Becoming Certified and Receiving Your Certificate

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:
If the Results Sent date falls between 7/1/2015 and 6/30/2016…..Newly certified cycle ends 12/31/2020
If the Results Sent date falls between 7/1/2016 and 6/30/2017…..Newly certified cycle ends 12/31/2021
If the Results Sent date falls between 7/1/2017 and 6/30/2018…..Newly certified cycle ends 12/31/2022

Each successfully-completed certification cycle is followed by a four year certification cycle, running from January 1 of the first year through December 31 of the fourth year.

Cycle Option

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.

If you would like the new certification cycle, there is no need to notify RID. If you wish to keep your previous certification cycle, please complete the Cycle Option Form enclosed with your Newly Certified Packet or prepare a written request and send to RID within 60 days of your Results Sent date.  Submission options are:

1) mail the form to RID, Attn: Professional Development Dept, 333 Commerce Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

2) send a scanned copy of the form to cmp@rid.org, or

3) fax the form to 703-838-0454.

It is important to remember that this is a one-time option that comes with each newly-earned certification. Once your choice has been made and noted in your record, it cannot be changed.

Newly Certified Packet

You can expect to receive a Newly Certified Packet from RID approximately 6-8 weeks after your passing performance exam and your 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.

Note: you may begin earning CEUs for your new certification cycle any time on or after your certification start date.

Duplicate Certificates

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