GRAMA Certification Test Has Been Updated

Renée Wilson Records Management

The GRAMA certification test has been updated. The following changes were implemented:

  • Questions were revised to be less “tricky”
  • Some questions were removed
  • Hyperlinks to the applicable portion of the law were added to each question

And here’s a tip: these tests are open book. That means you can access the law, the training materials, and whatever else you like when you take the test. You can do a search on a webpage or document (press CTRL + F) to find specific words mentioned in the question, and use that to help you find the answer. One purpose of the test is for you to know how to find the answer to your real-life questions, so using your resources is not cheating.

Do you have suggestions for the GRAMA or Records Management Essentials tests? Let us know! Email the analysts at with feedback.



Certification Test Info and Links

  • Records officers need a 75% or higher to pass the test.
  • Records officers may take either the “GRAMA & Records Access” test OR the “Records Management Essentials” test to certify.
    • If you handle GRAMA requests, we recommend you take the GRAMA test first, then alternate between the two tests every other year.
    • If you don’t handle GRAMA requests, you don’t need to take the GRAMA test.
  • All appointed records officers are required to certify annually, but anyone is welcome to do so.
  • The link to the certification test (and other helpful links) can be found at
  • Certification training materials may be found at