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 return it to MBNA Headquarters along with a signed Code of Good Practice form and a $250 USD processing and examination fee ($450 for non-members) at least 30 days prior to intended examination date.  It is also highly recommended to order the CM Manual to prepare for the examination.

The CM Exam is now online! Find out if you’re qualified by following the links or contacting MBNA HQ at 800-233-4472 or info@monumentbuilders.org.

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.  Recognition will also be given at MBNA's Annual Convention Awards Luncheon, where each CM will be given a lapel pin and a plaque.

Full Certification Packet


Deadline is December 30

It has often been said that monument builders tell stories in stone. This is the second video in a three video series that shows how a good monument builder can tell a story in stone.

Remember the people you love in the places you love!

It's difficult to imagine the incredible amount of work that goes into creating a memorial. This video shows brief scenes from several steps of the process.

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