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IAITAM® Certifications

IT Asset Management (ITAM) is gaining widespread adoption around the globe. As IT expenditures continue to grow along with core IT functions becoming available as a service and as regulatory and licensing pressures continue to increase, individuals involved in IT Asset Management need to become more specialized and more skilled. Having a complete IT Asset Repository better enables the Service Desk by providing contractual, financial, warranty, supplier, license, and lease details.

IAITAM® has the only documented ITAM architecture along with the only established certification program recognized worldwide, including courseware and exams.

IAITAM has appointed APMG-International to manage the accreditation of training organizations that choose to offer training for one or more of the following IAITAM certifications:

  • Foundations
  • Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional (CHAMP)
  • Certified Software Asset Management (CSAM)
  • Certification in IT Asset Disposition (CITAD)
  • Certified Mobile Asset Manager (CMAM)
  • Certified IT Asset Manager (CITAM).

IAITAM has been established for 13 years. Throughout this time it has built up high-level material within a Body of Knowledge spanning 13 volumes and 12 knowledge areas. It’s Founder and President Barbara Rembiesa is globally recognized for her outstanding contribution to setting and raising standards for IT Asset Management. This is reflected in the unbeatable depth of knowledge IAITAM has acquired and built its prestigious certification program upon.

The IAITAM certification curriculum counts towards a Master’s Degree in IT Asset Management at the William Howard Taft University, which attests to the rigor of the certification material.

Who is it for?

IAITAM certifications could benefit you if you work in one of the following business areas:

  • IT
  • Finance
  • Acquisition / Sourcing / Procurement
  • Negotiating team / Legal / Audit etc.

Benefits for Individuals

  • Demonstration of specialist knowledge of IT Asset Management.
  • Hold a worldwide recognized certification.
  • Can help career path development and many roles now require IAITAM certification.
  • Option to become an IAITAM member.

Benefits for Organizations

  • ITAM can significantly reduce the compliance risks and penalties associated with software audits.
  • Significant cost savings and better management of IT assets - which is the second largest expenditure of most organizations.
  • Reduce the risks inherent with the growth of “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD).
  • Ensure proper disposal of retired IT assets in a time of increased regulatory requirements.
  • Establish the optimum level of maintenance agreements, software license agreements and negotiate better pricing and terms.


The ITAM Foundations course is designed to impart an extensive overview of IT Asset Management ITAM) best practices and processes, as well as ways to embrace multiple organizational frameworks such as ITAM and IT Service Management (ITSM).

This course provides information on each of the IAITAM Best Practice Library’s 12 Key Process Areas (KPAs), the roles and responsibilities that affect an ITAM Program, core functional areas, KPA indicators, strategic positioning, and how ITAM can be brought into other frameworks such as ITSM so that they work together in the most efficient way for an organization thus producing a greater return on investment (ROI) for its IT portfolio.

This is a 2 day entry level course, with the anticipation that all who attend have some basic knowledge of the IT Asset Management industry.

The course is followed by an online certification exam which can be taken at any time within 28 days of completion of the course. Individuals that pass the examination will attain certified Asset Management Professional status.

Exam Format

  • Multiple choice
  • 100 questions per paper
  • 85 marks required to pass (out of 100 available) - 85%
  • 3 hours duration
  • Open book