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 $300 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 50 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. Recognition will also be given at MBNA's Annual Convention Awards Luncheon, where each CM will be given a lapel pin and a plaque.
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