Certified Memorialist Program

The MBNA Certification Program was developed as a result of a three-year study program by some of the industry's most recognized leaders. It raises the professional standards to those engaged in the memorialization industry and awards the top level of competence and ethical conduct. The MBNA Certified Memorialist® (CM) designation is the highest honor of professional achievement available in the memorial industry. Certification is awarded to individuals, not a firm as a whole. Both Members and non-members of MBNA can apply to become a CM.

CMs are recertified every three years with requirements to continue their involvement in the profession and education.

To become a Certified Memorialist®, a candidate must:

  • have at least two years of experience working full-time in the memorial profession
  • be currently employed full-time in the memorial profession
  • have acceptable character, ability and reputation
Certified Memorialist Program


Deadline is December 30

Enrich your holiday season by honoring the people that have shaped your life.

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.

A scene on a monument can come to life in the thoughts and memories of loved ones. A memorialist (monument builder) can capture your stories in stone so that you and your family can reflect on a life well-lived.

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