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certified archivist

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n. (CA, abbr.) ~ An individual who has met the Academy of Certified Archivists' requirements for education, experience, and knowledge.


In addition to a master's degree and a year of experience, certified archivists must pass an exam that covers 1) selection, 2) arrangement and description, 3) reference service and access, 4) preservation and protection, 5) outreach, advocacy, and promotion of documentary collections and archival repositories, 6) managing archival programs, and 7) professional, legal, and ethical responsibilities. Certified archivists must maintain their certification by submitting evidence of ongoing continuing education, experience, and professional participation.