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.
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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