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.

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.

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.

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