Records Management 

Credential  Certificate
Tuition $3,950 for full program, or take individual courses with up to 3 semesters/ 1 year to complete
Duration 4 months
Intakes Part time, Continuous
Campus Abbotsford - Clearbrook Centre and Online
Days & Times Mon & Wed, 6-8:30 pm, online component - weekly
Program Start January, 2016

For the Full Program Overview Records Management 2016, follow this link.

*Note: Textbooks are not included in tuition and fees may change without notification.

Quick and easy retrieval of information is an essential part of an organization’s success. Information and Records Managers help organizations to systematically control and govern their most vital and important information. Learn the industry standards and best practices to sort, classify, maintain, and archive all forms of electronic and original information.

This program can be completed in one semester (September – December) by applying online to the Records Management certificate.

Not ready for the whole program at once?

You have the flexibility to take courses individually for information purposes or complete all nine over a one year period for certification.

Admission Requirements

Student applications for program admission are accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year. Qualified applicants are considered for the next intake in which there is space. Program prerequisites include:

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent or minimum of 19 years of age before the first day of classes.
  • Applicants must satisfy the English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see English language proficiency requirement in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Applicants who meet the entrance requirements will be admitted in order of their application date. This date is set when an application, all required documentation, and the application fee have been submitted.

Program Information


  • Fundamentals of Information and Records Management - Online
  • Business Communications
  • Records Classification and Vocabulary - Online
  • Digital Age Literacy
  • MS Word
  • Records Management Systems - Online
  • MS Excel
  • MS Access
  • Practicum

You will receive a grade mark for each course in the program on classroom participation, assignments, study projects, practicum and examination results. You must achieve an 85 percent overall grade average and attendance of 90 percent in each course to earn the certificate. The grading procedure for this program is based on UFV’s Applied Business Technology grading system policy. Letter grades are awarded; students, if they choose, can order and pay for official transcripts upon completion of the entire program.

There is a practicum component that must be taken immediately following the theory modules. You must successfully complete the theory components before you can be assigned a practicum placement. You will be responsible for your own transportation to your practicum site.

Who knows more about Records Management duties than those who are currently working in the industry? Not only do our instructors have high academic qualifications, but they are also current, successful practitioners of the ideas they will be sharing with you. They are committed instructors who are passionate about communicating their knowledge and cultivating enthusiasm in their students.



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Current Course Offerings 

Apply the following classes and earn a Records Management certificate in one semester from January to June or take them as stand-alone over a one-year period to complete certification.

Records Management Practicum
Complete an 80-hour supervised field-based placement to refine, integrate, and apply the knowledge you have acquired in the Records Management certificate program.

ABBOTSFORD — Clearbrook Centre
(80274 RM 09 A5A) 10 sessions, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, $1220
Starts Dec 7


Records Management Fundamentals
Review the roles, responsibilities, terminology, and governing principles of current records management practices. Learn strategies for implementing a records management program in a variety of organizations.

UFV Online — Visit to log in
(20231 RM 01 ON1) online, $275. Starts Feb 1

Business Communications
Get introduced to the principles of business communications. Explore the writing process; learn to write direct, indirect, and persuasive messages; and master the art of adapting messages for specific purposes and audiences.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(20234 RM 08 A5A) 6 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–8:30 pm, $275. Starts Feb 3

Records Management Classification
Today’s records exist in countless formats: digital or physical, personal or shared. Classifying records allows for systematic identification and coding, which results in easy retrieval. Explore industry standards and best practices to sort, classify, maintain, and archive all forms of electronic and original documents, using a variety of classification systems.

UFV Online — Visit to log in
(20232 RM 02 ON1) Online, $550. Starts Feb 22

Digital Age Literacy
Focus on the technical skills needed to work in this digital age. Topics include electronic communications using Microsoft ® Outlook, the organization and transfer of data, and record security.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

(20235 RM 04 A5A) 6 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–8:30 pm, $275. Starts Feb 29

Word-Processing: Word
In this hands-on course, learn how design and organize documents using Microsoft® Word software. The course puts a special emphasis on attention to detail and practical application in preparing business documents and forms.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(20236 RM 07 A5A) 6 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–8:30 pm, $275. Starts Mar 21

Records Management Systems
This third-level course covers specialized topics related to records management planning, with emphasis on specialized functions presented in Records Management Fundamentals. Understand the
principles governing the life cycle of records management, and the elements of control possible in each phase of the life cycle.

UFV Online — Visit to log in
(20233 RM 03 ON1) Online, $550. Starts Mar 28

Spreadsheets: Excel
In this hands-on course, learn about spreadsheet concepts using Microsoft® Excel software. The emphasis is on creating and using spreadsheets for business applications.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

(20237 RM 06 A5A) 6 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–8:30 pm, $275. Starts Apr 13

Databases: Access
In this hands-on course, learn about introductory database concepts using Microsoft ® Access. Topics include building reports and forms; designing, creating, maintaining, editing, and querying a database; and creating reports and forms.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre
(40157 RM 05 A5A) 6 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6–8:30 pm, $275. Starts May 4

Records Management Practicum
Complete an 80-hour supervised field-based placement to refine, integrate, and apply the knowledge you have acquired in the Records Management certificate program.

Off-campus location
(40158 RM 09 A5A) 10 sessions, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, 8:30 am–4:30 pm, $1200. Starts May 30


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