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 $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.

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

Memorialization is about making memories permanent. This video portrays the story of a father, a son, and some tender moments that were recorded in stone for the generations to remember.

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

Remembering and recording the lives of loved ones that were cremated is as important as remembering and recording the life of a person that received a traditional burial.

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