How to Apply to become a Certified Memorialist

The first step to becoming a Certified Memorialist® is to complete the CM Application, which includes the initial participation activity form, and MBNA’s Code of Good Practice. There is a $400 USD processing and examination fee ($800 for non-members) that includes a digital copy of the CM Manual (a necessity to prepare for the examination.) Applicants MUST acquire 30 CEUs/Points and pass the exam (in no particular order) within one (1) year of their application date to earn the credential.

Upon satisfactory completion of the exam, a Certified Memorialist® will be entitled to use the CM initials after their name on all forms of business correspondence.

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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.

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