ARMA International to offer Certified E-Discovery Specialist credential to global membership

ACEDS reaches exclusive agreement to bring e-discovery certification to information managers worldwide
MIAMI - July 24, 2013 - PRLog -- Miami – The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) today announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with ARMA International to bring its e-discovery certification, the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential, to the global community of information governance professionals.

As part of the agreement, ARMA International will extend preferred pricing on CEDS certification and other ACEDS products to its more than 27,000 members. Persons who wish to take advantage of these discounts may register to earn certification, or purchase membership or training by visiting

The new partnership marks a commitment by both organizations to expand e-discovery competence to the broad contingent of worldwide information managers, who are often at the front lines of dispute resolution involving electronically stored information.

It also represents a prestigious alliance for ACEDS, the three-year old organization whose e-discovery certification has achieved a foothold across broad swaths of the legal and IT industries. The partnership with ARMA International expands its reach to include information governance professionals, archivists legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators in the public and private sectors in more than 30 countries.  

“ACEDS appreciates the many crucial roles that information managers and other legal and IT professionals play in facilitating the e-discovery process,” said Robert Hilson, ACEDS Executive Director. “This partnership is a tribute to those persons and the responsibilities they hold, and speaks to ARMA Interntaional’s commitment to high quality e-discovery training for its large and diverse membership.”

Added ARMA International CEO Marilyn Bier, “ACEDS is an association with a clear focus on certification for e-discovery specialists, while ARMA International’s members have expertise relating to information governance, e-discovery, and the associated methodologies, making this partnership beneficial for all involved.”

About ARMA International

ARMA International ( is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on information governance. It provides education, publications, and information on the efficient maintenance, retrieval, and preservation of vital information created in public and private organizations in all sectors of the economy. It also publishes Information Management magazine.


ACEDS ( is an international membership organization for private and public sector persons in law, litigation support, technology, and records management, and others who face e-discovery in their work. ACEDS awards the Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS) credential to eligible candidates who pass a rigorous proctored examination that they can take at 600 secure ACEDS-Kryterion Testing Centers worldwide. It has CEDS professionals on four continents, and also offers live and online training, specialized information and community and network-building events.
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