Certified Memorialist - How to Re-Certify

Certification must be renewed every three years. During this time, each CM must accumulate 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in order to qualify for re-certification. A re-certification fee of $150 USD ($350 for non-members) as well as a completed Recertification/Continuing Education Form and Renewal Examination must be submitted to MBNA National Headquarters in order to complete the re-certification process. If you need to purchase the latest CM Study Guide, current CMs can do so at half the normal price for $65. Please print out, complete, and fax, email, or mail the required forms to MBNA Headquarters. Note that all CEUs claimed on the Participation Activity Form must be accompanied by documentation.

CERTIFIED FOR LIFE
Each CM will be notified of their impending renewal by MBNA Headquarters. Upon reaching the age of 65, "Life" Certification is granted, and no further renewal is required.

FAILURE TO RECERTIFY
If a CM fails to meet the recertification requirements, their certification shall be terminated. If a CM fails to adhere to MBNA's Code of Good Practice, certification may be revoked. In such cases, the CM is entitled to notification in writing, a hearing by the Certification Committee, and 30 days notice of the hearing.

Memorialists who lose their certification by not renewing on a timely basis may be reinstated by meeting the criteria of initial certification.

A grave marker is one of the only pieces of artwork that an average family will ever buy. These hand-made tributes to the life of a loved one serve many important purposes for a grieving family, but they are also an important permanent record that will tell an individual's story to the generations that follow.

During a time and season that has come to be characterized by Black Friday deals and record breaking travel congestion, taking a little time to honor the people that shape our lives can help mend that part of us that is often neglected by the pressures of our workaday culture.

An unlikely way to remember a Father and Grandfather! Let's create a better way to remember the people we love.

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