Certified Memorialists & Their Value to Consumers

Everybody knows that MD following an individual’s name means that person is a medical doctor.  And CPA signifies the individual has met standards and fulfilled requirements to be a Certified Public Accountant.  Ask a certified professional “why?” and they’ll tell you that the certification process is one of the single most important steps you can take in career development.  Like many associations, MBNA utilizes professional certification to recognize individuals for their dedication to their chosen career and their ability to perform to set standards, by bestowing on those individuals who qualify the Certified Memorialist® designation. 

Certification demonstrates commitment to the profession.  Receiving certification shows the commitment to their chosen career and their ability to perform to set standards.  Since university degrees can no longer represent the full measure of professional knowledge and competence in today’s evolving job market, certification sets the Monument Builder apart.

A Certified Memorialist® has undergone extensive training and testing to be sure they can assist you in creating a headstone or grave marker. Not only that, but in order to maintain their certification, they must participate in continuing education opportunities and be retested every three years.

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Remembering should be beautiful, functional, and accessible. Remember the people you love, in the places you love!

Memorializing the life of a loved one is a difficult process. Finding a professional can make this process a lot easier. Create a monument that will preserve the story of a lifetime for generations to come by choosing a professional monument builder from North America's largest and most respected Monument association–the MBNA.

Stone is polished by hours of work by a skilled craftsman. There is no "coating" that is applied. The beautiful, nearly permanent shine on memorials is created by a series of diamond impregnated pads, water, and a skilled craftsman. If the polishing process is done incorrectly, the stone can overheat causing the stone surface to prematurely crumble.

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