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Exam Content: Topics in the Body of Knowledge

The CLM exam covers topics detailed in the Body of Knowledge. The job analysis upon which this body of knowledge is based was accomplished with the assistance of an independent testing contractor, the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO). 

Each exam is created by pulling questions from an “item bank.” These test items can appear on a future exam, but may or may not appear right away. Even within each testing session there are different test forms being used.

The members of the Certification Committee, all of whom are ALA members and all CLMs, write the exam questions. Committee members are chosen for their expertise in the subjects of the body of knowledge (finance, human resources, legal industry & office operations).

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