THE ACADEMY OF CER TIFIED ARCHIVISTS Why Becoming Certified Matters > I t provides a competitive edge. I t strengthens the profession. I t recognizes professional achievement and commitment. The next Certified Archivist examination will be held July 26, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM Annapolis, MD Chattanooga, TN Des Moines, IA Portland, OR (at ARCHIVES 2017 ) San Jose, CA as well as wherever three early-bird applicants or five regular applicants wish to take it. The 2017 application is available at https://certifiedarchivists.wufoo.com/forms/aca-2017-exam-application/. For the 2017 application and more information about the Certified Archivist examination, go to the ACA website ( www.certifiedarchivists.org/get-certified ) or contact the ACA office (518-694-8471 or firstname.lastname@example.org ).