Certified Memorialists & Their Value to Consumers

Everybody knows that MD following an individual’s name means that person is a medical doctor.  And CPA signifies the individual has met standards and fulfilled requirements to be a Certified Public Accountant.  Ask a certified professional “why?” and they’ll tell you that the certification process is one of the single most important steps you can take in career development.  Like many associations, MBNA utilizes professional certification to recognize individuals for their dedication to their chosen career and their ability to perform to set standards, by bestowing on those individuals who qualify the Certified Memorialist® designation. 

Certification demonstrates commitment to the profession.  Receiving certification shows the commitment to their chosen career and their ability to perform to set standards.  Since university degrees can no longer represent the full measure of professional knowledge and competence in today’s evolving job market, certification sets the Monument Builder apart.

A Certified Memorialist® has undergone extensive training and testing to be sure they can assist you in creating a headstone or grave marker. Not only that, but in order to maintain their certification, they must participate in continuing education opportunities and be retested every three years.

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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.

One of the most iconic tools of a stone mason is the square-tipped chisel used to break stone in a straight line. This video shows the centuries-old process of rock pitching.

Memorialization is about healing the people that few people that mourn your loss and recording a little bit of the flavor of your character for the many people who will follow after you.

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