Scholarship - applications accepted February 15 - March 15

ARMA Professional Development Award for ARMA Canada - applications accepted February 26 - March 16

ARMA Professional Development Award for ARMA InfoCon - applications accepted June 10 - July 5

La ARMA Nostra Certification Reimbursement - Dates To Be Announced

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