The Certified iMIS Administrator program was developed as an objective means of distinguishing yourself as highly skilled and knowledgeable in the administration, configuration and management of iMIS. You know and follow ASIs best practices and standards for working with iMIS. You also help your organization achieve continuous performance improvement.
Who should apply?
Experienced iMIS Administrators with at least one (1) year of experience working with iMIS and who are looking achieve formal recognition through ASI’s assessment that your skills and experience are aligned with ASI’s iMIS best practice methods and solutions. The certification will distinguish you as a knowledgeable iMIS administrators and reassures your organization that to maintain your certification you will be current on the most recent iMIS best practices.
Why should I get certified?
Certification as a CiA is a distinction that proves your understanding of the core functionality of iMIS as well as the current practices for managing and administering an iMIS system. Getting certified will not only increase your skills, but also demonstrate your knowledge to your organization and peers.
Your organization benefits.
Through the certification process, you will be able to demonstrate to your organization that you are skilled managing their iMIS system, are capable of performing upgrades of iMIS, and are prepared to help them achieve continuous performance improvement through iMIS.
What are the prerequisites?
You will need to be able to demonstrate at least 1 year of experience in working with iMIS. You will need to submit an explanation of this work to ASI to enable assessment that it was aligned to ASI best practice standards for using the product as designed. You will also be required to complete ASI training classes such that you have earned a minimum of 12 professional development units. The final step will be to take a CiA knowledge assessment test and achieve a passing mark.
What is the Certification Process?
- Enroll in the Program below, which will start you on your process
- Once all the elements are submitted, your application will go to the CiA Review Committee.
- You will be informed about your acceptance, rejection or deferral into the CiA program by the CiA Review Committee.
You do not need to do these in the order above, but you cannot be certified until all 4 steps are completed and once commenced you complete the process within 6 months.
For how long is the certification valid?
CiAs maintain their certification for 1 year from the day they become certified. At the end of the renewal period, you will need to achieve a total of 12 additional professional development units, which are defined on our website. Every second year, you will also be required to pass a short refresher knowledge assessment that covers the materials in the intervening 2 years to help ensure you are keeping your skills current.