ACA Pre-Approved Courses


ACA Graduate Course Pre-Approval Program

ACAEach year the Academy of Certified Archivists must verify the qualifications of dozens of student applicants who want to take its certification examination. In the interest of saving time, the ACA has created a Graduate Course Pre-approval Program to evaluate graduate-level archival courses. Using a rubric based on the domains identified in the ACA’s Role Delineation Statement for Professional Archivists, the committee determines which courses meet the criteria for approval.

We’re pleased to announce that 10 required MARA courses and two INFO electives have been pre-approved for students who want to apply to take the Academy of Certified Archivists Certification Examination. Those courses are listed on the ACA website and are designated as ACA pre-approved in their course descriptions.

More information on the requirements needed to sit for the exam can be found on page 10 of the ACA Handbook. An explanation of what qualifies as graduate study in archival administration can be found on page 7 of the handbook.

Pre-Approved Courses

MARA 200 The Record and the Recordkeeping Professions
MARA 204 Management of Records and Archival Institutions
MARA 210 Records Creation, Appraisal and Retention
MARA 211 Records Access, Storage and Retrieval
MARA 249 Electronic Recordkeeping Systems and Issues in Electronic Recordkeeping
MARA 283 Enterprise Content Management and Digital Preservation
MARA 284 Topic: Information Governance
MARA 284 Topic: Information Assurance
MARA 285 Research Methods in Records Management and Archival Science
MARA 289 e-Portfolio
INFO 256 Archives and Manuscripts
INFO 259 Preservation Management