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KM Competencies/Standards

A Word About KM Certification Standards

We are occasionally asked about our certifications, and how KM Institute's credentials compare to other certification bodies -- certainly a fair question, and one we are happy to address. 

Since KM is a young discipline, to date there has not emerged an independent accreditation body*.  However, a movement is afoot to create standards in KM education and certification, spearheaded by several esteemed academics from a number of leading Universities where KM is taught at the Master's and Doctoral levels.  These academics have recently joined forces with "AIIM" - the Association of Information and Image Management, a global, non-profit organization that provides independent research, education and certification programs to information professionals, to create standards for the KM profession. 

To quote from AIIM's "Call for Participation in Knowledge Management Standards" document:

"AIIM’s standards development and credentialing infrastructure will support development of three standards, including:

  • Standards and credentialing of competencies for individuals as knowledge management professionals, including different levels of professional development, variety of areas of specialization; 
  • Standards and certification of organizations as knowledge organizations, with reference to different levels of maturity and various efforts of specializations; 
  • Standards and credentialing of education and training programs, with reference to different levels of intensity and coverage."

KM Institute is rapidly mapping its own curriculum to be in sync with the emerging standards outlined by AIIM.  We anticipate that, when these standards are fully developed and recognized, KMI will be aligned and quickly achieve accreditation by this board.

Please take a look at a video presentation we have created to explain more about emerging KM Competency Areas, and how KM Institute's curriculum is designed to train you and your organization to achieve these competencies:

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