The SMM-C combines the successful completion of nine (9) rigorous, competency-based courses along with our basic Cornerstone Courses (required of ALL members).
Four (4) NASMM Cornerstone Courses (required of ALL members):
Nine (9) Additional Certification Courses for the SMM-C Certification:
Three (3) distinct fees are associated with pursuing NASMM's highly regarded SMM-C certification.
1. Application Fee
2. Cornerstone Courses (4 courses)
3. Certification Coursework Bundle (9 courses)
*** Most NASMM members purchase the Cornerstone Courses upon joining NASMM because these courses are required to move from Provisional Member status to General Member status. Thus, these individuals have already met a good portion of the certification requirements early on in membership. This is also the reason why (if you're wondering!) the Cornerstone Courses are purchased separately from the 9-course Certification Coursework Bundle. Makes sense, right?
1. CE Renewal Requirements (over the three year renewal)
a. If you are renewing in 2022 CE requirements increase to 20 hours
b. If you are renewing in 2023 CE requirements increase to 30 hours (Please see highlighted Note below.)
c. If you are renewing in 2024 CE requirements increase to 45 hours (Please see highlighted Note below.)
2. CEs must be a minimum of 30 minutes as a baseline, and then can be counted in 15 minute increments (e.g., 45 minutes, 1hour 15 minutes). This metric is based on the idea that one continuing education unit is equivalent to one hour of education.
3. Accepted CEs may be any of the following:
a. NASMM conference session attendance
b. Watching NASMM conference recordings
c. Any NASMM online course offering
d. Outside organizations’ live presentations or online courses in the following topics
i. Leadership (including finance, HR, employment issues, marketing and sales, process improvement)
ii. Move management (including downsizing, organizing, packing, decorating, working with movers and other vendors, alternative revenue streams)
iii. Aging topics
v. Client communication and interactions
e. Proof of CEs, course completion or attendance should be submitted; if not, notes from coursework could serve as proof of attendance
f. Presentations given by the SMM-C requesting renewal receive double credit value. (e.g., an SMM-C presenting a one-hour webinar (on behalf of NASMM) will earn 2.0 credits towards SMM-C renewal, rather the attendee value of 1.0 credit.)
4. IMPORTANT NOTES:
*** Beginning January 1, 2023, 15 of the 30 required CE units must be obtained directly from NASMM conferences or courses.
*** Beginning January 1, 2024 and thereafter, 25 units of the 45 required CE units must be obtained directly from NASMM conferences or courses.
*** There is a 3-year window for all courses (both NASMM & education programs outside of NASMM) to be considered eligible for certification documentation.
That is, your submitted documentation to support your certification renewal must fall within the last 3-year period, e.g. you may not submit coursework from the NASMM 2019 conference in 2023. In 2023, all documentation must be from 2020 & forward. In 2024, it must be dated 2021 or forward, etc.