How Do I Accumulate CEUs?
To recertify your CMA (AAMA) credential by continuing education, you must accumulate 60 recertification points within your 60-month certification/recertification period. Thirty of these points must be AAMA approved continuing education units (CEUs). The category breakdown of 60 points must be as follows:
Follow these steps to recertify by continuing education:
To make sure your study time is well spent, screen topics for relevance to your profession. The AAMA provides three documents that serve as useful guidelines. These documents are in PDF format.
You may earn all of your CEUs from the AAMA. You may also choose to earn at least 30 AAMA CEUs and the rest from other sources.
If all of your CEUs are from the AAMA, you may recertify by phone. The AAMA offers many opportunities:
The AAMA will enter the number and category of CEUs into your transcript and you'll be able to access your AAMA CEU transcripts anytime from the AAMA website.
Non-AAMA Recertification Points
You may earn up to 30 non-AAMA recertification points by attending programs and events that are not approved by the AAMA. You must determine if the programs meet the standards for approvable continuing education. Use the three AAMA documents mentioned above as guidelines.
The AAMA will not update your transcript when you attend these types of programs and events. Save any related documentation, such as a syllabus, as you will need to furnish this material when you submit the Recertification by Continuing Education Application.