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Public Records Management

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Public Records Management
6.00 Hour(s)
Registration Fee
Credits Available
  • FRMA: 4 hours of basic certification credit (plus 2 hours for electronic records credit)
  • Florida Bar CLER's: 7 hours (General credit)
  • CGCIO: 6 Hours

Note: The series must be taken in full to earn a certificate of completion.

Amy Brewer

The Public Records Management Series has been designed to assist all public agency records custodians, Records Management Liaison Officers (RMLOs), management and staff to better understand and meet the legal requirements to comply with the State of Florida Public Records Law.  This webinar series will cover many topics including the legal mandates of the Florida's Public Records Law; life cycle of a record; understanding electronic records; managing public records requests; resources for records management; the protection of vital records, and more.


**Please note our office status in the red box above.  If we are operational, please call to pay upon registration; if we are closed, please continue to your course and we will contact you for payment when we are able.**


Registration Fee:

  • $150 per person
  • $75 (50% off) for each additional attendee (up to ten) from the same agency
  • For agencies registering more than ten attendees, contact our office for our large group discount code  - up to 100 attendees per agency.


Basics of Records Management I (Part 1)
  •    What is Records Management?
  •    The Life Cycle of Records
  •    Benefits of Records Management
  •    Overview of Legal Mandates including Florida’s Public Records Law
  •    Identifying Public Records
  •    Retention of Public Records
  •    Identifying Record Series


Basics of Records Management II (Part 2)
  •    Types of Retention Schedules
  •    Calculating Retention Records Inventory
  •    Department of State Contact Information
  •    Records Storage including Vital Records
  •    Disposition of Public Records
  •    Public Records Access
  •    Violations and Penalties


Electronic Records Management (Part 3)
  •    Electronic Recordkeeping
  •    Social Media
  •    Email Management
  •    Individual Email Management
  •    Enterprise Email Management
  •    Department of State Records Management Resources
  •    What’s new at the Bureau of Archives and Records Management?
  •    Department of State Contact Information
Tim Few & Stephanie Boggs

Government Operations Consultants, Division of Library and Information Services, Florida Department of State.