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Newly Certified Information
Certification Cycle Dates
Effective April, 1, 1999, a majority vote of the RID voting membership on Motion PDC 98.01 set the current requirements for the CMP cycle time-line. Per this motion, a certificant’s newly certified cycle start date is the date that RID initially sent the exam results letter (the Results Sent date) and extends until December 31st of the year indicated by the following:
As a default, a new cycle is created in the record of all new certificants, regardless of previous certification held, so if you earn a new certification or pass a re-examination of the same certification, a Newly Certified Cycle is automatically added to your record. However, you have the option to continue the cycle timeline from your previous certification. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the previous cycle cannot be carried over into a new cycle; however, the CEU requirement would not need to be met in the shortened cycle.
You can expect to receive a Newly Certified Packet from RID approximately 6-8 weeks after your passing NIC Interview and Performance Exam results letter was sent. This packet will include your certificate and a congratulations letter as well as information about the Certification Maintenance Program and earning RID CEUs.
In the event that your certificate arrives damaged, with incorrect spelling or information, or does not arrive at all (three weeks after being mailed), the certificate will be replaced free of charge. This replacement request should be submitted in writing to RID Headquarters by postal mail to RID, Attn: Cert & Ed Dept, 333 Commerce Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by fax to 703-838-0454.
Maintaining current RID membership is a requirement for maintaining RID certification. If you are a current Student or Associate Member at the time you achieve certification, your membership will automatically be converted into a Certified Membership. If you are not a Student, Associate or Certified member at the time you achieve certification, you need to pay Certified Member dues to bring your membership into good standing. For more information, contact the Member Services Department at 703-838-0030. Keep in mind:
Displaying Your Credential
One of the privileges of achieving RID certification is the ability to show your credential on your business card, resume, brochures or other advertisements, etc. Your credentials (also called “post-nomial abbreviations”) should be displayed only after your full name (with or without middle initial) in the following order:
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